Soul icon Bettye LaVette recently performed live on WFUV in New York City. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bettye LaVette: Open To Interpretation

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Hear the soul icon perform two songs from Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook on WFUV.

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Nneka and her crew performed on Jon Kertzer's show, "The Best Ambiance," on KEXP in Seattle. Jim Beckmann hide caption

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Nneka: Soulful Sounds From Lagos

KEXP

Hear a studio session and interview with the Nigerian funk and soul singer on KEXP.

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Dr. John: The Old Soul Of New Orleans

Jazz24

Hear a session from the king of the Crescent City's music scene, recorded live at Jazz24.

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Eyedea: A Life Cut Short

The Minnesota rapper died Saturday at age 28. He performed on MPR's The Current last year.

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Van Dyke Parks, the man behind Brian Wilson's Smile, recently performed with Clare and the Reasons at WNYC. David Garland hide caption

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Van Dyke Parks: Cycling Back Around

WNYC Radio

The man behind Brian Wilson's Smile performs in studio with Brooklyn band Clare and the Reasons.

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Throwing Muses singer Kristin Hersh performs in the KEXP studios in Seattle. Renata Steiner hide caption

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Kristin Hersh: Memoirs Of A Muse

KEXP

The Throwing Muses singer reads from her new book and performs classic songs from her past.

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The Budos Band recently brought its raucous Afro-funk to KUT's studios in Austin. Kisha Bari hide caption

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The Budos Band: High-Octane Vintage Soul

KUT 90.5

The Staten Island collective brings its raucous Afro-funk sound to the studios of KUT in Austin.

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Rufus Reid peeps out from behind his bass during a studio session on WBGO's The Checkout. Josh Jackson hide caption

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Rufus Reid: The Evolving Bassist

WBGO

The bassist and his trio visit WBGO to perform music from Reid's new recording, Out Front.

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Parisian artist Bibi Tanga and his Selenites recently performed on WNYC's Soundcheck. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bibi Tanga And The Selenites: Afro-Parisian Flair

WNYC Radio

Hear the Afro-pop band perform three funky songs on WNYC's Soundcheck.

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The Mynabirds, led by Laura Burhenn (second from right), stopped by the KEXP studios in Seattle for a studio session. Renata Steiner hide caption

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The Mynabirds: Dusty In Omaha

KEXP

Listen to a soft and soulful studio session from this Saddle Creek Records band.

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