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Sam Baker's Say Grace is his fourth album since he started making them in 2004, at age 50. Chrislyn Lawrence/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Uncluded features Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson. Chrissy Piper/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ceramic Dog is Marc Ribot, Ches Smith and Shahzad Ismaily. Barbara Rigon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jonny Fritz's third solo album, after two under the alias Jonny Corndawg, is called Dad Country. Josh Hedley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Homeboy Sandman: A Rapper Leaves Law Behind

The New York MC, whose father is a gifted boxer turned community lawyer, gave up a promising career path of his own to rap full time.

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By This 'Beak And Claw,' A Trio Shall Synthesize

Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti collaborate on a sometimes humorous but mostly beautiful EP.

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With more than a dozen studio albums to her credit, Ani DiFranco has a strong handle on outspoken, politically charged music. Her latest is Which Side Are You On? Shervin Lainez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ani DiFranco: Embracing Stability, Remaining Outspoken

The singer-songwriter's latest album, her most striking release in more than a decade, is as personal as it is political.

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Bhi Bhiman is a second-generation Sri Lankan-American with a flair for the blues. His new album is Bhiman. Matthew Washburn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bhi Bhiman: Penetrating Melodies, Striking Vocals

The second-generation Sri Lankan-American is an accomplished guitarist and a natural bluesman.

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Prolific singer-songwriter Jeffrey Lewis has a new album, called A Turn in the Dream-Songs.

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Jeffrey Lewis: Cosmic And Tongue-In-Cheek 'Dream-Songs'

The prolific anti-folk singer-songwriter — who's also a comic-book artist — is a likable supernerd.

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Woody Guthrie is the subject of a new tribute album, Note of Hope.

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Woody Guthrie's 'Note Of Hope' From Beyond The Grave

Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie features 13 artists working with Guthrie's lyrics.

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