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Middle of Everywhere, Pokey LaFarge's latest album with his band The South City Three, comes out July 19.

Read First Listen: Pokey LaFarge, 'Middle Of Everywhere'

July 10, 2011 – On his new album, LaFarge tears through the sounds of the past with manically skittish energy.

Chris Thile, left performs with Michael Daves at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC for a Tiny Desk Concert on Monday May 23, 2011.

Watch Chris Thile And Michael Daves: Tiny Desk Concert

June 13, 2011 – Watch Thile and Daves play traditional bluegrass with New York intensity at the NPR Music offices.


The hosts of "Seldom Heard Music," a show on Missouri public radio station KSMU in the Ozarks, selected more than 100 mountain songs for this edition of The Mix.

Read The Mix: Ozark Mountain Music KSMU

June 6, 2011 – Hear a mix of bluegrass, old-time and folk music, handpicked by the hosts of Seldom Heard Music. KSMU

Sarah Jarosz performed cuts from her new album, Follow Me Down, out now on Sugar Hill Records.

Listen Sarah Jarosz, In Concert WFUV

June 3, 2011 – Hear the bluegrass prodigy's recent show at The Living Room in Manhattan's Lower East Side. WFUV


Sarah Jarosz

Read Sarah Jarosz: Redefining The Sound Of Bluegrass

May 16, 2011 – Jarosz blends the traditional and modern sounds of bluegrass with a collage of influences.


Sarah Jarosz's follow-up to 2009's Song Up In Her Head will be released on May 17.

Read First Listen: Sarah Jarosz, 'Follow Me Down' FolkAlley

May 1, 2011 – The bluegrass prodigy follows her successful debut album by changing direction on Follow Me Down. FolkAlley

Hazel Dickens onstage at 2008's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.

Read Remembering Hazel Dickens: A Feminist Bluegrass Voice

April 25, 2011 – Fresh Air remembers the folk- and bluegrass-singing role model with excerpts from a 1987 interview.


Alison Krauss and Union Station's new album is titled Paper Airplane.

Read First Listen: Alison Krauss And Union Station, 'Paper Airplane' FolkAlley

April 3, 2011 – Until April 12, hear the award-winning bluegrass band's first new album since 2004 in its entirety. FolkAlley

Jim Lauderdale

Read Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe WXPN

March 29, 2011 – The two-time Grammy winner speaks with host David Dye about his new album. WXPN


The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Listen Where Bluegrass Meets New Orleans Jazz

March 7, 2011 – Why the Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band sound so natural together.


The Del McCoury Band performed on Mountain Stage.

Listen The Del McCoury Band On Mountain Stage

January 18, 2011 – The venerated bluegrass veteran's band performs live on Mountain Stage.


Abigail Washburn performing a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Sept. 22, 2010.

Watch Abigail Washburn: Tiny Desk Concert

January 3, 2011 – Watch the singer-songwriter mix American bluegrass and Chinese folk from the NPR Music offices.



Listen The Fresh Air Interview: Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

November 24, 2010 – Rowan, who got his start performing with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe, performs on Fresh Air.


Bill Monroe

Listen Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys Converge In Kentucky

September 9, 2010 – The annual ROMP Festival hosted a reunion for 29 members of Monroe's legendary band.


The Americana Music Awards

Listen The Best Of The Year In Americana FolkAlley

September 9, 2010 – Listen to the Americana Music Association's ninth annual awards concert in its entirety. FolkAlley


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