Watch Shovels & Rope, The Lumineers And Bobby Rush Play 'Americana Alphabet' : World Cafe Dawes, Lydia Loveless and more also joined NPR's Ann Powers and Jewly Hight for intimate rounds of storytelling and music at Nashville's Union Station Hotel during AmericanaFest 2016.
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Watch Shovels & Rope, The Lumineers And Bobby Rush Play 'Americana Alphabet'

During AmericanaFest last month, NPR Music's Ann Powers and contributor Jewly Hight got together with musicians at Nashville's historic Union Station Hotel for a series of intimate "Americana Alphabet" performances. Throughout the week, they hosted Dawes and Lydia Loveless, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, The Lumineers, Lori McKenna, Shovels & Rope and Bobby Rush, all of whom set up in the ornate hotel in various stripped-down configurations.

Each of these performances celebrates Americana music by challenging artists to engage with some of the genre's most treasured keywords. Watch the sessions below.

Bobby Rush

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Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

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Shovels & Rope

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