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Ben Sollee performing live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Ben Sollee On Mountain Stage

October 23, 2013 – The cellist's set includes "Slow Down," which shares his anxieties about being a young father.


Linda Thompson's new album is called Won't Be Long Now.

Watch It's A Family Affair On Linda Thompson's 'Won't Be Long Now'

October 22, 2013 – These songs could have been sung a hundred years ago, or written and recorded just a few weeks ago.


Thao & The Get Down Stay Down performing live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Thao & The Get Down Stay Down On Mountain Stage

October 22, 2013 – The alternative folk group's set includes a song dedicated to an inmate Thao Nguyen bonded with.


Daughter performs a Tiny Desk Concert in August 2013.

Watch Daughter: Tiny Desk Concert

October 21, 2013 – Pretty and melancholy, the Londoners' music conjures a perfect mix of gloom, desire and hostility.


Lucy Rose performs live on KEXP.

Watch Lucy Rose, 'Shiver' (Live) KEXP

October 21, 2013 – Watch the British singer-songwriter perform a single from her debut album, Like I Used To, at KEXP. KEXP

David Bromberg's new album, Only Slightly Mad, is out now.

Read The King Of The '60s Sidemen Returns, 'Only Slightly Mad'

October 18, 2013 – Multi-instrumentalist and star collaborator David Bromberg is back with a new album.


Ramblin' Jack Elliott performing live on Mountain Stage in 1989.

Listen Ramblin' Jack Elliott On Mountain Stage

October 18, 2013 – The musical character has seemingly met, charmed and influenced nearly every pop icon of our time.


The Tedeschi Trucks Band performs live for World Cafe.

Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band, 'Made Up Mind' (Live) WXPN

October 17, 2013 – Watch two of the finest blues-rock musicians of their era perform "Made Up Mind" for World Cafe. WXPN

Anna McGarrigle performs on Mountain Stage in 1989.

Listen The McGarrigle Sisters On Mountain Stage

October 16, 2013 – Anna McGarrigle performs with her sister Kate, who died in 2010, in this archival concert from 1989.


Ryley Walker.

Read Acoustic Swagger Exists, And Ryley Walker Has It

October 15, 2013 – With guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings in the lush "The West Wind."

Levon Helm.

Listen Vintage Cafe: Levon Helm WXPN

October 14, 2013 – Celebrate the rock 'n' roll legend with an archived interview and performance from WXPN. WXPN


Video for Linda Thompson's "It Won't Be Long Now."

Watch Linda Thompson, 'It Won't Be Long Now'

October 11, 2013 – After five decades of singing, Linda Thompson is still one of the best voices in folk music.

Vienna Teng performs live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Vienna Teng On Mountain Stage

October 9, 2013 – Teng uses a keyboard and digital sampler to weave her voice through many textures and sounds.


Jesse Woods.

Listen World Cafe Next: Jesse Woods WXPN

October 7, 2013 – Hear two songs from the Austin folksinger's echo-laden debut album, Get Your Burdens Lifted. WXPN


Over the Rhine performs live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Over The Rhine On Mountain Stage

October 7, 2013 – The Ohio husband and wife call their music "post-nuclear, pseudo-alternative, folk-tinged art-pop."


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