The Rhode Island quartet The Low Anthem recently played a session for WFUV in New York City. Ryan Mastro/Courtesy of Shore Fire Media hide caption

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The Low Anthem: Folk Music 3.0 WFUV-FM

Hear the Rhode Island band's ghostly brand of Americana in this session with WFUV in New York City.

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Guitarist Sarah Lipsate of Noveller brought her one-woman act to the WNYC studio. Courtesy of Weird Forest Records hide caption

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Noveller: An Orchestra Of One WNYC

Hear Sarah Lipstate and her guitar create an orchestra of sound in WNYC's Soundcheck studio.

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Cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova bring rarely performed music by Myaskovsky to the WGBH studio. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/Cedille Records hide caption

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Classical Sessions

Cellist Wendy Warner In A Russian Mood WGBH

The former Rostropovich student plays little-known music by Myaskovsky and more at WGBH in Boston.

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SXSW 2011: The Kills, Live In Concert KUT-FM

Hear Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince perform three songs from its upcoming LP, live in KUT's studio.

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The Head and The Heart performed live on KEXP from Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in downtown Austin for SXSW. Jim Bennett/KEXP hide caption

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SXSW 2011: The Head And The Heart, Live In Concert KEXP-FM

Listen to a set from this Seattle-based band, performed in an Austin bike shop and live on KEXP.

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SXSW 2011: Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert KUT-FM

Hear one of 2010's breakout artists perform four stripped-down songs from her album Epic, on KUT.

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Gomez lead singer Ben Ottewell performed a live solo set on WFUV in New York City. Courtesy of Paradigm Talent Agency hide caption

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Ben Ottewell: A Familiar Voice, On Its Own WFUV-FM

Hear a WFUV studio session with the lead singer of British rock act Gomez.

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The Jayhawks: Forever The Green Grass KEXP-FM

Listen to the decorated Minneapolis roots-rock band perform a set on KEXP with host John Richards.