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Elle King's sophomore full-length Shake the Spirit is on our short list for the best albums out on Oct. 19. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 19: 8 Albums You Should Hear Now

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by De Dannan. Damien Stenson/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Fiona's Findings

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Cherish the Ladies. David Knight/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Live From Ireland

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Adrianne Lenker's new record, abysskiss, is out now on Saddle Creek. /Shervin Lainez hide caption

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Adrianne Lenker Of Big Thief On 'abysskiss' And How Songs Can Heal

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"There's so much pain that people carry and try to avoid," Cat Power says. "That's why music is so incredible." Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesty of the artist hide caption

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'Life Is A Lesson, And Sometimes It's Difficult To Learn': Cat Power Steps Forward

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Cathy Jordan. Folklore Productions/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Cathy Jordan

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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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Aaron Lee Tasjan performs live for World Cafe. Still from video/WXPN hide caption

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Aaron Lee Tasjan On World Cafe

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Buffy Sainte-Marie performs during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass at Golden Gate Park in Oct. 2016 in San Francisco. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images hide caption

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Buffy Sainte-Marie's Authorized Biography Serves As A 'Map Of Hope'

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The War And Treaty On World Cafe

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Phoebe Bridgers performs at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival. Christopher Hall/Mixtape Magazine hide caption

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Phoebe Bridgers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Archie Fisher. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: From The Archives Part 2

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The Wood Brothers On Mountain Stage

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