Folk and blues singer Odetta, shown rehearsing at the Prince Charles Theatre in London, is one of the Alabama artists featured by the Oxford American. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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The Baltimore duo Wye Oak releases the blustery and mysterious Civilian on March 8. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aaron Neville revisits the house where he spent his teen years in uptown New Orleans. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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Greg Kot (above) and Jim DeRogatis host the weekly music news program Sound Opinions on WBEZ in Chicago. courtesy of WBEZ hide caption

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Randy Morris (left) and Adam DeGraff are Pianafiddle. Brian Blauser hide caption

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KT Tunstall performs some of her new "nature techno" on World Cafe. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem spoke with World Cafe host David Dye. Ruvan Wijesooriya hide caption

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The folk duo Bethany and Rufus recently performed on KPLU in Seattle. KPLU hide caption

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