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David Hyde Pierce On Song Travels

The TV and Broadway star performs his favorite standards and talks Beethoven, rap and Spamalot.

David Hyde Pierce In The Studio

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Blind Pilot, 'White Apple' (Live)

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In preparation for Pickathon 2015 this weekend, watch the Portland, Ore., band perform "White Apple" on the Woods Stage at last year's festival.

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Calexico, 'Falling from the Sky' (Live)

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An Oregon vineyard is a beautiful setting for songs originally recorded in Mexico City. Watch Calexico play "Falling from the Sky" from the new album Edge of the Sun.

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Built To Spill, 'So' (Live)

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Despite the title of their new album, Untethered Moon, these veteran rockers have never seemed more grounded. Watch them play "So" in the KEXP studio.

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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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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.

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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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