Sounds of Blackness founder Gary Hines (left) and vocalist Jamecia Bennett, perform with the Howard University Gospel Choir at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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The Harrow and the Harvest is the first new album from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings since 2003. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tom Waits.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson also founded the chamber ensemble CutTime Players. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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