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"I just sing what I feel," Mary Lane says. Collin Susich /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At 83, Mary Lane Upholds The Blues Tradition: 'I Still Got It'

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Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi attend the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption

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Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks, Partners In Music And In Life

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Gary Clark Jr.'s latest album, This Land, is out now. Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Racism In American South Inspired Gary Clark Jr.'s 'This Land'

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Adia Victoria On World Cafe

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Fantastic Negrito performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert. Recorded live for this session. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Fantastic Negrito On World Cafe

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Andrew Hozier-Byrne joins NPR Music's Bob Boilen in the studio to discuss the music that informed his 2018 EP, Nina Cried Power. Mulography - Anthony Mulcahy hide caption

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Guest DJ: Hozier On Why Music From The Civil Rights Movement Still Resonates

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American Blues musician Otis Rush at the Petrillo Band Shell, Chicago, Illinois, June 3, 1995. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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Otis Rush, Chicago Blues Legend, Dies At 84

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The War And Treaty On World Cafe

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Toronzo Cannon at the 2018 Philadelphia Folk Festival Lisa Schaffer/WXPN hide caption

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Philadelphia Folk Festival Camp Stage On World Cafe

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Aretha Franklin on The Andy Williams Show in 1969. Fred A. Sabine/NBC via Getty Images hide caption

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The Life And Legacy Of Aretha Franklin: An All Songs Considered Remembrance

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Boz Scaggs On World Cafe

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