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Money Mark, Beastie Boys Keyboardist, Has A Timeless Reminder

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Ishibashi was born to post-war immigrants from Japan, which, albeit slowly, the artist has conceptually embraced more in his music. Rachael Renee Levasseur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'For Every Voice That Never Sang,' Kishi Bashi Is Confident For A Changing World

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From left: Angel, Israel, Momo, Abraham and Victory Boyd. The pandemic afforded the Boyd family a chance to harmonize interpersonally, before doing the same as Infinity Song. Courtesy of Shore Fire Media hide caption

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Get Out Of Your Head With Infinity Song's 'Outside Myself'

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Jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy, led by League, recently won the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. Stella K/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'The Last Friend,' Michael League Imagines Death As A Benevolent Companion

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Lara Downes. Her recent album, Phenomenal Women, featured recordings of compositions by Black female composers whose legacies have been overlooked by the classical establishment. Max Barrett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With Her Recording Series 'Rising Sun,' Lara Downes Re-Centers Black Composers

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The New York musician's entry for Morning Edition's Song Project draws its heartache from personal experience. Charlotte Pinson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kat Edmonson Hopes This Song Project Entry, 'If You're Scared,' Will Comfort Her Mom

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The Fort Lauderdale duo Black Violin wrote "Time to Shine" after reflecting on what happened last year and ringing in the new one. Mark Clennon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Time To Shine,' Black Violin Focuses On The Light

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In "Broken Harvest," Madison Cunningham writes as an artist who has lost major opportunities to the pandemic, but found inspiration in her time off. Claire Marie Vogel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Broken Harvest,' Madison Cunningham Is Hopeful For A Fresh Start

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Lila Downs' song for the Morning Edition Song Project, "Dark Eyes," honors essential workers who are often overlooked. Jennifer Pochat/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lila Downs' New Song Is About Indigenous Workers' Invisible Labor

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Barry Gibb's new album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, is a collection of Bee Gees songs reworked as duets with some of the biggest names in Nashville. Desiree Prieto/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Greenfields,' Barry Gibb Takes The Bee Gees' Legacy To Nashville

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Brandy Clark's new track for the Morning Edition Song Project is about processing death and celebrating a life well lived. Chris Phelps hide caption

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On 'Remember Me Beautiful,' Brandy Clark Processes Death And Celebrates Life

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Adam Weiner's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project is for people who feel isolated around the holidays, especially this year. Gab Bonghi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Adam Weiner's New Song, 'Christmas Makes Me Cry,' Channels Holiday Loneliness

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PJ Morton's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project, "Still Here," is about working through a year full of challenges and loss. Matt Robertson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Still Here,' PJ Morton Reflects On Surviving 2020

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Peter Guralnick at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2015. His latest book, Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing, is a collection of essays. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hide caption

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Peter Guralnick Is 'Looking To Get Lost' In The Stories Of American Music Icons

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Sarah Jarosz's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project, "Up in the Clouds," is about coming to terms with life at a standstill. Josh Wool/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Up In The Clouds,' Sarah Jarosz Adjusts To Staying Still

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