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Listen To An Interview With Gillian Welch And David Rawlings

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Jherek Bischoff Crafts A Symphonic Sound On 'Composed'

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The singer-songwriter released her debut studio album, Is Your Love Big Enough, this summer. Ravi Dhar/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

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Paramore is the pop-punk band's self-titled fourth album. Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Paramore: Southern Pop-Punks Tackle 'Real Life Problems'

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Bonobo's new album is titled The North Borders. Andrew De Francesco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bonobo: Challenging Music's 'Borders,' Finding A New Frontier

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Neko Case has been recording her latest album at WaveLab Studio in Tucson, Ariz. Jason Creps/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Back In The Studio, Neko Case Recovers 'That Fire'

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Guitar God Richard Thompson Plays 'Electric,' Acoustic

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Listening Back To An Interview With Phil Ramone

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Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks. Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

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Chic Gamine's latest album is called Closer. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chic Gamine: The Girl-Group Sound, Stripped To Its Bones

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Classically trained Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf plays a four-valved trumpet, an innovation he credits to his famous father. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument

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Nkulee Dube's debut album is titled My Way. Robert Tlapu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In South Africa, A Reggae Legacy Lives On

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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon. David McClister /Nonesuch Records hide caption

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Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

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