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

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Jukebox The Ghost In Concert

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Crafting a fresh-faced indie-pop sound, Jukebox the Ghost is frequently compared to They Might Be Giants and Ben Folds. Hear the trio perform songs from its record, Safe Travels, at World Cafe Live.

Jukebox The Ghost In Concert

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John Lilly on Mountain Stage.

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John Lilly On Mountain Stage

The country singer-songwriter performs new material that recalls the sounds of a different era.

John Lilly On Mountain Stage

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From left, Marc Ribot (guitar), Chad Taylor (drums) and Henry Grimes (bass) performed at the Village Vanguard in New York City on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. John Rogers/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Marc Ribot Trio

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The guitarist has played in just about every conceivable setting. For this live concert, his trio takes on Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, dirty blues, punk energy and fully liberated improvisation.

Marc Ribot Trio In Concert

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Jim Lauderdale on Mountain Stage.

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Jim Lauderdale On Mountain Stage

The country and bluegrass master performs material from his latest release, Patchwork River.

Jim Lauderdale On Mountain Stage

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Red Molly.

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Red Molly On Mountain Stage

The acoustic roots trio's buoyant three-part harmonies delight in this Mountain Stage performance.

Red Molly On Mountain Stage

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Vince Gill performs on Mountain Stage.

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Vince Gill On Mountain Stage

The country superstar plays material from throughout his career, with highlights from his new album.

Regina Spektor, performing live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, May 31, 2012. Gisel Figallo-Florez for NPR hide caption

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Regina Spektor In Concert

The warmly eclectic singer-songwriter Regina Spektor played old favorites and introduced fans to highlights from her lovely new album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats.

The Fox Hunt integrates a wide swath of influences, including indie, punk, and arena rock.

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The Fox Hunt On Mountain Stage

The West Virginia string band combines fiddle, mandolin and banjo with a variety of rock influences.

The Fox Hunt On Mountain Stage

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With 46 years under its belt, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Bob Brookmeyer and Thad Jones at the Village Vanguard. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra On JazzSet

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With 46 years under its belt, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Bob Brookmeyer and Thad Jones at the Village Vanguard.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra On JazzSet

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This is Chris Smither's 12th appearance on Mountain Stage.

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Chris Smither On Mountain Stage

A modern master of acoustic folk blues, Smither is in his fourth decade as a performer. He makes his 12th appearance on Mountain Stage here.

Chris Smither On Mountain Stage

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Henry Girls' members perform songs from their recent album December Moon.

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Henry Girls On Mountain Stage

The three Irish sisters showcase their hauntingly beautiful original material and chilling harmonies in their first American appearance.

Henry Girls On Mountain Stage

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Radney Foster (left) and Bill Lloyd perform together for the first time since 1991.

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Foster And Lloyd On Mountain Stage

The duo of Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd picks up where it left off 20 years ago, performing at Mountain Stage for the first time since it announced its retirement on the show.

Foster And Lloyd On Mountain Stage

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Members of Ollabelle perform songs from their recent album, Neon Blue Bird.

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Ollabelle On Mountain Stage

Its members might be from Manhattan's Lower East Side, but Ollabelle evokes the classic Americana and roots music of the country.

Ollabelle On Mountain Stage

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Antonio Sanchez And Migration: Live In Concert

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It's easy to see why the drummer is in demand among jazz's international stars — just watching him manipulate polyrhythms will suffice. He also writes music: His open, soaring quartet performs live.