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Mary Chapin Carpenter: A Thanksgiving Special

For an All Things Considered Thanksgiving Day special, singer Mary Chapin Carpenter performs from her farmhouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She shares the stories behind the songs from her latest album, Between Here and Gone.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: A Thanksgiving Special

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'Welcome to Brazzaville': Well-Traveled Rock 'n' Roll

Brazzaville is a Los Angeles-based sextet with a worldly outlook, and their sound has been described as "musty noir tropicalia" with influences from Latin America and the Mideast. The band's new CD Welcome to... BrazzavilleDay to Day producer Christopher Johnson profiles the band's leader, David Brown.

'Welcome to Brazzaville': Well-Traveled Rock 'n' Roll

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Karate's Geoff Farina

Geoff Farina spent the last 10 years fronting the Boston-based band Karate. In that time he's released three solo albums — and Karate just released its sixth album, Pockets. Farina joins NPR's Neal Conan for a live performance at NPR's Washington studios.

Karate's Geoff Farina

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Cowboy Junkies, A Long Way from 'Trinity'

It's been nearly 17 years since the Junkies recorded their debut album, The Trinity Session. Singer Margo Timmins and her brother Michael stop by NPR.

Cowboy Junkies, A Long Way from 'Trinity'

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Los Lobos, 30 Years On

Los Lobos' new CD, appropriately named The Ride, celebrates the band's 30 years together. Hear their extended interview with NPR's Renee Montagne and live performance at NPR.

Web Extra: Extended Performance Chat with Los Lobos

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NPR at La Jolla: Hai-Ye Ni Performs Bach

Fred Child is on stage at the Bishop's School in La Jolla, Calif., for SummerFest 2004. He visits with cellist Hai-Ye Ni. She plays the Sarabande and Gigue from Bach's cello suite no. 3, and the Tibetan Dance from Seven Tunes Heard in China by Bright Sheng.

NPR at La Jolla: Hai-Ye Ni Performs Bach

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Bob Weir Reviews His Long, Strange Trip

Bob Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, has released a 2-CD career retrospective, Weir Here. The guitarist performs two songs and reflects on music and career with NPR's Scott Simon.

Bob Weir Reviews His Long, Strange Trip

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Guitarist Richie Havens Live at NPR

Richie Havens is currently touring through November in support of his latest CD, Grace of the Sun. The disc features covers of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" and Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock." Hear his live performance — and his take on current summer concerts.

Guitarist Richie Havens Live at NPR

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Havens Relives 'Freedom'

Richie Havens will be forever remembered for kicking off three days of peace, love and music at Woodstock in 1969. He talks with NPR's Tony Cox about his performance of "Freedom."

The Classical Guitar Perfection of David Russell

Guitarist David Russell recently stopped by NPR to chat with NPR's Lisa Simeone and perform music by Barrios, Granados, Brazilian composer Dilermando Reis and Spain's Joaquin Malats.

The Classical Guitar Perfection of David Russell

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