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The War & Treaty On World Cafe

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Americana Celts

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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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Bruce Springsteen's song "Radio Nowhere" is featured in our Public Radio Music Day playlist of songs about the radio. Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. John, one of the icons of New Orleans' music scene, performs on stage during the Nice's Jazz Festival, July 18, 2010. Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Gwen Thompkins on World Cafe

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"In the Mountains" from Sarah Siskind's self-produced upcoming album Modern Appalachia, depicts the pastoral pull in a way that's less wistful than bracing. Brian Boskind/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Ultimately, this is a love song," Christone "Kingfish" Ingram says, "and it's one I truly wanted to put my own spin on." Rory Doyle/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Empty Promises'

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Music is "just the only thing that truly listens without ever saying a negative word back," Marcus King says. His debut album is out now. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raised In Rock, Marcus King Releases 1st Solo Album, 'El Dorado'

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The Claudettes On Mountain Stage

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley perform live on the AmericanaFest Day Stage. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley On World Cafe

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