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The Spotlight Shines Bright On A Consummate Sideman's Debut

Benmont Tench has a reputation as the guy you want playing on your album — just ask Tom Petty, Bob Dylan or The Rolling Stones.

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Damien Jurado On World Cafe

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The Seattle singer performs music from his new album, Brothers and Sisters of The Eternal Son, and talks about the dreams that inspired him.

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Beck's Long Balancing Act

Reflecting on a career that has long synthesized old and new forms, the versatile musician says engaging with everything may be the only way left to innovate.

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World Cafe Next: Jess Williamson

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The Austin folk artist's latest album is sparse and personal. Hear two songs on this installment of World Cafe: Next.

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Vertical Scratchers: Slashed Chords, Fractured Poetry

Daughter of Everything is a superb pop album with one foot in the past and another in the future.

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