Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

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The Wood Brothers On Mountain Stage

Listen to this trio of expert musicians perform lively cuts from their sixth studio album, One Drop of Truth.

The Wood Brothers On Mountain Stage

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Cécile McLorin Salvant

The jazz singer, who used to be into radical feminist punk, now composes and sings beautiful jazz ballads.

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Watch The McCrary Sisters Perform Live

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This live performance from WXPN's Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul project features a unique style of gospel influenced by classic soul, Americana, blues and R&B.

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Anthony Roth Costanzo

Watch the ambitious countertenor sing music that spans more than 250 years, connecting the dots between David Byrne, George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.

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Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne's transporting music can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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Review

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The Best Acts We Saw At AmericanaFest

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Five great minds in public radio talk about standout events and artists across the six-day celebration.

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Sounds From The Camp Stage At 2018 Philadelphia Folk Festival

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Hear performances from Scottish instrumental trio Talisk, Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon and a two song set from the bilingual, Texas-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez.

Philadelphia Folk Festival Camp Stage On World Cafe

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Smif-N-Wessun

Brooklyn-bred hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser.

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GoGo Penguin

This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.

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Lee Ann Womack On Mountain Stage

Country's genre-crossing queen brings East Texas to West Virginia, performing hits off her most recent album 'The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone.'

Lee Ann Womack On Mountain Stage

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Hobo Johnson

While this Sacramento, Calif. band didn't win this year's Tiny Desk contest, their video entry, for the song "Peach Scones," was among the more memorable we've ever seen.

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Watch A Live Webcast Of The 2018 Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony

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Hosted by The Milk Carton Kids with performances and appearances by John Prine, Buddy Guy, Brandi Carlile and more, the ceremony kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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Sonny Landreth On Mountain Stage

Hear Landreth's first fully acoustic set in his 10 appearances on Mountain Stage since 1995, featuring Dave Ranson on ukulele bass and Brian Brignac on cajon and percussion.

Sonny Landreth On Mountain Stage

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NPR Music, WMOT And World Cafe To Livestream AmericanaFest Performances And Awards

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Over 25 acts will appear on the livestream, including Richard Thompson, The War and Treaty, Alejandro Escovedo, Cordovas, Kathy Mattea, Ruston Kelly and more.

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Jupiter & Okwess

Jupiter Bokondji and his band Okwess play music that feels both African and American, with Jupiter's early musical tastes inspired by The Jackson 5, James Brown and the sounds of Motown.

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Kalbells

The band makes life-affirming music that singer Kalmia Traver created over the past few years, filled with the triumph of being cancer free.

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Experience The 2018 XPoNential Music Festival On Video

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Watch live performances from WXPN's three-day festival, set before the Philadelphia skyline.