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California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

Watch Guest DJ: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

April 18, 2013 – Alt.Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with Herrera, who discusses the songs that shaped him.


Bob Dylan in 1962. His extremely limited-edition 50th Anniversary Collection features unreleased material from his early career.

Read Why There Are Only 100 Copies Of The New Bob Dylan Record

January 12, 2013 – Dylan's new compilation takes advantage of a change in European copyright law.


Bob Dylan performs on stage during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France.

Read Why Some Musicians Last

September 20, 2012 – It's hard to know now what the future will sound like, but small things often make a big difference.

Grizzly Bear's newest full-length, Shields, is one of a heaping handful of exciting new rock albums out this month.

Read What To Hear Now: This Month In Rock Records

September 11, 2012 – Critic Tom Moon discusses some of the albums he's most excited about this season.


Read Bob Dylan's Baffling And Sometimes Beautiful 'Tempest'

September 11, 2012 – Ken Tucker says that some of Tempest's songs are as precisely crafted as any Dylan has written.


Bob Dylan's 35th studio album, Tempest, will be released on Sept. 11.

Read Song Premiere: Bob Dylan, 'Duquesne Whistle'

August 27, 2012 – Hear the first song from Bob Dylan's 35th studio album, Tempest.


Bob Dylan at a press conference at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1966.

Read On Bob Dylan And Jonah Lehrer, Two Fabulists

August 2, 2012 – For a journalist, there's a code. If you follow Dylan's example, there's another way of operating.

Mexican American artist Lila Downs

Listen Guest DJ Lila Downs: The Music That Makes Her Fierce

February 29, 2012 – The Mexican American singer shares music that changed her life, from Miles Davis to Orishas.


Bob Dylan, from the cover of Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International

Watch Loving Bob Dylan's Throwaways

January 25, 2012 – A new compilation of 75 covers highlights the hidden value in Dylan's less-than-iconic songs.

The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams puts unreleased works by the country legend in the hands of a dozen contemporary songwriters.

Read Hank Williams' Unfinished Thoughts, Finished

October 1, 2011 – Some contemporary songwriters are giving new life to the late legend's wealth of incomplete songs.


Muddy Waters in 1979.

Read The Mix: Desperate Music From American Icons FolkAlley

August 20, 2011 – Hear dozens of the songs that inspired Tom Piazza's collection of essays, Devil Sent the Rain. FolkAlley

Clockwise from upper left: Cat Stevens, cover for Violent Femmes, cover for Maggot Brain, cover for Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited.

Listen Summer Music Memories

July 5, 2011 – Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share songs that made their summers growing up, and listeners chime in.


Suze Rotolo (right) on the cover of Bob Dylan's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

Read Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday On World Cafe WXPN

May 24, 2011 – In this interview with Rotolo, recorded in 2008, she and World Cafe host David Dye discuss her book. WXPN


Bob Dylan smiles during a meeting with the British press, April 28, 1965.

Read Cake Is Just A Four-Letter Word: Dylan Turns 70 FolkAlley

May 23, 2011 – Bob Dylan is turning 70. Celebrate by listening to a mix that pays tribute to the man. FolkAlley

A levee on the Mississippi River in Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927.

Watch When The Levee Breaks: Ripples Of The Great Flood

May 18, 2011 – The 1927 Mississippi River flood is widely covered in textbooks, but it comes to life in music.


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