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"I always want to keep it classic-sounding," Liam says. "I'm not like my brother, who's trying to reinvent the wheel and failing miserably." Tom Beard/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Joni Mitchell is still the Queen Mother of singer-songwriters," Robbie Robertson says. Mitchell appeared in The Last Waltz, the first of his collaborations with Martin Scorsese. Don Dixon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robbie Robertson On World Cafe

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Jade Jackson performs live from the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage. Cal Hoeppner/WXPN hide caption

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Jade Jackson On World Cafe

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The remastered album mines Prince's creative era between Nov. 1981 and Jan. 1983. Allan Beaulieu/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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Prince's '1999' Sees Another Life — This Time With 35 New Songs

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Elizabeth Stanley plays Mary Jane Healy, a central character in Jagged Little Pill. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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The Angst Of The '90s Is Alive On Broadway

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Beck's 14th album, Hyperspace, is out Nov. 22. Mikai Karl/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear More: Beck On Weekend Edition

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Listen in for a snippet of Sonny Landreth's live cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from his recent tour with Peter Frampton. Lucius Fontenot/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sonny Landreth On World Cafe

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We've met Arthur Russell the sparse synth-pop auteur, clubby post-disco producer, minimalist composer and mantric folkie. On Iowa Dream, we meet the aspiring pop star. Joel Sokolov/Courtesy of Audika Records hide caption

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The Head and the Heart performed live for World Cafe. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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The Head and the Heart On World Cafe

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Pete Townshend originally wrote the songs on The Who's new album for Roger Daltrey as a solo artist. "I wrote them for Roger because I knew that Roger would sing them best," he says. William Snyder/Courtesy of the aritst hide caption

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Pete Townshend On World Cafe

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The Mavericks performed live at the 20th Annual AmericanaFest in Nashville. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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The Mavericks On World Cafe

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Molly Tuttle performs live from the AmericanaFest Day Stage in Nashville. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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Molly Tuttle On World Cafe

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