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Songs We Love: Folk

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Cut Worms' Alien Sunset comes out Oct. 20. Caroline Gohlke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cut Worms, 'Widow's Window'

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Simon Joyner's Step Into The Earthquake is out Oct. 6 Frances Joyner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simon Joyner, 'I'm Feeling It Today'

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins' Everybody Knows comes out Sept. 22. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, 'Everybody Knows'

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Jolie Holland (left) and Samantha Parton of The Be Good Tanyas reunite for the new album, Wildflower Blues, due out Sep. 8. Marilyn Cvitanic hide caption

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Jolie Holland, Samantha Parton Of The Be Good Tanyas Reunite For New Album

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Re-wiring Easily

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Pete Mancini's new album, Foothill Freeway, comes out May 4. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pete Mancini, 'Sweethearts of The Rodeo'

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The Secret Sisters' new album, You Don't Own Me Anymore, comes out June 9. Abraham Rowe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Secret Sisters, 'Tennessee River Runs Low'

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White Flag

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Joan Shelley's self-titled album comes out May 5. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joan Shelley, 'Wild Indifference'

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Joshua James' new album, My Spirit Sister, comes out April 7. Jake Buntjer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joshua James, 'Pretty Feather'

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Jake Xerxes Fussell's new album, What in the Natural World, comes out March 31. Brad Bunyea/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Jake Xerxes Fussell, 'Have You Ever Seen Peaches...'

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Dori Freeman performs live for Folkadelphia at the WXPN performance studio in Philadelphia. Breanna Keohane/WXPN hide caption

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Songs We Love: Dori Freeman, 'Go On Lovin" (Live At Folkadelphia)

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A new Guy Clark retrospective collection, The Best Of The Dualtone Years, comes out March 3, 2017. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Guy Clark, 'Just To Watch Maria Dance'

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Hurray for the Riff Raff's new album, The Navigator, comes out March 10, 2017. Sarah Danziger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Hurray For The Riff Raff, 'Rican Beach'

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