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Live in Concert

Patrick Watson In Concert

The gifted singer and pianist plays an emotional live set at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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The 2012 Americana Music Association Awards

Folk Alley

Listen to the annual awards ceremony honoring the best Americana and folk music of the year.

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Mountain Stage

Lucy Wainwright Roche On Mountain Stage

The folk scion plays music from her most recent album, Lucy, and finishes with a brilliant cover.

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Mountain Stage

The Milk Carton Kids On Mountain Stage

The minimalist folk duo makes its first appearance on the show, recorded live in Charleston, W.V.

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Suzanne Vega On Mountain Stage

Hear the folk-pop singer perform international hits like "Luka" and "Tom's Diner."

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Newport Folk Festival

Megafaun, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

The band has a knack for blending classic-rock traditionalism with a real ear for experimentation.

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