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Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez: Digging Roots

KUT 90.5

After a chance encounter at SXSW in 2001, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez have worked together to become stars in the world of Americana music. Hear Taylor and Rodriguez play material from their recent greatest-hits collection The New Bye and Bye during a studio session with KUT.

"Don't Speak In English"

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Mad Rad: Hip-Hop For The Dance Floor

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The rambunctious Seattle dance-rap group, notorious for its on- and off-stage antics, has grown up on its second album, The Youth Die Young. Hear the quartet perform its songs live at KEXP.

Mad Rad In Studio at KEXP

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The New York band Callers recently performed an hour-long set on WNYC's Spinning on Air. Aaron Wojack hide caption

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Callers: Better Living Through Limitation

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The New York trio combines rock, blues and a little bit of Balkan music to create a sound all its own. Hear songs from Callers' new album, Life of Love, as well as a Wire cover in this studio session from WNYC's Spinning on Air show with host David Garland.

Callers In Studio on WNYC

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A former chef and handyman, Charles Bradley recently earned a long-awaited record deal. Kisha Bari hide caption

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Charles Bradley: 40 Years Of Soul Music

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Daptone Records discovered Bradley performing James Brown songs at a tiny club in Brooklyn. The soul label was so smitten, it gave the former chef and handyman a record contract. Hear Bradley perform songs from his new album, No Time for Dreaming, on WFUV.

Charles Bradley In Studio at WFUV

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The Pacific Northwest Gypsy-jazz band Pearl Django recently appeared on KPLU with guitarist Martin Taylor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Martin Taylor With Pearl Django: Gypsy Jazz

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The jazz guitarist joined forces with the Pacific Northwest's best Gypsy-jazz outfit for a hot studio session at the KPLU studios in Seattle.

Pearl Django In Studio at KPLU

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Yellow Ostrich: A Gem In The Demo Pile

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Alex Schaaf, a Wisconsin native living in New York City, performs as the indie-rock band Yellow Ostrich. KEXP host John Richards loved Schaaf's demos so much, he brought the fledgling act into the studios for a live session.

Yellow Ostrich In Studio Live on KEXP

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Orrin Evans And Bobby Watson: Faith In Action

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Evans, a jazz pianist, recorded an unofficial tribute album to Watson last year. The saxophonist, who cut his teeth with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, joins Evans in the WBGO studio for a session on The Checkout.

Orrin Evans and Bobby Watson In Studio at WBGO

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The folk duo Bethany and Rufus recently performed on KPLU in Seattle. KPLU hide caption

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Bethany And Rufus: Not Her Father's Folk Music

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Bethany Yarrow, the daughter of folk legend Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), reinvents classic songs with cellist Rufus Cappadocia. Listen to a studio session from KPLU 88.5 in Seattle.

Bethany And Rufus: Not Her Father's Folk Music

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Sara And Sean Watkins: Folk In The Family

Folk Alley

The Watkins siblings got their start in the popular bluegrass band Nickel Creek, which went on indefinite hiatus in 2007. Now, Sara is flourishing as a solo artist, while Sean is working with a number of acts. Together, they join Folk Alley's Jim Blum for a conversation and studio session.

Sara And Sean Watkins: Folk In The Family

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Manhattan Transfer: Holidays In Harmony

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The long-running vocal jazz group brings its familiar harmonies to the studios of Jazz24 in Seattle.

The Manhattan Transfer In Studio on Jazz24

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