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Dee Dee Bridgewater On Song Travels

The singer performs a few of Billie Holiday's signature songs, including "Loverman."

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Dawes, 'Things Happen' (Live) KCRW-FM

Watch the L.A. roots-rock group perform "Things Happen" from its new album, All Your Favorite Bands.

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Waxahatchee, 'La Loose' (Live) KEXP-FM

Alabama-born Katie Crutchfield constructs "La Loose" out of simple synths and swoons.

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Martin Sexton, 'Do It Daily' (Live)

Sexton calls "Do It Daily" the "Memphis, 1962 portion" of his new album, Mixtape Of The Open Road.

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Kate Davis On Song Travels

The bassist and songwriter performs a lighthearted rendition of the standard "Tea for Two."

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Jessie Baylin, 'Black Blood' (Live) KCRW-FM

Watch the singer perform "Black Blood," which exemplifies her seductive, emotional songwriting.

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The Helio Sequence, "Red Shifting" (Live)

Watch the band perform "Red Shifting," one of the products of a marathon songwriting session.

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Samaris, 'Sólhvörf II' (Live) KEXP-FM

Watch the Icelandic trio create a rich, textured blend of breathy vocals and glitchy beats.

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Madeleine Peyroux On Song Travels

The vocalist covers an obscure Buddy Holly song and discusses busking on the streets of Paris.

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Purity Ring, 'Bodyache' (Live) KCRW-FM

Towing an apparatus that's both percussion instrument and light show, the duo performs "Bodyache."