Irishman Conor O'Brien is the mastermind behind the subtle and captivating Villagers. Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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World Cafe

Villagers On World Cafe WXPN-FM

Hear talented Irish songwriter Conor O'Brien perform four tunes from his debut album.

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The Ryan Montbleau Band isn't playing sold-out stadiums just yet -- at least not as the headlining act. Ryan Laurey hide caption

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Ryan Montbleau Band: Night After Night

The singer-songwriter and his sextet are based in Boston -- when not touring 200 nights a year.

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