Fresh Air Interviews Terry Gross interviews luminary artists about their lives and musical work

"I got kicked out of school a few weeks in, because I was caught reading a country-music song roundup book inside my history book," Marty Stuart says. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Marty Stuart: Keeper Of Country Music's Cowboy Couture

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André Benjamin plays Jimi Hendrix in the new film Jimi: All Is By My Side. Patrick Redmond/Courtesy of Open Road Films hide caption

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From Sideman To Star: A New Film Captures Jimi Hendrix's Pivotal Year

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John Darnielle's first novel was about a teenage boy in a psychiatric institution who is obsessed with heavy metal. Lalitree Darnielle/Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption

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As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain

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Between 2006 and 2010, Jason Hamacher made many trips to Syria to photograph and record ancient chants. Jason Hamacher/Lost Origins Productions hide caption

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Before War, A Punk Drummer Preserved Syrian Chants

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Dom Flemons with his 1920s banjo. Michael Weintrob/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots

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Charlie Haden plays upright bass with Keith Jarrett's band in New York City, 1975. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption

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'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered

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"Music and books, I think, were the two things I trusted the most as a child," Mary Gauthier says. Jack Spencer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mary Gauthier De-Romanticizes Romantic Love

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Dave (left) and Phil Alvin. Beth Herzhaft /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In Big Bill Broonzy's Blues, Brothers Find A Way To Sing Together

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Sam Baker's new album is titled Say Grace. C. Lawrence/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sam Baker: Finding Grace In The Wake Of Destruction

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Sheldon Harnick (right) with the late Jerry Bock, his long-time musical collaborator. Together they worked on musicals like Fiddler on the Roof and Fiorello! Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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At 90, 'Fiddler' Lyricist Tells His Story

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Frozen is the tale of sisters Anna and Elsa, whose relationship is captured in music by songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology

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When hitting a high note, mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick says, "You have to have support. You have to have resonance. People have to understand what you're saying." David Sauer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Opera Powerhouse Dolora Zajick, 'Singing Is Connected To The Body'

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Members of The Beatles play in the snow outside Washington, D.C.'s Coliseum where they were scheduled to perform before a sell-out audience in 1964. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Arrival

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Pete Seeger Remembers Guthrie, Hopping Trains And Sharing Songs

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'What Everyone Needs To Know' About Today's Cyberthreats

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