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

Mark Olson of The Jayhawks. The band performed at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. in support of their recent release, Mockingbird Time. Tom Campbell/The Current hide caption

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The Jayhawks: Reunited And Live In Concert

The Current

Hear a special show by The Jayhawks, live from the historic Fitzgerald Theater, featuring songs from the Minnesota veterans' first new album in eight years (and a few classics, too).

The Jayhawks, Live at the Fitzgerald Theater, from The Current

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Gilad Hekselman performs with his Hex Trio on The Checkout to celebrate the release of Hearts Wide Open. Josh Jackson/WBGO hide caption

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Gilad Hekselman: Wide-Open Reaction

WBGO

Engaging and risky, emotional and resonant — the guitarist's Hex Trio performs on WBGO's The Checkout to celebrate its upcoming release, Hearts Wide Open.

Gilad Hekselman In Studio At WBGO

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Glen David Andrews (left) and Donald Harrison stopped by the KPLU Seattle studios for an interview and performance. Justin Steyer/KPLU hide caption

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Treme Tour: Donald Harrison, Glen David Andrews

Jazz24

Born in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood, and with experience on the TV show of the same name, these two musicians are products of the community's rich jazz tradition. Hear them discuss their experiences in a session with Seattle's Jazz24.

When The Saints Go Marching In

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Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter. From left to right: Bill Herzog, Phil Wandscher, Eric Eagle and Jesse Sykes. Hilary Harris hide caption

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Jesse Sykes: The Beautiful Sound Of Struggle

KEXP

Sometimes, out of great turmoil comes great beauty — and, in the case of Sykes and her band The Sweet Hereafter, they've translated their woes into a commanding new record. Hear the group play live in a session with KEXP.

Hushed By Devotion

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Laura Marling: Striking Songs And A Supple Voice

WNYC Radio

At 21, Marling already possesses the hallmarks of a veteran singer-songwriter, from grace and maturity to the ability to tap into deep emotions. Hear songs from her new album, as well as an untitled new track, in this session from WNYC's Spinning on Air.

Laura Marling In Studio on Spinning On Air

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Marianne Faithfull: Reinventing A Rock Legend

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Returning as a vital part of the rock 'n' roll world, Faithfull stays in the present instead of dwelling on her remarkable legacy. Now on her 23rd record, Horses and High Heels, she visits WFUV to perform and discuss her enthusiasm for music and life.

Marianne Faithfull in Studio at WFUV

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Karrin Allyson: Songs Of Heartbreak

Jazz24

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

Karrin Allyson: Songs Of Heartbreak

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Dawes: Road Tested, Newport Approved

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Fresh off a surprise appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, the brothers Goldsmith discuss songwriting influences and their keen collaborative spirit.

Dawes In Studio at WFUV

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The Calm Blue Sea: Roiling And Towering

KUT 90.5

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

The Calm Blue Sea: Roiling And Towering

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