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In Studio: Ben Kweller's Country Makeover

The quirky singer-songwriter plays from his new album, inspired by his preteen country music roots.

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David Dondero

Watch Dondero perform his well-crafted songs at Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR Music offices.

Favorite Sessions

Janis Ian: Behind Her Songs And Life


Janis Ian performs and shares a striking story behind the song "Society's Child" in a session.

Studio Sessions

Rachael Yamagata Writes To Overcome

The singer-songwriter's new double album focuses on two different parts of her personality.

Music Articles

Homework: Odd Musical Instruments

Listeners share their oddest musical instruments.

Discover Songs

Christopher O'Riley's Bad Plus Epiphany

The adventurous classical pianist finds inspiration from an equally free-spirited jazz trio.

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Thao Nguyen

The singer-songwriter gives an intimate performance at the NPR offices in Washington, D.C.

Favorite Sessions

Smog's Bill Callahan Bares His 'Whaleheart'

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Callahan, a.k.a. Smog, brought in members of Shearwater to record a big-sounding session on KUT.

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Music Articles

American Rapper Eli Sweet Reflects On China

The energetic Atlanta native says China provides "an endless stream of adventure."

Studio Sessions

Amos Lee At The Studio 4A 'Lodge'

The former schoolteacher takes his folky, soulful style to NPR headquarters for a solo performance.