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Kurt Vile.

Read Talking 21st Century Songwriting With Kurt Vile

April 10, 2013 – While his star rose, the songwriter made a languid, epic riposte to analysis and expectation.

David Rawlings and Gillian Welch.

Read Gillian Welch And David Rawlings: 'There's A Pull To Nashville' WXPN

April 9, 2013 – Listen to an extended conversation with the country-folk singers about their adopted hometown. WXPN

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Jherek Bischoff's new album is titled Composed.

Read Jherek Bischoff Crafts A Symphonic Sound On 'Composed'

April 9, 2013 – The rock musician and composer found himself writing orchestral arrangements for his latest album.

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The singer-songwriter released her debut studio album, Is Your Love Big Enough, this summer.

Read Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

April 7, 2013 – The 23-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist swept critics after her TV debut.

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Paramore is the pop-punk band's self-titled fourth album.

Watch Paramore Tackles 'Real Life Problems'

April 7, 2013 – "I don't think there's anything wrong with writing songs that are emotional," says Hayley Williams.

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Bonobo's new album is titled The North Borders.

Watch Bonobo: Challenging Music's 'Borders,' Finding A New Frontier

April 5, 2013 – On his new album, the British DJ uses samples from the outside world to create melody and rhythm.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Nkulee Dube's debut album is titled My Way.

Watch In South Africa, A Reggae Legacy Lives On

March 30, 2013 – Following the death of her iconic father, Nkulee Dube is African reggae's newest hope.

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Billy Cobham.

Read Billy Cobham On World Cafe WXPN

March 28, 2013 – Hear the pioneering jazz drummer talk about his 40th-anniversary tour and working with Miles Davis. WXPN

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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon.

Read Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

March 28, 2013 – Old Yellow Moon includes songs by Crowell, Patti Scialfa and Johnny Cash among others.

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First Listen

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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