Favorite Sessions

Caitlin Rose: Blooming In East NashvilleWXPN-FM

A young darling of Nashville's music scene, Caitlin Rose just released her second album, The Stand-In. Rose moved to Nashville when she was 7, but resisted country music at first because her parents worked in the industry. Indie-rock was more her thing. Now she's doing a fantastic job of combining the two genres.

Watch Rose perform her song "Peach," live in a small studio called The Casino in East Nashville.

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Tiny Desk

The Wild Reeds

Great singers aren't easy to come by, so finding three in one band is something special.

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Favorite Sessions

Ryley Walker, 'Summer Dress' (Live)


Watch the psychedelic-folk guitarist play an extended version of "Summer Dress" at Pickathon 2015.

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Mountain Stage

Rhiannon Giddens On Mountain Stage

The masterful Carolina Chocolate Drops singer draws on the music of trailblazing women.

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Tiny Desk

Joan Shelley

As technology rules the day, here's a reminder that a single voice can carry deep emotion.

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Tiny Desk

Watkins Family Hour

With help from Fiona Apple, two Nickel Creek alums gather a band to perform old and new songs.

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Tiny Desk

Sam Lee

The singer found his voice by finding and preserving old British, Irish and Scottish folk songs.

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Newport Folk Festival

Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The mother-and-son duo radiated easy familiarity and sincerity during this charming afternoon set.

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