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Emily Wells

Read Hear Emily Wells' Heartbreaking Ode To L.A.

April 4, 2013 – The singer and violinist Emily Wells takes songs from her 2012 album Mama and strips them bare.

Black Prairie performs live at Mountain Stage.

Listen Black Prairie On Mountain Stage

April 2, 2013 – The energetic string band, featuring members of The Decemberists, performs live in West Virginia.


Neko Case has been recording her latest album at WaveLab Studio in Tucson, Ariz.

Read Back In The Studio, Neko Case Recovers 'That Fire'

April 2, 2013 – Morning Edition checks in with the singer-songwriter as she refinishes her first album since 2009.


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.


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