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Shovels & Rope's new album, Little Seeds, comes out Oct. 7. Leslie Ryann Mckellar/Courtesy of the aritst hide caption

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Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

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All Songs +1: John Paul White Sings The Song That Changed His Life

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"Even people who come in cold without any knowledge — you still hope that somehow the music will speak to them," Christopher Rouse says. Jeffrey Herman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Newlywed Composer Christopher Rouse On His Encoded Musical Love Letters

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Off Stage And Inside The Life Of 'The Boss' Battling With Depression

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This summer, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton took NPR Music on a tour of the places in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C. that shaped his voice. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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"Because I grew up in such a strong Hispanic community, I carry that," Luz Elena Mendoza says. "I carry it whenever I go, so that's always strong." Christal Angélique/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza On Valuing One's Voice

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"I write from the perspective of the most nurturing, empowering, 'lifting-you-up'-type voice," Jillian Banks says. "That's what's so great about making music — you can give that to yourself." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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BANKS On What Happens When You Give Your Fans Your Phone Number

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Black Evangelical Amisho Baraka: Why I'm Not Voting For Trump Or Clinton

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"I wanted it to be so long that the audience is falling apart," Taylor Mac says. "I'm falling apart. We're all falling apart." Ves Pitts/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Musical History Of The U.S., With An Extra Dose Of Glitter

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On his new album, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov arranges Chopin's Mazurkas like a mixtape. Colin Way/Hyperion Records hide caption

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09Mazurka, in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4

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    2016

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'Sing For Your Life' Recounts A Journey From Juvenile Detention To The Opera House

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The Handsome Family's Rennie and Brett Sparks split songwriting duties. Rennie writes the lyrics, then Brett puts her words to music. Meow Wolf/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For The Handsome Family, Music Is A Safe Place To Express 'Terrifying Things'

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