Dixie Bee-Liners: Musical Hospitality

WKSU

The seemingly rootless band performed its sweet mix of bluegrass and roots music in a session.

The Dixie Bee-Liners in Studio on Folk Alley

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Yolanda Kondonassis: Impressions Of The Harp

American Public Media

The adventurous harpist plays impressionist music by Toru Takemitsu and his hero, Claude Debussy.

Hear Yolanda Kondonassis And Friends In The APM Studio

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Kevin Devine: Raw And Emotional

KEXP

Devine and his band put on a powerful performance for KEXP, recorded in New York City.

Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band in Studio on KEXP 5/5/09

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Susan Werner: Pop Meets 'Classics'

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Werner merges songs by Stevie Wonder and Cat Stevens with Chopin and Bach in a session.

Susan Werner in Studio on WFUV 1/23/09

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Saxophonist Eric Alexander: Fully Grown

KPLU

Alexander and David Hazeltine kick off a session with a jazz song that leaves "no margin for error."

Eric Alexander in Studio on KPLU 5/12/09

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Samantha Crain: Songs Of The Morning After

KUT 90.5

Crain blends country twang and indie-rock earnestness in this session from KUT.

Samantha Crain in Studio on KUT

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Thomas Mapfumo: Lion Of Zimbabwe, In Exile

KEXP

The exiled political activist performs music rooted in the Shona tradition in a session from KEXP.

Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited in Studio on KEXP 5/11/09

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Theresa Andersson: One-Woman Wall Of Sound

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Andersson surrounded herself with drums, floor pedals and a guitar while singing at WFUV.

Theresa Andersson in Studio on WFUV 2/5/09

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Claudia Acuna: Jazz 'At This Moment'

WBGO

The jazz vocalist performs the music of a Chilean freedom singer and Cole Porter in a session.

Claudia Acuna in Studio on WBGO 3/19/09

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John Gorka: Building A Bridge Of Folk Music

WKSU

Gorka pays tribute to Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with "Water Is Wide" in a session from Folk Alley.

John Gorka in Studio on Folk Alley

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