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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Dee Dee Bridgewater On Song Travels

In honor of Billie Holiday's centennial, Bridgewater performs some of Holiday's signature songs and discusses the experience of portraying Holiday onstage.

Dee Dee Bridgewater In The Studio

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Dawes, 'Things Happen' (Live)

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Watch the L.A. roots-rock group perform "Things Happen" from its new album, All Your Favorite Bands.

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Waxahatchee, 'La Loose' (Live)

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Alabama-born Katie Crutchfield constructs "La Loose" out of simple synths and swoons.

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Kate Davis On Song Travels

The vocalist, bassist and songwriter performs her own song "Movie" and a lighthearted rendition of the standard "Tea for Two" for host Michael Feinstein.

Listen: Kate Davis In The Studio

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Jessie Baylin, 'Black Blood' (Live)

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Watch the Nashville singer perform "Black Blood," which exemplifies her seductive, emotional songwriting.

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The Helio Sequence, "Red Shifting" (Live)

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Watch the band perform "Red Shifting," one of the products of a marathon songwriting session.

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Samaris, 'Sólhvörf II' (Live)

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The Icelandic trio creates a rich, textured blend of breathy vocals and glitchy beats. Watch their first U.S. radio performance, live on KEXP.

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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.