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Lee Ann Womack On World Cafe

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Carrie Brownstein Is The 'Unabashed Protagonist' Of Her Own Story

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

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The Dustbowl Revival On World Cafe

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After The Grammys Are Handed Out, This Music Critic Re-Picks The Winners

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PJ Morton's latest album Gumbo has earned the musician two Grammy nominations at the 2018 ceremony. Chris Granger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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PJ Morton Feels Like A 'Giant' Heading Into 2018 Grammys

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Gauthier's ninth studio album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, is the singer's first co-written project. She calls it her best. Laura E. Partain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Reworking Trauma: Mary Gauthier Tells Veteran Stories On 'Rifles & Rosary Beads'

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The Alt.Latino Interview: Louie Vega, A Life In Service To The Groove

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Mary Gauthier on World Cafe

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"There can be a natural conversational element to our music sometimes, because the songs usually are sort of a conversation between the three of us," Khruangbin says. Mary Kang/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Native Young performs live for the World Cafe in Cape Town, South Africa. WXPN hide caption

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Sense Of Place South Africa: Native Young

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Sense Of Place South Africa: McCoy Mrubata

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Kevin Morby And Waxahatchee Pay Homage To Jason Molina

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Elton John Says It's Time To Retire From Touring, But Only After A 3-Year Farewell Tour

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