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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.


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

Read Delta Rae: Modern Folklore Music

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


David Wax Museum.

Read David Wax Museum On World Cafe WXPN

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


Iris DeMent.

Read Iris DeMent On World Cafe WXPN

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



Read Husky On World Cafe WXPN

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


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.


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.


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.

Read Langhorne Slim On World Cafe WXPN

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


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.


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


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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