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Music Interviews

Hot Pants, Glitter And Alan Lomax: How A Rising Singer Found Folk Music

Sam Lee wants to bridge old U.K. folk traditions and today's music — even though his own path to folk was circuitous, to say the least.

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With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

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Cirrus Bonobo
Eitheror Little People

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Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

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Feel It All Around Washed Out
Morning Broadway Keith Mansfield

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Fleeing To Haiti, They Put Their Faith In 'God And Government'

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Queen Bee Medeski, Martin & Wood
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Drink Me Hot Chris Joss
Os Grilos (The Crickets Sing for Anamaria) Walter Wanderley

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Hot Pants, Glitter And Alan Lomax: How A Rising Singer Found Folk Music

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Wilie-O Sam Lee
St Louis Blues William Schimmel & Wynton Marsalis
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Theater of the Accordion
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The 'Shock Of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

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Sweat Moss of Aura
I Am the Blaze On Every Hill Spiro
My Burr Minotaur Shock
Hyperion Tomas Barfod
IPlayYouListen ODESZA
Sixteen RAC
With My Friends [12" Only Remix] Aloe Blacc & Most, King
Whole Life Story Passion Pit
KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS ERNEST RANGLIN & MONTY ALEXANDER

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