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

Dylan LeBlanc recently performed a brief set at New York City's WFUV. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dylan LeBlanc: Young At Heart

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

When he was younger, the Southern singer-songwriter spent more time in recording studios than in school. As this session demonstrates, all that experience paid off. Here, LeBlanc performs folk songs from his debut album, Pauper's Field.

Dylan LeBlanc In Studio at WFUV

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Legendary singer Irma Thomas recently paid a visit to KPLU in Seattle. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Irma Thomas: She Sings The Songs

Jazz24

Thomas, one of NPR's 50 Great Voices, truly is Crescent City royalty. Listen to the New Orleans singer perform on Jazz24 and discuss her beloved hometown with host Nick Morrison.

Irma Thomas In Studio on Jazz24

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Elvis Costello treated a few WFUV members to a special performance at Avatar Studios in midtown Manhattan. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elvis Costello: In Concert At Avatar Studios

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

The venerable singer-songwriter performs a special solo set for WFUV members at the New York City studio where he recorded North in 2003. Listen to the six-song set here.

Elvis Costello In Studio at WFUV

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Courtney Lewis has molded some of Boston's finest young talent into an ensemble with a mission. Eric Antoniou hide caption

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A Thrilling Ride With Boston's Discovery Ensemble

WGBH Radio

The 26-year-old Courtney Lewis leads a young orchestra in powerful performances of music by Beethoven and Martinu at the WGBH Studio.

Discovery Ensemble at WGBH

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Mark Ronson and his band, The Business Intl., took the stage at WNYC's Greene Space. Byrony Shearmur hide caption

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Mark Ronson Live At WNYC's Greene Space

WNYC Radio

In celebration of his new album, Record Collection, Ronson and his all-star band recently performed a short set on WNYC's Soundcheck at the station's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Hear the full show now.

Mark Ronson In Studio at WNYC

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Elvis Costello performs during the Bridge School Benefit concert in Mountain View, Calif., on Oct. 24. Associated Press hide caption

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On Point Welcomes Elvis Costello

WBUR

The singer, songwriter and iconoclast joins Tom Ashbrook to discuss Costello's new album (National Ransom), take calls from public radio listeners and perform live in the studio.

On Point Welcomes Elvis Costello

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Janelle Monae recently performed two songs on Minnesota Public Radio's The Current. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Janelle Monae: Post-Modern Pop

The Current

The genre-bending performer is impossible to pigeonhole. During her visit to Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, she played two drastically different songs and sat down for a lengthy interview with hosts Steve Seel and Jill Riley.

Janelle Monae: Post-Modern Pop

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Ryan Bingham (third from left), seen here with his band The Dead Horses, recently appeared solo on New York City's WFUV. Anna Axster hide caption

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Ryan Bingham: Beyond 'Crazy Heart'

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

The singer-songwriter rose to fame when his song "The Weary Kind" was picked as the theme to the film Crazy Heart. Here, he joins WFUV's Claudia Marshall to play songs from Junky Star, his first album since he and T-Bone Burnett took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song earlier this year.

Ryan Bingham In Studio at WFUV

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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

The soul icon burst back on to the scene this year with Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, on which she covers classic rock tracks. LaVette joins Claudia Marshall at WFUV to perform two songs from the record and discuss how the project came about.

Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

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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

The Nigerian singer opened for Nas and Damian Marley earlier this year, but she's now playing to her own large crowds. Nneka and her band join KEXP's Jon Kertzer for a studio session and interview.

Nneka In Studio at KEXP

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