Studio Sessions Musicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.

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Greylag, 'Arms Unknown' (Live)

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The band's moody, autumnal "Arms Unknown" receives a welcome jolt of gritty electric guitar.

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Meatbodies, 'Mountain' (Live)

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The band lifts the riff-heavy "Mountain" from sludgy depths into a woozy, psychedelic headspace.

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Jazz Musician Jamie Cullum Shares Stories And Plays Live

"I'm more of a communicator than a technician," says the self-taught, hugely successful UK jazz-pop artist. Hear him perform live in NPR's studios.

Jazz Musician Jamie Cullum Shares Stories And Plays Live

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Gary Burton On Piano Jazz

The vibraphonist performs a set of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington and others.

Gary Burton In The Studio

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Alvvays On World Cafe

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Hear five live tracks from the popular Toronto-based indie-rock band.

Alvvays On World Cafe

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Nude Beach On World Cafe

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This Brooklyn band is the closest thing we've got to Big Star at this point.

Nude Beach On World Cafe

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Parquet Courts, 'What Color Is Blood' (Live)

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Watch the band play "What Color Is Blood" on a stage made of trees at Oregon's Pickathon festival.

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Ryan Bingham On World Cafe

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The Oscar-winning country songwriter and former rodeo rider's new album is Fear And Saturday Night.

Ryan Bingham On World Cafe

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Guster Talks 20 Years Of Music — And Performs Live

The band has come a long way since the bongos and acoustic guitars of its early days. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a percussion lesson from Guster and the group performs songs from its new album.

Guster Talks 20 Years Of Music — And Performs Live

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Melissa Manchester On Song Travels

Manchester shares her new single and her achingly slow rendition of the Ronettes classic "Be My Baby." She also reprises a few of her hit songs, including "Come in from the Rain."

Melissa Manchester In The Studio

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Lisa Mitchell, 'Wah Ha' (Live)

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Watch the Australian singer perform the soft, airy folk-pop song "Wah Ha" live in the studio.

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Son Little On World Cafe

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The Philadelphia singer's soulful voice recalls the sounds of classic R&B. Hear him perform live.

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Israel Nash On World Cafe

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The singer-songwriter says he wanted his latest album, Rain Plans, to evoke the Texas Hill Country.

Israel Nash On World Cafe

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