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Iris DeMent's 'Sing The Delta' Full Of Paradoxes

October 4, 2012 – Dement draws on her upbringing in Arkansas for inspiration for her new album, Sing the Delta.

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Delta Rae puts a new spin on loss throughout Carry The Fire.

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October 3, 2012 – The sextet, influenced by mythology, puts a new spin on loss throughout Carry The Fire.

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David Wax Museum.

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October 3, 2012 – The band captures a mix of Americana and Latin influences on its new album, Knock Knock Get Up. WXPN

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Iris DeMent.

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October 2, 2012 – The roots-folk singer talks to David Dye about Sing the Delta, her first album in eight years. WXPN

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Husky.

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September 25, 2012 – The Australian band has come a long way from a makeshift recording bungalow in Melbourne. WXPN

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Mumford and Sons perform live at WFUV's studios in New York City.

Watch Mumford & Sons: The Power Of 'Babel' WFUV

September 25, 2012 – Watch the London band perform a new song, "Whispers in the Dark," at WFUV's studios in New York. WFUV

Mumford & Sons.

Watch Mumford & Sons: Finding Balance In 'Babel'

September 23, 2012 – For the British folk-rock band, testing out songs on the road is part of the creative process.

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Lake Street Dive performs for Folk Alley at the Green River Festival.

Watch Lake Street Dive: A String Band With Soul FolkAlley

September 22, 2012 – Watch the classically trained Boston band blend jazz, folk and pop in dangerously charming fashion. FolkAlley

Dana Falconberry and band

Read Song Premiere: Dana Falconberry, 'Crooked River'

September 20, 2012 – Falconberry's songs are like magical but strange little fairy tales. They shimmer and creep.

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Evan Bourgeois Lasry

Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

September 18, 2012 – Download five new songs heating up NPR station playlists in Chicago, Detroit, Juneau and beyond.

Langhorne Slim.

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September 17, 2012 – The bluesy folk-rock singer-songwriter performs songs from his eighth album, The Way We Move. WXPN

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Find the One is the latest album by the alt-bluegrass act The Coal Porters, led by Sid Griffin (far left).

Read The Coal Porters: Pulling Bluegrass Up By The Roots

September 16, 2012 – Sid Griffin's band owes as much of its sound to The Rolling Stones as to traditional bluegrass.

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Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs. The group was awarded New/Emerging Artist Of The Year.

Listen The 2012 Americana Music Association Awards FolkAlley

September 13, 2012 – Listen to the annual awards ceremony honoring the best Americana and folk music of the year. FolkAlley

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Ben Sollee's new album, Half Made Man, comes out Sept. 25.

Watch First Watch: Ben Sollee, 'Unfinished'

September 11, 2012 – Sollee's forthcoming Half Made Man positively soars, with cellos used to feed the drama.

Rhode Island folk duo Brown Bird perform a studio session for Folk Alley.

Watch Brown Bird: Folk's Tattooed Troubadours FolkAlley

September 8, 2012 – Watch the rustic but regal Rhode Island duo perform "A Temple and a Cradle" in Greenfield, Mass. FolkAlley

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