Townes van Zandt (left) and Jeff Buckley (right).

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World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: Musicians We Miss

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Celebrate the lives and legacies of two American songwriters, Townes Van Zandt and Jeff Buckley, with their intimate interviews from the World Cafe vault.

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All Songs Considered

The Mynabirds, St. Vincent, Fiona Apple And More

This week: Hear Apple's new single, epic Exitmusic, and Bob and Robin on rock 'n' roll baby names.

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The Record

Remembering Bert Weedon, Guitar Teacher To Stars

Weedon's guide to the basics of guitar playing was used by the young musicians who would become members of The Who and The Beatles.

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Uncle Tupelo at the Sapphire Supper Club in Orlando, Fla. Jeff Tweedy (second from left) went on to form Wilco, while Jay Farrar (second from right) created Son Volt.

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World Cafe Looks Back: Uncle Tupelo's Family Tree

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The extraordinary and influential alt-country group was a standard-bearer for the genre, and later spawned Wilco and Son Volt after it broke up in the mid-'90s.

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