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Neil Young in a recording booth, tracking a cover of Bert Jansch's "Needle Of Death."

Watch Neil Young Covers Bert Jansch's 'Needle Of Death'

Watch Young record Bert Jansch's "Needle Of Death" in a primitive, phone booth-sized studio.

A scene from the video for Melaena Cadiz's song "Needles River."

Watch First Watch: Melaena Cadiz, 'Needles River'

The video for Melaena Cadiz's rustic earworm, "Needles River," strikes a surreal and ghostly tone.

An animated monster weeps in a new video from Courtney Barnett.

Watch Courtney Barnett, 'Anonymous Club'

April 22, 2014 – Barnett's "Anonymous Club" depicts a sweet party. But in the video, the guests are all sad monsters.

The Milk Carton Kids, performing live at Lincoln Theater in Columbus, Ohio.

Watch The Milk Carton Kids, Live From Lincoln Theatre

April 21, 2014 – See the folk duo in a gorgeously produced concert, filmed live at Columbus, Ohio's Lincoln Theater.

Matrimony.

Listen Matrimony On Mountain Stage

April 17, 2014 – Matrimony combines many influences and plays songs from the upcoming album Montibello Drive.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela in a scene from their new video for the song "The Russian Messenger."

Watch Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

April 16, 2014 – The duo's latest video is a no-frills performance showcasing their phenomenal guitar work.

Tom Brosseau performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

Watch Tom Brosseau: Tiny Desk Concert

April 12, 2014 – The North Dakota singer-songwriter possesses one of the most arresting voices in folk music today.

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Jesse Winchester performs live in The Netherlands in 2011.

Watch Jesse Winchester, Musician And Muse To Icons, Dies At 69

April 11, 2014 – The singer-songwriter counted Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello among his fans.

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Listen Singer-Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies

April 11, 2014 – Artists such as Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Elvis Costello covered his songs. He was 69.

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Lucy Wainwright Roche.

Listen Lucy Wainwright Roche On Mountain Stage

April 9, 2014 – The singer-songwriter took her own path before following in her family members' musical footsteps.

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David Lamb (left), here with his Brown Bird bandmate MorganEve Swain, died Saturday of complications from leukemia.

Watch David Lamb Of Folk Duo Brown Bird Dies At 35

April 7, 2014 – The singer, whose music explored blues and country, died Saturday after a fight with leukemia.

Archie Fisher.

Listen The Thistle And Shamrock: Archie Fisher

April 3, 2014 – Listen to music from the legendary Scottish musician's decades-long career in the folk scene.

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Sam Baker.

Listen Sam Baker On Mountain Stage

April 2, 2014 – After surviving a life-changing tragedy, Baker relearned the mechanics and style of performance.

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The Haden Triplets perform a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

Watch The Haden Triplets: Tiny Desk Concert

March 31, 2014 – When the sisters cover classic country music together, the result is a treat and a trip in time.

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