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The soul singer, who just released his debut album, unearths the roots of his retro sound as this week's All Songs Considered Guest DJ.
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by Bob Boilen
July 28, 2015 The soul singer, who just released his debut album, unearths the roots of his retro sound as this week's All Songs Considered Guest DJ.
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Ellen Kempner of Palehound.
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by Katie Presley
July 27, 2015 On Ellen Kempner's latest grungy treat of a single, her moxie can't be stifled by fuzzed-out production.
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July 27, 2015 A singer-songwriter tells the tale of a "risky teen" and a Bible school intervention in the lead single from his forthcoming album, Sermon On The Rocks.
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July 27, 2015 The uniquely affecting folk giant is at the top of her formidable game in a slow-burning track from her forthcoming album.
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Sufjan Stevens performed Saturday at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.
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July 26, 2015 An audience both very young and somewhat old sang in unison with Stevens' powerful, gentle songs Saturday at the Newport Folk Festival.
Connecting the folk tradition to Dark Side of the Moon, Roger Waters closed out the first day of the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.
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July 25, 2015 Joined by My Morning Jacket and other special guests, the Pink Floyd co-founder proved himself to be one of the folk with a Friday evening set that seemed to turn rainy skies into a glorious sunset.
Soothe your young one with our playlist of infant-inspired songs.
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by Julian Ring
July 24, 2015 We collected your picks for the first song a newborn should hear.
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by Robin Hilton
July 24, 2015 Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners is back with a new set of drum fills. See how many you can match to the right song.
The Newport Folk Festival takes place July 24-26.
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by Otis Hart
July 24, 2015 The live audio broadcast will take place between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Producer George Martin with The Beatles in 1963.
July 23, 2015 How much does an artist's producer impact their sound? In 2009, Robin Hilton devised a test to find out.
James Elkington (left) and Nathan Salsburg.
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by Lars Gotrich
July 23, 2015 An understated acoustic guitar duo returns with playfully complex music. Hear a song that sounds as if it was tossed off in an afternoon of whiskey and laughs.
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July 22, 2015 One of the most outrageous supercars ever made gets a chaotic math-rock party, with an assist from WFMU's Dave Perlis.
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by Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, Katie Presley
July 21, 2015 All Songs Considered celebrates the return of co-host Robin Hilton and bids farewell to Katie Presley with a mix of great new music.
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July 21, 2015 A Tennessee singer-songwriter finds strength in vulnerability in her spare but rich solo debut.
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July 20, 2015 Myrkur combines Nordic folk song and choral arrangements to make black metal both savage and sylvan.
While your kids are still impressionable, you can make them listen to anything.
by Stephen Thompson
July 18, 2015 Tips for finding lullabies that aren't cloying, annoying, or lullaby-themed covers of pop songs.
Mozart is great for babies, but what about Miles Davis? [Note: This child does not belong to Robin Hilton.]
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July 17, 2015 Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton discuss the best way to introduce your young one to the world of music.
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July 17, 2015 Eagles drummer, singer-songwriter and producer Don Henley is back with his first solo album in 15 years. Cass County is a country album featuring an all-star list of collaborators.
Chvrches' second album, Every Open Eye, comes out Sept. 25.
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July 16, 2015 The Glasgow synth-pop band explores candid emotional territory on its latest single, from the upcoming sophomore full-length Every Open Eye.
Red River Dialect.
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July 16, 2015 The English folk band's droning, banjo-and-strings driven "Amelia" is full of unrequited yearning and hard truths.
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July 16, 2015 The young singer-songwriter uses unique turns of phrase and idiosyncratic cadences to make sharp, winning folk-pop.
July 15, 2015 Twenty years after forming, an Australian folk-rock band sounds both comfortably loose and tighter than ever. The first single from their forthcoming album has echoes of mid-'90s Sheryl Crow.
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July 15, 2015 The Chapel Hill band thrives on heavy, atmospheric jams, with lush meditations that hold off on heaviness until the moment demands an earth-rattling release.
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