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The Bird & The Rifle

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Newport Folk 2016 Preview: Patti Smith, Flight Of The Conchords, More

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01Buddy

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Elephant Revival On Mountain Stage

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On Her Own For Once, Sara Watkins Finds New Footing

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Hayes Carll On World Cafe

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Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

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Nashville Sessions: Tomi Lunsford

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01That's How I Got to Memphis

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Judy Collins And Ari Hest On Mountain Stage

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01Shining In The Distance

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Gregory Alan Isakov: A Folk Artist In A Symphony Hall

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