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Tracey Thorn.

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December 24, 2012 – Hear the veteran U.K. singer-songwriter perform songs from her new holiday album, Tinsel and Lights. WXPN

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Andrew Bird performs on The Current.

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December 22, 2012 – Watch the singer, songwriter and violinist play "Three White Horses" live at The Current's studios. KCMP

From left: Kathryn Montoya, Jackie Moran, Hanneke Cassel, Ryan McKasson, Sue Richards and Carolyn Surrick.

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December 20, 2012 – The Celtic folk band shares holiday favorites from the Renaissance, Ireland, Scotland and Sweden.

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Minus The Bear.

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December 20, 2012 – The Seattle band plays an acoustic set of intricate, melodic rock songs from its latest album. WXPN

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Sea Wolf.

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December 19, 2012 – Songwriter Alex Brown Church and his band play austere, swooning indie folk. WXPN

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Dwight Yoakam performs on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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December 19, 2012 – Watch the critically-acclaimed country artist perform "A Heart Like Mine" at KCRW. KCRW

John Fullbright.

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December 18, 2012 – Hear the folk singer play songs from his debut album, From The Ground Up. WXPN

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Rodriguez.

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December 17, 2012 – Two fans made a documentary looking for the folk-rocker, 25 years after he'd disappeared from music. WXPN

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Divine Fits at the KEXP studio in Seattle

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December 16, 2012 – Watch Britt Daniel's new band perform one of public radio's songs of 2012, "Would That Not Be Nice." KEXP

Gary Clark Jr.

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December 14, 2012 – Hear the talked-about young blues guitarist play songs from his new album, Blak and Blue. WXPN

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Steve Kuhn.

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December 14, 2012 – Kuhn has honed a unique style built on melodic variation and his ceaseless imagination.

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Josh Ritter.

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December 13, 2012 – Hear Ritter perform a song from his forthcoming album, The Beast in Its Tracks, in the studio. WXPN

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The Afghan Whigs on KCRW.

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December 12, 2012 – Watch Greg Dulli and company power through Gentlemen's "Fountain and Fairfax" live at KCRW. KCRW

Yukon Blonde.

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December 12, 2012 – The Vancouver band visits David Dye to play unexpectedly sunny songs from its new album, Tiger Talk. WXPN

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Susanna Hoffs.

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December 11, 2012 – Hoffs, best known as the singer of The Bangles, performs songs from her latest solo album, Someday. WXPN

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