Favorite Sessions Exclusive studio sessions recorded at public radio stations across the country.

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KCRW Presents: My Morning Jacket

KCRW

Watch an intimate live performance of the band's new album, Circuital, on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley.

Ryan Adams, in WFUV's Studio A in New York.

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Ryan Adams: Relentless Reinvention

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

From crooning to raging metal to country, Adams can successfully crib just about any style of popular music he chooses. But on the recent Ashes & Fire, and in this session from WFUV, his soulful side shines through.

Ryan Adams in Studio at WFUV

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Blitzen Trapper.

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Blitzen Trapper: At Home On The Highway

KUT 90.5

Restless and curious, the hardworking band presents its latest set of roots-rock songs about lost youth and that classically American sense of freedom on the open road.

Blitzen Trapper: At Home On The Highway

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Sheila Carabine (left) and Amanda Walther of Dala.

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Dala: Sweet And Gentle Harmony

Folk Alley

For Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther, a decade on the road together has strengthened both their friendship and their musical chemistry.

Andy McCluskey, lead singer and bassist of OMD, performing at The Current.

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O.M.D.: Bright Synths, Big History

The Current

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark began its career in 1978, trading in synth-pop, new wave and experimental post-punk. The U.K. band has returned to America and pays a visit to The Current.

Typhoon.

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Typhoon: Exuberance And Commotion, Contained

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

With 13 musicians and a plethora of instruments, this joyous group can create a massive sound. But Typhoon's playing reflects restraint and patience, as well.

Typhoon: Exuberance And Commotion, Contained

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Active Child at KEXP Studios in Seattle.

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Active Child: Rebuilding An Impossible Sound

KEXP

KEXP host Cheryl Waters does her best not to steal the members of Active Child as her personal entertainers. Hear why in this breathtaking performance from the harp-toting, otherworldly-voiced Pat Grossi and his band.

Beirut.

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Beirut: Soaking Up The Sound Of Home

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

A band known for its Parisian baroque-pop and Balkan-inspired folk music, Beirut ditches the passport in favor of local influences from its new hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y.

East Harlem

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The Jayhawks: Reunited And Live In Concert

The Current

Hear a special show by The Jayhawks, live from the historic Fitzgerald Theater, featuring songs from the Minnesota veterans' first new album in eight years (and a few classics, too).

The Jayhawks, Live at the Fitzgerald Theater, from The Current

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Gilad Hekselman performs with his Hex Trio on The Checkout to celebrate the release of Hearts Wide Open. Josh Jackson/WBGO hide caption

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Gilad Hekselman: Wide-Open Reaction

WBGO

Engaging and risky, emotional and resonant — the guitarist's Hex Trio performs on WBGO's The Checkout to celebrate its upcoming release, Hearts Wide Open.

Gilad Hekselman In Studio At WBGO

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Treme Tour: Donald Harrison, Glen David Andrews

Jazz24

Born in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood, and with experience on the TV show of the same name, these two musicians are products of the community's rich jazz tradition. Hear them discuss their experiences in a session with Seattle's Jazz24.

When The Saints Go Marching In

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Jesse Sykes: The Beautiful Sound Of Struggle

KEXP

Sometimes, out of great turmoil comes great beauty — and, in the case of Sykes and her band The Sweet Hereafter, they've translated their woes into a commanding new record. Hear the group play live in a session with KEXP.

Hushed By Devotion

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Laura Marling: Striking Songs And A Supple Voice

WNYC Radio

At 21, Marling already possesses the hallmarks of a veteran singer-songwriter, from grace and maturity to the ability to tap into deep emotions. Hear songs from her new album, as well as an untitled new track, in this session from WNYC's Spinning on Air.

Laura Marling In Studio on Spinning On Air

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