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Classical Guitar In The California Breeze

Philip Rosheger says his bandleader father discouraged him from playing music as a kid — but once he heard his first classical guitar record, there was no looking back.

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Music Al Fresco: Milwaukee's Saxophone Summer

Weekend Edition speaks with saxophonist Scott Summers, who says he's found his best audiences performing outside Miller Park.

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A Honky-Tonk Duo Takes The Piano Outdoors

The performing life of Clangin' & Bangin' sounds like a dare: Each time they play, the two musicians wheel their 300-pound piano out into the street.

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Busking In Lansing, To Rave Reviews

Take a walk through this Michigan college town, and you'll probably see Alexis Dawdy and her violin.

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Aboriginal Sounds On Vermont Streets

In downtown Burlington, Michael "Tree" Sampson plays the didgeridoo in a homemade wooden mask. He says he thinks of himself not only as a musician, but as a healer, too.

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Fresh Bluegrass For A Sultry Summer

Members of the Capitol Area Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association, or CABOMA, gather in a Virginia park to celebrate the warm weather with a bunch of old-time tunes.

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