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Sharon Van Etten live from the Newport Folk Festival

Read Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

August 7, 2012 – Van Etten completes her transition into a bona fide blood-and-guts rock 'n' roll frontwoman.

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Read Sharon Van Etten On World Cafe WXPN

July 9, 2012 – Hear the confessional folk-rock singer and rapidly rising star perform her songs in the studio. WXPN


Read NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far)

June 25, 2012 – Highlights from the first half of 2012 include albums from Jack White, Usher and Alabama Shakes.

Sharon Van Etten plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.

Watch Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – The singer-songwriter practically dared her audience to pipe down as she held long, cooing notes.


Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple and The Magnetic Fields will all be part of NPR Music's 2012 SXSW coverage.

Read NPR Music Announces SXSW 2012 Lineup

March 1, 2012 – Featuring the return of Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen's keynote and Magnetic Fields' SXSW debut.

Sharon Van Etten performs songs from her wrenching new album, Tramp, at World Cafe Live.

Listen Sharon Van Etten In Concert WXPN

February 10, 2012 – The acclaimed young singer performs songs from her excellent new album, Tramp, at World Cafe Live. WXPN


Sharon Van Etten's third album, Tramp, comes out Feb. 7.

Read Sharon Van Etten: Hypnotically Complicated

February 9, 2012 – Tramp is full of unresolved restlessness, infinite-loop longing and expansive vocals.


Sharon Van Etten says that when she writes music, "it's to heal."

Read Sharon Van Etten: Learning How To Rock

February 4, 2012 – For Van Etten, her ever-evolving music has been a way to combat shyness and social anxiety.


Sharon Van Etten performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.

Listen Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert: Sasquatch 2011

May 29, 2011 – Van Etten is no mere guitar-wielding singer-songwriter: She sings softly, but her music has teeth.


Sharon Van Etten performs an early-morning set at SXSW, live on KUT.

Listen SXSW 2011: Sharon Van Etten, Live In Concert KUT

March 18, 2011 – Hear one of 2010's breakout artists perform four stripped-down songs from her album Epic, on KUT. KUT



Listen Sharon Van Etten On World Cafe WXPN

February 28, 2011 – Hear one of 2010's most acclaimed artists perform live in the WXPN studios. WXPN



Read Stephen Thompson's Top 10 Albums Of 2010

December 7, 2010 – Hear songs from NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson's 10 favorite albums of 2010.

Sharon Van Etten performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Sharon Van Etten: Tiny Desk Concert

November 14, 2010 – In this lovely Tiny Desk performance, Van Etten plays beguiling songs from her latest album, Epic.



Listen Fall Music Preview

September 21, 2010 – All Songs Considered offers a sneak preview of some of this fall's most anticipated releases.


Sharon Van Etten

Read First Listen: Sharon Van Etten, 'Epic'

September 15, 2010 – Hear the new seven-song album from one of the most beguiling singer-songwriters around.

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