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Skitch Henderson On Piano Jazz

The original Tonight Show bandleader also worked on Frank Sinatra's and Bing Crosby's radio shows.

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Baio, 'Needs' KCRW-FM

Danceable strings! Orchestral pop! It's the bassist from Vampire Weekend, back and with vigor.

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Tiny Desk

Shamir

The singer's disco-infused funk and soul gets stripped down to a lone voice with a guitar.

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Blind Pilot, 'White Apple' (Live)

Watch the Portland, Ore., band perform "White Apple" at last year's Pickathon festival.

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Newport Folk Festival

Sturgill Simpson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Listen to the outlaw country singer's high-octane, honky-tonking set.

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Watch Ashley Monroe Perform Live In Concert

Watch Ashley Monroe play songs from her new, breakthrough album, The Blade, live in New York.

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'I Love The Truth': Ashley Monroe In Conversation

The singer and songwriter talks with NPR's Ann Powers about her new album, The Blade.

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First Watch: Locrian, 'Arc Of Extinction'

The experimental metal band matches a sublime track with images of glitches and decay.

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Newport Folk Festival

Lord Huron, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The Los Angeles band's Newport Folk set was jubilant and loud.

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Calexico, 'Falling from the Sky' (Live)

Watch the Arizona band play their new "Falling from the Sky" in an Oregon vineyard.