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.

Studio Sessions

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Madeleine Peyroux On Song Travels

The vocalist covers an obscure Buddy Holly song and discusses busking on the streets of Paris.

Madeleine Peyroux In The Studio

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Purity Ring, 'Bodyache' (Live)

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Towing an apparatus that's both percussion instrument and light show, the duo performs "Bodyache" live in the studio.

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet On Song Travels

The pianist covers Spanish composer Federico Mompou and American popular songwriter Alec Wilder.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet In The Studio

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José Gonzalez, 'Let It Carry You' (Live)

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Watch the Swedish-Argentine singer perform "Let It Carry You," a stunningly beautiful song from Vestiges And Claws, live in the studio.

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People Under The Stairs, 'Tuxedo Rap' (Live)

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The L.A. hip-hop duo reaches a high point in its Pickathon set with "Tuxedo Rap."

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Other Lives, 'English Summer' (Live)

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The trio packs the studio with horns, strings and percussion to achieve its big, layered sound.

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ODESZA, 'Say My Name' (Live)

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The Seattle electronic producers, with Young Summer, showcase a bit of their stunning live show.

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Brandi Carlile, 'Mainstream Kid' (Live)

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The roots-rock singer gives an incendiary live performance of a defiant song from her new album, The Firewatcher's Daughter.

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, 'Hot Hands' (Live)

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The innovative bluegrass band performs an original tune, "Hot Hands," from a new album its members recorded in their Michigan dining room.

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Jitterbug Vipers On Song Travels

The 1930s-style "viper jazz" band swings with rock 'n' roll fury in a live studio session.

Jitterbug Vipers In The Studio

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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, 'Baby Bye Bye' (Live)

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With "Baby Bye Bye," performed live in the studio, the sibling trio puts a fresh face on a classic rockabilly sound.

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Sylvan Esso, 'H.S.K.T.' (Live)

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Amelia Meath's silky voice and Nick Sanborn's electropop beats hit a sweet spot in the KCRW studio.

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Chastity Belt, 'Time to Go Home'

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Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.