Stephen Thompson Stephen Thompson is an editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he writes the advice column The Good Listener and fusses over comma placement. He is also a frequent panelist on All Songs Considered, and appears every week on Pop Culture Happy Hour.

Robert Cray, recipient of last year's Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance, onstage during the show on September 13, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Americana Music hide caption

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Plastic Skeletons

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