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Favorite Sessions

Yo La Tengo, 'Cornelia And Jane' (Live)

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Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew visit Portland, Ore., to perform songs from their latest album, Fade. Watch them perform one of the album's most beautiful tracks, "Cornelia and Jane."

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Newport Folk Festival

Colin Meloy, Live In Concert

Watch members of The Decemberists — at the festival as Black Prairie — and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a version of "Yankee Bayonet."

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Newport Folk Festival

Bombino, Live In Concert

O mar Moctar (a.k.a. Bombino) is a young, Niger-born Tuareg guitarist inspired by the wizardry of Saharan rock bands like Tinariwen. Watch Bombino perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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Tiny Desk

Dana Falconberry

Falconberry's songs are gentle, almost invariably delicate, sometimes mysterious and frequently feather-light. But her music's sweet, intricate softness never stands in for strength. Watch her and five bandmates perform three songs from her recent album Leelanau.

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Front Row

The Lone Bellow, Live In Concert

Formed as a creative outlet for singer Zach Williams as his wife recovered from an accident that nearly paralyzed her, The Lone Bellow performs with a sense of necessity.

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Newport Folk Festival

Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert

The New Orleans band exists as a vehicle for the powerhouse songs of Alynda Lee Segarra, whose gigantic voice conveys the grit of bluesy soul while still fitting within rootsy folk and country.

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Newport Folk Festival

Phosphorescent, Live In Concert

Raised in Alabama and based in Brooklyn, Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck makes moody, searching, pretty music. Watch Phosphorescent perform "Ride On/Right On" at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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Tiny Desk

Time For Three

In person, the members of Time for Three come off as just three dudes in a band. But with their staggering technique and freewheeling genre-crossing, it's hard not to be swept up in the force of their contagious energy. Hear the "classically trained garage band" perform in the NPR Music offices.