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Bruce Langhorne's soundtrack for the 1971 film The Hired Hand has inspired musicians for decades, even when it was hard to find. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Jack [Rose] transcended the shadow of [John] Fahey, and I think that's really difficult to do," Steve Gunn says. "It was undeniable when he played — people paid attention." Sam Erickson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Viking's Choice: The Year In The Loud And The Weird

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