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April Verch Band On Mountain Stage

Verch embraces mountain and old-time music that's true to tradition but distinct in its own right.

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'Fresh Air' At 25: A Live Musical Tribute

To celebrate 25 years, Fresh Air looks back at some great live performances from its archive.

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Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra Of New York On JazzSet WBGO-FM

The big band plays "Jingle Bells" and more on New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center.

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Caleb Klauder Country Band On Mountain Stage

Hear the traditional country band perform songs from its two most recent albums.

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Matraca Berg On Mountain Stage

Hear the award-winning country songwriter and singer perform her second set from the Mountain Stage.

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Billy Joe Shaver On Mountain Stage

Backed by his own band, the legendary country singer-songwriter sings a few of his favorites.

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Spirit Family Reunion On Mountain Stage

Hear the band play rustic, Appalachia-influenced tunes on its first Mountain Stage appearance.

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Red Wanting Blue On Mountain Stage

Hear the Columbus, Ohio-based band play earthy roots rock.

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Dave Brubeck Quartet On JazzSet WBGO-FM

JazzSet remembers the legendary pianist with a set from the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival.

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Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage

Hear the quirky, idiosyncratic singer perform songs from throughout her diverse repertoire.