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An heir to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, this African Tuareg guitarist can really shred. In a session from KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, Bombino showcases his hypnotic and powerful playing.
KCRW Presents: Bombino
Glen David Andrews (left) and Donald Harrison stopped by the KPLU Seattle studios for an interview and performance.
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Born in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood, and with experience on the TV show of the same name, these two musicians are products of the community's rich jazz tradition. Hear them discuss their experiences in a session with Seattle's Jazz24.
When The Saints Go Marching In
West Texas songwriter and storyteller Amanda Shires' new album is titled Carrying Lightning.Courtesy of the artisthide caption
Sometimes, out of great turmoil comes great beauty — and, in the case of Sykes and her band The Sweet Hereafter, they've translated their woes into a commanding new record. Hear the group play live in a session with KEXP.
Hushed By Devotion
The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
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