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On 'Sky Trails,' David Crosby Recounts His Regrets And Revelations

David Crosby's new album, Sky Trails, comes out Sept. 29. Part of his songwriting process for the album involved a tip Joni Mitchell gave him: write down everything.Anna Webber /Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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On 'Sky Trails,' David Crosby Recounts His Regrets And Revelations

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The American Folklife Center At 40, Part 1

The American Folklife Center's collections include recordings of Woody Guthrie, taken at the Library of Congress.Al Aumuller/Library of Congresshide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The American Folklife Center At 40, Part 1

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Offa Rex On World Cafe

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Offa Rex On World Cafe

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Watch Live: Southern Streams: The Eclectic Roots Of Americana Music

Don't miss live performances from (counterclockwise from top left) Joan Osborne (photo: Jeff Fasano), Don Bryant (photo: Matt White) and Raul Malo (photo: John Partipilo) and Yola Carter.John Partipilo/Courtesy of the artsitshide caption

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In Tori Amos' New Album, A Return To Nature and Family

Tori Amos' next full-length album is Native Invader, due out Friday on Decca Records.Paulina Otylie Surys/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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In Tori Amos' New Album, A Return To Nature and Family

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Billy Bragg And Joe Henry On Mountain Stage

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Billy Bragg And Joe Henry On Mountain Stage

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

This week's show is a tribute to Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (right), seen here with Kevin Burke, whom he recorded with.Courtesy of Compass Recordshide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Sounds For Summer

Indie trad band Calan, whose music is featured in this week's show.Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Sounds For Summer

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