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

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Marc Ribot Isn't Trying To Comfort Anyone
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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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Jonny Fritz: A Country Jester Gets Personal
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Dawes' new album is titled Stories Don't End. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dawes' Story Gets A Fine New Chapter
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Brad Paisley's new album is titled Wheelhouse. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brad Paisley's 'Wheelhouse' Of Good Songs — And Intentions
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Earl "Fatha" Hines' band featured the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set
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Take Me to the Dance is the latest album from Freshlyground. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor
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A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career. Sony Music hide caption

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Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 63-Disc Box Set
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Brad Paisley Ventures Out Of Country's 'Wheelhouse'
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Bombino's new album is titled Nomad. Ron Wyman /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville
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Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round" was one of NPR Music's favorite songs of 2012. Kelly Christine Musgraves/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kacey Musgraves: Country's Blunt And Poetic New Voice
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Kacey Musgraves' major-label debut is titled Same Trailer Different Park. Kelly Christine Musgraves/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kacey Musgraves: A Millennial Musician Reframes Country
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Drummer Barry Altschul writes tunes that play complex games with rhythm. Dmitry Mandel/Courtesy of TUM Records hide caption

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Barry Altschul: The Jazz Drummer Makes A Comeback
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Justin Timberlake performed Saturday at the Myspace Secret Show during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. His new album — his first in seven years — is The 20/20 Experience. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Justin Timberlake's Musical Vision Isn't '20/20'
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R&B singers Nicole Wray and Terri Walker have teamed up as the duo Lady. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lady: Two Soul Stalwarts Find A New Groove Together
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