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Delbert McClinton: No Slowing Down

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

At WFUV, McClinton belts out a powerful performance that'd drain a man half his age.

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Fool's Gold: Afro-Hebrew Dance Music

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The L.A. band Fool's Gold has really gotten off the ground in 2009. Hear a session from KEXP.

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Florence And The Machine: Bold And Burning

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

In a session from WFUV, Florence Welch gives an acoustic performance of her otherwise lush songs.

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Holiday Music

Winterbloom: Rethinking Holiday Music

WKSU

Winterbloom sings folk songs about the darkness of winter in a session from Folk Alley.

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Sara Serpa: Wordless Jazz Improvisation

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The Lisbon-born vocalist sings two originals and gives her own unique twist on the fado at WBGO.

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The Swell Season: 'Joy' At The Triple Door

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Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova perform a new song and a cover of Tim Buckley's "Buzzin' Fly."

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Eldar Salutes His Elders With 'Virtue'

KPLU

On a wet, chilly October afternoon, the prodigiously talented jazz pianist warmed up KPLU's studio.

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The Heavy: Sweaty British Soul

KEXP

Packing KEXP with a wall of sound, The Heavy performs four gritty, soul-infused garage-rockers.

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