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

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Holly Williams On Mountain Stage

Though she comes from the country royalty of the Hank Williams lineage, Holly Williams has a voice that's uniquely hers.

Holly Williams On Mountain Stage

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Luray On Mountain Stage

Singer and banjo player Shannon Carey leads the Americana collective Luray. Originally conceived as a bluegrass group, the ensemble now includes a wide array of instruments.

Luray On Mountain Stage

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Jane Bunnett (left) and Candido perform at the Kennedy Center during the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Margot Schulman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Jane Bunnett And Chihiro Yamanaka On JazzSet

Jane Bunnett and Chihiro Yamanaka come to the Kennedy Center from Canada and Japan, respectively, and each has a compelling story.

Jane Bunnett And Chihiro Yamanaka On JazzSet

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The Defibulators On Mountain Stage

What began as a short-notice opening act soon turned into something more with The Defibulators. The band's original material has been called a little bit CBGB, a little but Grand Ole Opry.

The Defibulators On Mountain Stage

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Ed Kowalczyk On Mountain Stage

With the band Live, Kowalczyk was responsible for huge hits in the '90s, but he's been recording and performing on his own since 2009. Here, he plays a solo acoustic set on stage in West Virginia.

Ed Kowalczyk On Mountain Stage

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Deer Tick On Mountain Stage

In the past, the band's genre-bending sound has won it comparisons to Uncle Tupelo. But recent albums have veered closer to straightforwardly energetic rock. Hear Deer Tick on stage in West Virginia.

Deer Tick On Mountain Stage

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'Two Skirts And A Shirt' On JazzSet

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Rene Marie, Allan Harris and Carla Cook are in sweet harmony with a message in this concert from the KC Jazz Club in Washington, D.C.

'Two Skirts And A Shirt' On JazzSet

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Perfect Pussy

"We're Perfect Pussy and we're terrified." Watch the rising Syracuse punk band make their first national splash during our SXSW showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas.

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Irish Music Week On Part 3

Today we hear from two more Irish acts, The Lost Bothers and Guggenheim Grotto. The former has worked with Bright Eyes and M. Ward, while the latter creates an electronic-infused brand of folk music.

The Lost Brothers & Guggenheim Grotto On Mountain Stage

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Eagulls

Not to be confused with Glenn Frey or Don Henley's middle-of-the-road soft rock, British post-punk act Eagulls did anything but take it easy at our SXSW showcase. Watch the entire concert here.

Kelis, seen here at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night, performed her first show in America in almost four years. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Kelis

Watch the R&B star perform "Breakfast" at her first American appearance in more than three years at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's, then stream the full set. It was well worth the wait.

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Lionel Loueke Trio On JazzSet

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Loueke is one of the most distinctive artists on the world-music scene. Loueke gets African-style rhythms going, tapping on his guitar and using his effects pedals at the Kennedy Center.

Lionel Loueke Trio On JazzSet

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Mandolin Orange On Mountain Stage

After bonding over their love of traditional Appalachian music at a jam session, Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin became Mandolin Orange. Their southern sound often draws comparisons to the Civil Wars.

Mandolin Orange On Mountain Stage

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The Travelin' McCourys Featuring Keller Williams On Mountain Stage

The Travelin' McCourys are known for combining their bluegrass roots with modern sounds. Their latest collaboration with experimental guitarist and singer Keller Williams epitomizes this.

The Travelin' McCourys Featuring Keller Williams On Mountain Stage

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Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion On Mountain Stage

Arlo Guthrie's youngest daughter teams up with her indie rocker husband to perform and record. Their latest release, full of alt-folk influences, was co-produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion On Mountain Stage

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