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Richie Havens.

Listen Richie Havens On Mountain Stage

April 29, 2013 – Havens, who died April 22, was a hugely influential folksinger with an unmistakable guitar style.


Woman listening to headphones.

Watch How Are Your Music Tastes Changing As You Get Older?

April 29, 2013 – Is the music you listen to now harder or softer than when you were younger?

The Lone Bellow.

Read The Lone Bellow On World Cafe WXPN

April 29, 2013 – The folk-rock trio plays songs from its debut album and discusses its lyrical inspiration. WXPN


Life After Sweet Honey, A Founding Member Moves On

April 29, 2013 – After almost 35 years with a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ysaye Barnwell plans to retire.


George Jones around 1975.

Watch This Creature That I Am: The Mysteries Of George Jones

April 29, 2013 – He began thrilled by the nightlife, then was trapped in it. He ended up a mascot who got respect.

Jazz Diva Jane Monheit Gets To The Heart Of The Matter

April 29, 2013 – For jazz diva Jane Monheit, maturity has given her singing new depth.


Natalie Maines' new album, Mother, comes out May 7.

Read First Listen: Natalie Maines, 'Mother'

April 28, 2013 – The Dixie Chicks singer shows how her fearlessness blends with compassion and stunning vocal chops.

She & Him's new album, Volume 3, comes out May 7.

Read First Listen: She & Him, 'Volume 3'

April 28, 2013 – Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's new Volume 3 seems to be floating through AM speakers at all times.

La Vida Boheme's new album, Sera, comes out May 14.

Read First Listen: La Vida Boheme, 'Sera'

April 28, 2013 – The inventive, politically inclined Venezuelan band has done well by doing whatever it pleases.

Mikal Cronin's new album, MCII, comes out May 7.

Read First Listen: Mikal Cronin, 'MCII'

April 28, 2013 – The multi-instrumentalist applies a beachy sparkle to 37 minutes of fresh, fun rock 'n' roll.

Hungarian-born American cellist Janos Starker died Sunday at 88. Starker's career included more than 165 recordings, as well as decades of teaching.

Watch Janos Starker, A Master Of The Cello, Dies At 88

April 28, 2013 – Born in 1924, musician Janos Starker's path to wide acclaim included surviving a Nazi labor camp.


Iggy & The Stooges live from (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City.

Watch Iggy And The Stooges, Live In Concert Soundcheck

April 28, 2013 – Watch the band rip through songs from its new album Ready to Die during this First Listen Live show. Soundcheck


The Miami group Tiempo Libre combines hip-hop, R&B, rock and pan-Latin sounds to create a distinctive version of Cuban party music known as timba.

Read New Cuban Sounds Rooted In Tradition

April 28, 2013 – Hear world music DJ Betto Arcos' picks from Cuban artists.


Xenia Rubinos' debut album is titled Magic Trix.

Read Xenia Rubinos: Adventures In Syncopation

April 28, 2013 – The Brooklyn-based keyboardist and vocalist favors rhythms that are surprising and experimental.


Michael Bublé's latest studio album, his eighth, is called To Be Loved.

Watch Michael Bublé On Fishing, Sinatra And Auto-Tune

April 28, 2013 – A diehard fan of classic pop and swing, Bublé says he's not above the occasional modern touch.


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