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World Cafe Next: Heaven's Jail

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Produced by Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck, the band makes "sensitive but not sappy" indie rock.

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Hozier On World Cafe

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Hear the Irish singer-songwriter perform "Take Me To Church" and three other songs on stage.

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Bruce Hornsby On Piano Jazz

The influence of Keith Jarrett and Bud Powell peeks through in the hitmaker's 2003 session.

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Latin Roots: New Music From Cuba

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Judy Cantor-Navas describes how the end of a cultural embargo made music better in Cuba and beyond.

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During an "extreme hiatus" for his band, the Walkmen singer released the solo album Black Hours.

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Timothy Showalter's new album, HEAL, functions as a cathartic memoir. Hear three songs.

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Sean Sullivan On 'Song Travels'

The singer-guitarist reflects on his musical roots and performs a rich set of covers and originals.

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