Bjork, The Fiery Furnaces, CocoRosie

Experimental folk-tronic from CocoRosie; Canadian country-rockers The Sadies; Brother and sister duo The Fiery Furnaces; Thumbpicking wizard Eddie Pennington; Swedish folk from Peter Puma Hedlund; Light and delicate, lo-fi pop from Mirah. Featured Artist: Bjork.

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Bjork, The Fiery Furnaces, CocoRosie

Blueberry Boat

Chris Michaels

  • Artist: The Fiery Furnaces
  • Song: Chris Michaels
  • From: Blueberry Boat

From a musical family in Illinois, Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger make wildly experimental, unpredictable and challenging music with a mix of pop melodies folk rock and plenty of wordplay.

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Chris Michaels
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Blueberry Boat
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The Fiery Furnaces
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Rough Trade

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Walks the Strings … and Even Sings

John's Smoke Turns Blue

  • Artist: Eddie Pennington
  • Song: John's Smoke Turns Blue
  • From: Walks the Strings and Even Sings

Eddie Pennington is a master of thumbpicking, a style of guitar playing pioneered by Merle Travis in Kentucky.

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John's Smoke Turns Blue
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Walks the Strings … and Even Sings
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Eddie Pennington
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Smithsonian Folkways

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Vägen

Älgmarschen

  • Artist: Peter Puma Hedlund
  • Song: Älgmarschen
  • From: Vägen

Peter Puma Hedlund plays what's known as nyckelharpa. First created about 600 years ago, it's shaped like an elongated violin with multiple strings and keys used to press the frets.

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Älgmarschen
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Vägen
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Peter Puma Hedlund
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RPM

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