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Greensky Bluegrass On World Cafe

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Rhiannon Giddens On World Cafe

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The rapper Goldlink. His new album, Diaspora, is on our shortlist for the best new releases of the week. Joyce Ng/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out June 14

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Hayes Carll On World Cafe

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The English roots-rock and folk duo Ida Mae. Their debut full-length Chasing Lights is on our short list of the best new albums out on June 7. Dean Chalkey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On June 7

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Origins, the debut album by 14- and 11-year-old siblings Giri (left) and Uma Peters, is a set of traditional folk and blues songs that puts the duo's intention to spotlight the black musical traditions that shaped and spread the tunes. Sarah Hanson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Devil Makes Three plays on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Devil Makes Three On Mountain Stage

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Echo In The Canyon On World Cafe

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One LA Community Where Folk And Rock Converged

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Matt Nathanson On Mountain Stage

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Layla McCalla On World Cafe

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The Lone Bellow On Mountain Stage

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Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection is a six-CD collection of Seeger's previously unreleased music, accompanied by a 200-page book. Diana Davies/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pete Seeger's Legacy Gets Immortalized With 'Smithsonian Folkways' Collection

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Heather Woods Broderick's Invitation is out now. Whit Hassett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heather Woods Broderick Paints A Portrait Of Solitude With 'Invitation'

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Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig will release her first album as Daughter of Swords, Dawnbreaker, on June 28. Kendall Bailey Atwater/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals perform at 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 19, 2019. .Paak's single "Make Me Better" featuring Smokey Robinson is featured on this month's Heavy Rotation. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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