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The 56th Annual Folk Festival On World Cafe

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Josh Ritter's Gathering comes out Sept. 22. Laura S. Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gathering

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    Gathering
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    Gathering
    Artist
    Josh Ritter
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    Pytheas Recordings
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    2017

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Don't miss live performances from (counterclockwise from top left) Joan Osborne (photo: Jeff Fasano), Don Bryant (photo: Matt White) and Raul Malo (photo: John Partipilo) and Yola Carter. John Partipilo/Courtesy of the artsits hide caption

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Tori Amos' next full-length album is Native Invader, due out Friday on Decca Records. Paulina Otylie Surys/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In Tori Amos' New Album, A Return To Nature and Family

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Billy Bragg And Joe Henry On Mountain Stage

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This week's show is a tribute to Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (right), seen here with Kevin Burke, whom he recorded with. Courtesy of Compass Records hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Sounds For Summer

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real's new, self-titled album was released August 25. Myriam Santos hide caption

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Lukas Nelson On Surfing And Stingrays, A Childhood On Tour And His Georgia Love Story

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Jonatha Brooke On Mountain Stage

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Robin Pecknold, of the band Fleet Foxes, felt he needed to turn his attention back to the parts of his life that music had eclipsed in order to grow as an artist. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Time Off — And Surfing — Influenced Fleet Foxes' 'Crack-Up'

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Joseph, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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John Paul White, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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