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Read First Listen: The Decemberists WFUV

January 2, 2011 – The band returns with a stripped-down record featuring Gillian Welch and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck. WFUV

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Watch Dave Rawlings Machine With Gillian Welch: Tiny Desk Concert

February 1, 2010 – A longtime session guitarist, Rawlings takes the lead, playing his own music at NPR Music's offices.

Listen The Decade In Music: How Musicians Create

December 3, 2009 – How has technology changed the relationship between musicians and their fans?


Listen David Rawlings Machine: Newport Folk Festival 2009 FolkAlley

August 2, 2009 – Gillian Welch and David Rawlings keep the focus shifting between their marvelously paired voices. FolkAlley


Listen Gillian Welch: Newport Folk Festival 2009 WFUV

August 1, 2009 – Welch and David Rawlings treated Newport to a cover of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit." WFUV


Listen Newport Folk Festival Preview

July 30, 2009 – Festival producer Jay Sweet talks about what's in store for this year's 50th-anniversary event.


Listen Sneak Previews: Of Montreal, Okkervil River

August 18, 2008 – Okkervil River and Of Montreal made last year's top 20 albums and are back again for this year.


Listen Guest DJ Conor Oberst

March 8, 2007 – Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is a gifted and prolific songwriter, accomplishing more by the...


Listen The Folk Music Revival of 2001

January 11, 2002 – On this edition of All Songs Considered we look at some of the artists responsible for 2001's fo...

Listen Marsalis on Monk, Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss, Radiohead

August 1, 2001 – Wynton Marsalis interprets Thelonious Monk; the playful melodies of Raymond Scott; Roger Eno joi...

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