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Cowboy Junkies, A Long Way from 'Trinity'

It's been nearly 17 years since the Junkies recorded their debut album, The Trinity Session. Singer Margo Timmins and her brother Michael stop by NPR.

Cowboy Junkies, A Long Way from 'Trinity'

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Los Lobos, 30 Years On

Los Lobos' new CD, appropriately named The Ride, celebrates the band's 30 years together. Hear their extended interview with NPR's Renee Montagne and live performance at NPR.

Web Extra: Extended Performance Chat with Los Lobos

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NPR at La Jolla: Hai-Ye Ni Performs Bach

Fred Child is on stage at the Bishop's School in La Jolla, Calif., for SummerFest 2004. He visits with cellist Hai-Ye Ni. She plays the Sarabande and Gigue from Bach's cello suite no. 3, and the Tibetan Dance from Seven Tunes Heard in China by Bright Sheng.

NPR at La Jolla: Hai-Ye Ni Performs Bach

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Bob Weir Reviews His Long, Strange Trip

Bob Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, has released a 2-CD career retrospective, Weir Here. The guitarist performs two songs and reflects on music and career with NPR's Scott Simon.

Bob Weir Reviews His Long, Strange Trip

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Guitarist Richie Havens Live at NPR

Richie Havens is currently touring through November in support of his latest CD, Grace of the Sun. The disc features covers of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" and Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock." Hear his live performance — and his take on current summer concerts.

Guitarist Richie Havens Live at NPR

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Havens Relives 'Freedom'

Richie Havens will be forever remembered for kicking off three days of peace, love and music at Woodstock in 1969. He talks with NPR's Tony Cox about his performance of "Freedom."

The Classical Guitar Perfection of David Russell

Guitarist David Russell recently stopped by NPR to chat with NPR's Lisa Simeone and perform music by Barrios, Granados, Brazilian composer Dilermando Reis and Spain's Joaquin Malats.

The Classical Guitar Perfection of David Russell

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Till Fellner

Young Austrian pianist Till Fellner joins NPR's Fred Child in Studio 4A for a chat and a performance of a pair of Preludes and Fugues from Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2.

Till Fellner

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The Youngblood Brass Band

The Yongblood Brass Band plays an infectious blend of Dixieland, soul, rock and hip-hop. NPR's Michele Norris talks to members of the group and they perform in Studio 4A.

Youngblood Brass Band in Studio on All Things Considered – 06/14/2004

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Griffin's Longing Lyrics Match Heartbreaking Voice

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with singer-songwriter Patty Griffin in Studio 4A. She and her band also perform songs from Impossible Dream, her latest CD.

Griffin's Longing Lyrics Match Heartbreaking Voice

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A Tribute to Fats Waller

Fresh Air

Guitarist and singer Marty Grosz and cornet player Randy Reinhart join us for a special in-studio performance in honor of the 100th birthday of Thomas "Fats" Waller. He would have been 100 on May 21. Grosz and Reinhart will perform songs composed by the great pianist and vocalist. Waller wrote many hit songs, appeared in films in the 1930s and 1940s, and wrote Broadway musicals. Some of his best-loved songs include "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose" and "The Joint is Jumpin'." There's a new CD/DVD set called Fats Waller: The Centennial Collection on Bluebird Records.

A Tribute to Fats Waller

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Charlie Musselwhite's Blues 'Sanctuary'

Blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite has played with some of the biggest legends of the genre, at a crucial time in the history of the blues. Now young lions such as Ben Harper are contributing to his latest CD, Sanctuary. Hear live tracks of songs the two musicians recorded at NPR West, and hear an extended version of the interview.

Charlie Musselwhite's Blues 'Sanctuary'

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Anonymous 4, Live at NPR

After 18 years as a quartet, the vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 is retiring. Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Jacqueline Horner and Johanna Marie Rose are currently performing their last concerts and making their last recordings. And before they go their separate ways, they're spending an hour with PT to sing music from their newest CD, American Angels. In this first set of songs, "The Morning Trumpet," followed by two versions of "Amazing Grace" — a quiet version and a livelier "camp revival" version — and "Sweet Hour of Prayer."

Anonymous 4, Live at NPR

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Tafelmusik, Live at NPR

NPR's Fred Child recenlty welcomed the members of Canada's Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Choir Studio 4A for a performance and conversation.

Tafelmusik, Live at NPR

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Vienna Teng, Live at NPR

NPR's Liane Hansen chats with singer and songwriter Vienna Teng, who performs songs from her second CD, Warm Strangers. Since their first conversation in 2002 about her debut CD, Teng has toured the country, enjoying a bit of fame and recognition for her talent. She has no regrets about leaving her computer engineering job to pursue music.

Vienna Teng, Live at NPR

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