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Neko Case has been recording her latest album at WaveLab Studio in Tucson, Ariz.

Read Back In The Studio, Neko Case Recovers 'That Fire'

April 2, 2013 – Morning Edition checks in with the singer-songwriter as she refinishes her first album since 2009.


Robert Earl Keen performs live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Robert Earl Keen On Mountain Stage

April 1, 2013 – The enduring roots-folk singer-songwriter plays songs from his latest album, Ready for Confetti.


Waxahatchee's new album is titled Cerulean Salt.

Read Next: Waxahatchee WXPN

April 1, 2013 – Singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield's new album, Cerulean Salt, is a bare evocation of youth. WXPN


Richard Thompson.

Read Guitar God Richard Thompson Plays 'Electric,' Acoustic WXPN

April 1, 2013 – The folk-rock legend, now 45 years into his career, plays songs from his new album, Electric. WXPN


Martin Ferres of Bajofondo performs live at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas, during SXSW.

Watch Front Row: Bajofondo

April 1, 2013 – Watch the eight-piece band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores for SXSW.


Don't miss Merchandise in your town ever again.

Read How To Never Miss Another Concert

April 1, 2013 – A handful of smartphone apps make planning your concert calendar easier. Is one perfect?

Phil Ramone in New York in 1997.

Read Listening Back To An Interview With Phil Ramone

April 1, 2013 – The legendary music producer died Saturday at 79. He appeared on Fresh Air in 1995.


Local musicians upstage the Lochlannach Philharmonic by releasing their own recording.

Listen Lochlannach Phil Lockout Jump-Started By Kickstarter

April 1, 2013 – A beloved regional orchestra in Minnesota goes from pro to am — with surprising results.


President Barack Obama helps a young participant roll an egg during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 9, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Watch Marching To 'Easter Monday On The White House Lawn'

April 1, 2013 – One of John Philip Sousa's happiest marches depicts the day each year when kids rule in Washington.

Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks.

Read Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

April 1, 2013 – A soprano and a jazz composer explore work by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.


Kurt Vile's new album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, comes out April 9.

Read First Listen: Kurt Vile, 'Wakin On A Pretty Daze'

March 31, 2013 – The laid-back Philadelphia guitarist's transfixing new album is arguably his best yet.

Villagers' new album, {Awayland}, comes out April 9.

Read First Listen: Villagers, '{Awayland}'

March 31, 2013 – Villagers' Conor O'Brien has a great gift for songs that almost always turn something on its head.

Chic Gamine's latest album is called Closer.

Read Chic Gamine: The Girl-Group Sound, Stripped To Its Bones

March 31, 2013 – Call it minimal Motown: The Canadian band is four singers, a drummer — and that's it.


Classically trained Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf plays a four-valved trumpet, an innovation he credits to his famous father.

Watch Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument

March 31, 2013 – Ibrahim Maalouf's four-valve trumpet plays "blue notes" common to jazz and Middle Eastern styles.


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