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The Jayhawks: Reunited And Live In Concert

Hear a special show, on the heels of the band's first new album in eight years.

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Gilad Hekselman: Wide-Open Reaction

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Engaging and risky, emotional and resonant — the guitarist's Hex Trio performs on The Checkout.

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Treme Tour: Donald Harrison, Glen David Andrews

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Hear the two discuss the music of New Orleans' Treme neighborhood and the TV show of the same name.

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Jesse Sykes: The Beautiful Sound Of Struggle

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From KEXP, hear how the Seattle rock band has translated inner turmoil into a commanding record.

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Laura Marling: Striking Songs And A Supple Voice

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Hear the 21-year-old songwriter perform polished, emotional new material on WNYC's Spinning on Air.

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Marianne Faithfull: Reinventing A Rock Legend

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Now on her 23rd record, the legendary singer visits WFUV to share her enthusiasm for music and life.

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Karrin Allyson: Songs Of Heartbreak

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The jazz vocalist and pianist performs songs from her new album, Round Midnight, for KPLU.

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The Calm Blue Sea: Roiling And Towering

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Listen to the guitar-driven band perform a sweeping, cinematic set in this live session with KUT.

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