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Listen Langhorne Slim: Newport Folk Festival 2009

August 1, 2009 – The "country-punk" singer plays ramshackle acoustic songs, with his frayed vocals verging on a wail.

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Read Three Big Bands, One Small Stage

July 31, 2009 – NPR Music and WBGO presented three very different groups, recorded live from New York.

Listen Singer-Songwriter Mindy Smith In Concert WXPN

July 31, 2009 – Hear the country-folk singer-songwriter perform live in concert from WXPN Live in Philadelphia. WXPN

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Listen Riley Baugus On Mountain Stage WVPB

July 30, 2009 – The acclaimed banjo player performs old-time Appalachian songs in this edition of Mountain Stage. WVPB

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Listen Newport Folk Festival Preview

July 30, 2009 – Festival producer Jay Sweet talks about what's in store for this year's 50th-anniversary event.

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Listen Newport Folk Festival: 50 Years Later

July 30, 2009 – Tension between tradition and innovation runs throughout the long history of the festival.

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Listen Terence Blanchard Group: Live In New Orleans WBGO

July 29, 2009 – The trumpeter returned to his hometown to premiere music from his forthcoming album live in concert. WBGO

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Listen Javon Jackson With Les McCann: 'Swiss Movement' Revisited WBGO

July 23, 2009 – Jackson and McCann revisit the latter's history-making LP Swiss Movement and more. WBGO

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Listen Fred Hersch Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

July 22, 2009 – Despite a life-threatening illness, the pianist remains as prolific and ambitious as ever. WBGO

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Listen Three Big Bands, One Small Stage

July 21, 2009 – NPR Music and WBGO presented three very different groups, recorded live from New York.

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Listen In Concert: Fight The Big Bull Featuring Steven Bernstein

July 20, 2009 – Fight the Big Bull spent 10 days last winter recording a new album set for an early 2010 release.

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Listen In Concert: The Phenomenal Handclap Band

July 20, 2009 – The Phenomenal Handclap Band makes music that's as sprawling and unwieldy as its name.

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Listen In Concert: Lee Fields And The Expressions

July 20, 2009 – Lee Fields is a bona fide soul singer. His latest album My World came out in June.

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Listen Elizabeth And The Catapult In Concert WXPN

July 17, 2009 – Hear the smart, jazz-inflected pop group perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia. WXPN

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Listen The Dead Weather In Concert

July 14, 2009 – Hear the rock 'n' roll supergroup in a full concert, webcast live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

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