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Nancy Wilson now has a rock supergroup called Roadcase Royale, whose debut album is First Things First. Jeremy Danger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heart's Nancy Wilson On Love Songs, Sisterhood And Her New Supergroup

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The Blind Boys Of Alabama have been performing for nearly 70 years. The group's latest album is called Almost Home. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Almost Home' Celebrates The Blind Boys Of Alabama's Storied Lives

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Raul Malo with his beloved Gibson L-5 Studio, restored by luthier Joe Glaser. John Partipilo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After Surviving A Nashville Flood, Raul Malo's Gibson Guitar Gets A New Lease On Life

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Art historian James Merle Thomas (left) and Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen make up the duo Quindar. Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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One Giant Leap For Music: NASA's Sonic History Inspires This Duo

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Jaco Pastorius performs in 1982, around the time when Paul Blakemore engineered his concert at Avery Fisher Hall for NPR's Jazz Alive!. Tom Copi/Courtesy of Resonance Records hide caption

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In A Lost Concert, Jaco Pastorius Sounded The Rhythm Of The City

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Trombone Shorty's new album, Parking Lot Symphony, comes out April 28. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

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The 12th Annual Director's Cuts Gift Guide

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The 11th Annual Director's Cuts Gift Guide

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Director's Cuts: The 10th Anniversary Edition

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