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Robert Earl Keen performs live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Robert Earl Keen On Mountain Stage

April 1, 2013 – The enduring roots-folk singer-songwriter plays songs from his latest album, Ready for Confetti.


Pharis (left) and Jason Romero perform "Long Gone Out West Blues" for Folk Alley.

Watch Pharis And Jason Romero: Appalachia From British Columbia FolkAlley

March 30, 2013 – Watch the husband-and-wife folk duo fingerpick and harmonize the catchy "Long Gone Out West Blues." FolkAlley

Kelly Hogan performing live at Mountain Stage.

Listen Kelly Hogan On Mountain Stage

March 27, 2013 – The backup singer hits center stage, performing from her solo album, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain.


Kenneth Pattengale (left) and Joey Ryan, who record as The Milk Carton Kids. Their new album is called The Ash & Clay.

Read The Milk Carton Kids: At Life's Crossroads, A Duo Looks Both Ways

March 23, 2013 – Both newly 30, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are nostalgic — and hopeful — on their new album.


The Milk Carton Kids.

Watch The Milk Carton Kids: A Heartwarming Hit FolkAlley

March 23, 2013 – Watch two rising singer-songwriters perform their new single "Hope of a Lifetime" for Folk Alley. FolkAlley

Iris DeMent performs live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Iris DeMent On Mountain Stage

March 19, 2013 – The roots singer plays songs from Sing the Delta, her first album of original material in 16 years.


Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer perform the ancient ballad "Tam Lin" at the 2013 Folk Alliance International Conference in February.

Watch Anais Mitchell And Jefferson Hamer: Tackling 'Tam Lin' FolkAlley

March 19, 2013 – Watch two young folk singers perform the legendary British ballad "Tam Lin." FolkAlley

Jason Molina

Watch Jason Molina, A Folksinger Who Embodied The Best Of The Blues, Has Died

March 18, 2013 – Over a long and sometimes troubled career, Molina's songs made pain tangible and less terrifying.

Duquette Johnston.

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March 18, 2013 – Hear two tracks from the roots-rock musician's upcoming album, Rabbit Runs A Destiny. WXPN


Strachwitz and Ry Cooder backstage at Arhoolie's 50th anniversary celebration.

Watch Arhoolie Records: 50 Years Of Digging For Down-Home Music

March 16, 2013 – Chris Strachwitz began distributing hard-to-find blues, Cajun and Latino music in the early 1960s.


At age 71, nearly 50 years after his first album, guitarist Harry Taussig is releasing a follow-up — and making his concert debut at South by Southwest.

Read At SXSW, A 71-Year-Old Guitarist Makes A Belated Debut

March 14, 2013 – This week in Austin, Harry Taussig is performing in public for the first time.


Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night.

Read Next: Birdie Busch And The Greatest Night

March 11, 2013 – Hear two songs from the whimsical singer-songwriter's new album.


The Last Bison.

Read The Last Bison On World Cafe WXPN

March 11, 2013 – The Virginia band describes its classical-influenced folk-rock sound as "mountaintop chamber music." WXPN


Arthur Alligood

Listen Arthur Alligood On Mountain Stage

March 8, 2013 – The winner of 2011's Mountain Stage NewSong contest performs tracks from his new One Silver Needle.


Stompin' Tom Connors performs at the 2008 NHL Awards at  Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada.

Watch Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian Folk Hero, Has Died

March 7, 2013 – The singer-songwriter was a passionate nationalist whose songs celebrated his country.


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