Favorite Sessions

Dixie Bee-Liners: Musical Hospitality

WKSU

The seemingly rootless band performed its sweet mix of bluegrass and roots music in a session.

The Dixie Bee-Liners in Studio on Folk Alley
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Bat For Lashes: Lush And Mystical

XPN

Bat for Lashes performs its lush tribute to the lead character of The Karate Kid and more.

Bat For Lashes: Lush And Mystical
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Naomi Shelton: Straight From Funk

XPN

Soul queen Naomi Shelton has released a studio album What Have You Done, My Brother?

Lift My Burdens
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Favorite Sessions

Yolanda Kondonassis: Impressions Of The Harp

American Public Media

The adventurous harpist plays impressionist music by Toru Takemitsu and his hero, Claude Debussy.

Hear Yolanda Kondonassis And Friends In The APM Studio
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James Blackshaw: A One-Man Orchestra

The composer uses his 12-string guitar and his technical virtuosity to create a symphonic sound.

James Blackshaw: A One-Man Orchestra
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Ben Harper Explores Rock With Relentless7

XPN

Harper's new band trashes his folk-leaning past for stripped-down rock in a session from WXPN.

Ben Harper & the Relentless7 in Studio on World Cafe 5/8/09
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Daryl Sherman Pays Tribute To Johnny Mercer On Piano Jazz

Mercer enthusiast Daryl Sherman brings her sophisticated swing and witty charm to Piano Jazz.

Daryl Sherman Pays Tribute To Johnny Mercer On Piano Jazz
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Beyond Nickel Creek: Sara Watkins Goes Solo

XPN

In a session from WXPN, Watkins demonstrates her instrumental breadth with a sweet voice.

Sara Watkins in Studio on World Cafe 5/26/09
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Favorite Sessions

Kevin Devine: Raw And Emotional

KEXP

Devine and his band put on a powerful performance for KEXP, recorded in New York City.

Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band in Studio on KEXP 5/5/09
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Tiny Desk

The Avett Brothers

Hear the harmony-drenched roots-rock band perform a kinetic, frenetic set in the NPR Music offices.