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Kam Franklin (left) is lead singer of The Suffers, a band from Houston that started touring three years ago. Amber Daniel is lead singer and bassist of Blame the Youth from North Carolina. They're preparing for their first tour. Courtesy of Jay Bee Zay and Allison Slade hide caption

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How To Survive Playing To An Empty Room And Other Advice For A Band's First Tour

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JD McPherson On World Cafe

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Ranky Tanky Builds On The Music And Culture Of Slave Descendants

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World Cafe Nashville: Penny & Sparrow

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Genesis Blu calls herself a "raptivist" — a mix of rapper and activist. Tim Clyne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Conversation With Houston's 'Raptivist' Genesis Blu

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Not My Job: Method Man Gets Quizzed On Method Acting

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Rhye's Blood is out February 2. Genevieve Medow Jenkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rhye's Mike Milosh Shares New Song And Details New Album

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Xylouris White On World Cafe

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Latin Roots: Combo Chimbita

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Bobby Osborne's latest album, Original, is available now. Stacie Huckeba/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At 86, Bobby Osborne Doesn't Intend To Quit Singing Anytime Soon

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Bootsy Collins On World Cafe

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Luna On World Cafe

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Michael Hearst's Songs For Extraordinary People is available now. Franck Bohbot/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Selection Of Songs For The Extraordinary

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Chris Stapleton's latest album, From A Room: Volume 2, is available now. Andy Barron/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Stapleton Dives Into His Archives For 'From A Room: Volume 2'

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"We had certain adjectives that the two of us would discuss about the record: post-apocalyptic and urgent," Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck (left) says of Material Control. Julian Gilbert/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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