Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

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Ruthie Foster On Mountain Stage

At 14, Foster was a soloist in her uncle's choir. From then on, her life revolved around music. Her latest is the critically acclaimed The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, in which she demonstrates her tremendous range of musical influences.

Ruthie Foster On Mountain Stage

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Rocco DeLuca On Mountain Stage

DeLuca was introduced to soul music by his father, who was a touring guitarist for the legendary Bo Diddley. DeLuca's elastic, brazen vocals soar in a way that brings to mind the late, revered singer Jeff Buckley.

Rocco Deluca On Mountain Stage

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Martin Sexton On Mountain Stage

Sexton taught himself to play guitar and learned to capture the attention of his audience by busking on the streets of Harvard Square in Boston. He showcases his soulful voice and percussive guitar playing in this captivating solo performance.

Martin Sexton On Mountain Stage

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Vic Chesnutt On Mountain Stage

Paralyzed at age 18, Chesnutt began playing his intricate, emotional songs around Athens, Ga. In his seventh appearance on Mountain Stage, Chesnutt reveals an unrecorded song, "Granny," inspired by a dream.

Vic Chesnutt On Mountain Stage

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Josh Ritter, Recorded Live In Concert

XPN

Influenced by classic rock songwriters, Idaho native Josh Ritter has spent the last decade becoming a star around the world: He's known as a folk-rock singer of substance and widespread acclaim in Ireland, America and beyond. Hear Ritter perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.

Josh Ritter, Recorded Live In Concert

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Soprano Takesha Meshe Kizart takes the title role in the German Opera production of Respighi's rediscovered 'Marie Victoire.' Barbara Aumuller hide caption

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Respighi Resurrected: 'Marie Victoire'

Set against the frantic backdrop of the French Revolution, Respighi's Marie Victoire was slated for a 1915 premiere, but it never happened. Like his popular Pines of Rome, Respighi uses the orchestra like a jumbo box of crayons to create an explosion of color.

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Sonos On Mountain Stage

The six members of Sonos perform vocal arrangements of contemporary pop songs with beat-box backing. Their Mountain Stage set includes "I Want You Back," a Motown hit in 1969 for the Jackson 5.

Listen Now: Sonos In Concert

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Steve Wilson & Wilsonian's Grain

WBGO

He's been a "first-call" saxophonist in New York City for more than two decades. But this week, he's the one doing the calling. Wilson and his new quartet of old friends set up shop at the Vanguard.

Steve Wilson Quartet In Concert At The Village Vanguard - 03/24/2010

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Crooked Fingers On Mountain Stage

Songwriter and guitarist Eric Bachmann started out in college radio and has been crafting his sound ever since. Now, with Crooked Fingers, he performs songs from the band's fifth CD, Forfeit/Fortune.

Crooked Fingers On Mountain Stage

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Greg Brown

Iowa-raised singer-songwriter Greg Brown takes center stage with a set reflecting a career that dates back to 1974. We also hear a piano solo by Mountain Stage pianist Bob Thompson.

Greg Brown On Mountain Stage

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Joanna Newsom and her band perform live at the 6th and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. Shantell Mitchell hide caption

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Joanna Newsom In Concert

With her new triple-album, Have One on Me, Joanna Newsom's voice has matured; the orchestrations are richer and the themes darker. Hear the singer perform in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.

Listen to Joanna Newsom in Concert

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SXSW 2010: Capsula, Live In Concert

KEXP

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Capsula play scuzzy garage rock with a touch of glam that makes it clear that they soaked up all the good parts of American rock music from the '60s and '70s. KEXP was on hand to record their set at The Day Stage Cafe during this years SXSW Music Festival.

Listen Now: Capsula In Concert

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Neko Case On Mountain Stage

First inspired by country and later by punk music, Neko Case has combined her passions and cultivated a signature sound that fuses contemporary rock, pop and country elements.

Neko Case in Concert on Mountain Stage - 06/22/2009

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SXSW 2010: Quasi, Live In Concert

KEXP

Quasi has been making solid records for almost two decades, but have always been a band that flies steadily under the radar. Hear the all-out, no-holds-barred indie-rock band perform live from Austin at KEXP's concert from the Gibson Showroom.

Listen Now: Quasi Live In Concert

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The Deep Vibration On Mountain Stage

The Nashville band got its name at the suggestion of Lou Reed. Led by singer and guitarist Matt Campbell, the group brings its highly electrified, ragged sound to the program in songs from its debut EP, Veracruz.

The Deep Vibration in Concert on Mountain Stage - 06/19/2009

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