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Spirit Family Reunion performs at Tiny Desk concert on Sept. 18.

Watch Spirit Family Reunion: Tiny Desk Concert

October 8, 2012 – The group plays fiddle, banjo, guitar and washboard, all gathered around a single microphone.


The Tallest Man on Earth.

Read The Tallest Man On Earth On World Cafe WXPN

October 8, 2012 – Hear Swedish singer Kristian Matsson perform songs from his new album, There's No Leaving Now. WXPN


Kenny Rogers performs at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif., earlier this year.

Read Kenny Rogers: 'I Take Great Pride In Not Writing Hits'

October 8, 2012 – In a new memoir, Rogers says his career's longevity has depended on a carefully curated repertoire.


REWORK_Philip Glass Remixed comes out Oct. 23.

Read First Listen: 'REWORK_Philip Glass Remixed'

October 7, 2012 – Celebrate Glass' 75th birthday with inventive remixes by Beck, Dan Deacon, Tyondai Braxton and more.

Martha Wainwright's new album, Come Home to Mama, comes out Oct. 16.

Read First Listen: Martha Wainwright, 'Come Home To Mama'

October 7, 2012 – Loss, hope and rebirth flow through the veins of Wainwright's first studio album since 2008.

Jason Lytle's new album, Dept. of Disappearance, comes out Oct. 16.

Read First Listen: Jason Lytle, 'Dept. Of Disappearance'

October 7, 2012 – The former Grandaddy singer's songs are as sweet as they are comical; as intimate as they are epic.

Anat Cohen's new album, her sixth as a bandleader, is called Claroscuro.

Read Anat Cohen Bends The Spectrum On 'Claroscuro'

October 7, 2012 – The Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist kick-started Israel into a vital exporter of jazz.


Donna Summer performs in October 2011. Summer, who died in May, is nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year for the fifth time.

Watch Explaining The Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees

October 7, 2012 – Many of the 15 acts in this year's class of nominees fall into easy-to-define categories.

Holly Golightly and Lawyer Dave look to midcentury R&B and gospel on their latest album, Sunday Run Me Over.

Read Holly Golightly: Singing In The Back Of The Revival Tent

October 7, 2012 – The British musician traces a line from midcentury R&B to old-time gospel and religious music.


Detail of the cover art from Ultraísta, the debut album from Nigel Godrich's new trio.

Read Ultraísta: Radiohead's Knob-Twister Takes Off

October 6, 2012 – The super-producer behind Radiohead's albums has a new band to show off: his own.


Psy won't quit. Here he is performing in Seoul on Tuesday. On Thursday he played a free show in the South Korean capital to more than 80,000 people.

Read The Week In Music: What To Read Now, Insider Edition

October 6, 2012 – For you: smooth jazz, Daddy Yankee, Baroness, white girl rappers and broke indie rock royalty.

Los Lobos performs on KCRW.

Watch KCRW Presents: Los Lobos KCRW

October 6, 2012 – Watch a 20th-anniversary performance of "Kiko and the Lavender Moon," performed live in the studio. KCRW

Over the past four decades, Benoit Rolland has made more than 1,400 bows for violins, violas and cellos.

Read The MacArthur 'Genius' Bow Maker Who Makes Violins Sing

October 6, 2012 – Over four decades, Benoit Rolland has made more than 1,400 bows for violins, violas and cellos.


Josephine Foster's newest album is titled Blood Rushing.

Read Josephine Foster: A 'Vibrating Voice' To Shake The Soul

October 6, 2012 – The eclectic performer says she's inspired by singing styles that rattle the listener physically.


Ben Folds.

Read Musician Ben Folds Plays Not My Job

October 6, 2012 – The solo artist and Ben Folds Five member plays a game called "I'll Be Back!"


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