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Steve Earle, 'King Of The Blues' KEXP-FM

Watch the Texas singer-songwriter pay tribute to the blues artists who preceded and inspired him.

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Hiss Golden Messenger, 'Blue Country Mystic'

M.C. Taylor and his band perform one of the finest songs in Hiss Golden Messenger's growing discography, live in WAMU's studios in Washington, D.C.

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Valerie June, 'Workin' Woman Blues' (Live)

The captivating singer performs a plaintive blues-folk lament in the woods at Pickathon.

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Natasha Kmeto, 'Inevitable' KEXP-FM

it's hard not to be moved by Kmeto's intricate, confessional, visceral, meticulously produced music.

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George Ezra, 'Budapest' (Live) WXPN-FM

The English singer-songwriter's rich voice separates him from the pack in songs like 'Budapest.'