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Lucinda Williams

She came to the desk a little unsure, and left singing "West Memphis" with intensity and passion.

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens

The singer performs two new songs, as well as "The First Cut Is the Deepest" and "Father and Son."

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Sam Amidon & Bill Frisell

Amidon weaves his compositions into traditional music, while Frisell adds atmospheric guitar.

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J Mascis

The Dinosaur Jr. frontman, one of the world's loudest musicians, performs unplugged and acoustic.

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DavĂ­d Garza

The Austin singer-songwriter joins his stunning voice with that of touring partner Gaby Moreno.