Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

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Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

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Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?

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Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?

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Offa Rex's Olivia Chaney On The 'Dreamlike Nostalgia' Of English Folk

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Offa Rex's Olivia Chaney On The 'Dreamlike Nostalgia' Of English Folk

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After Rapping His Dissertation, A.D. Carson Is UVa's New Hip-Hop Professor

Clemson University doctoral candidate A.D. Carson takes questions during his dissertation defense Feb. 24, 2017.Ken Scar/Courtesy of A.D. Carsonhide caption

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After Rapping His Dissertation, A.D. Carson Is UVa's New Hip-Hop Professor

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Hear Fleet Foxes Play Songs From 'Crack-Up' Live

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Fleet Foxes On World Cafe

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Through My Sister's Eyes: Allison And Katie Crutchfield On Each Other's Music

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Through My Sister's Eyes: Allison And Katie Crutchfield On Each Other's Music

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'A Pocketful Of Blues': Charles Lloyd On 'Passin' Thru'

Charles Lloyd's new album, Passin' Thru, celebrates the 10th anniversary of his New Quartet.Dorothy Darr/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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'A Pocketful Of Blues': Charles Lloyd On 'Passin' Thru'

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Meet Sun Seeker, Nashville's Wunderkind Psych-Rockers

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World Cafe Nashville: Sun Seeker

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k.d. lang Reflects On 25 Years Of 'Ingénue'

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k.d. lang Reflects On 25 Years Of 'Ingénue'

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Give It Up For The Band: Paul Shaffer On World Cafe

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Paul Shaffer On World Cafe

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Hear Angelica Garcia's Songs From A Haunted House

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Angelica Garcia On World Cafe

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Austin's Sweet Spirit Brings The Party To World Cafe

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Sweet Spirit On World Cafe

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311's Nick Hexum: After 3 Decades, It's All About The Fans

311 (from left: Chad Sexton, Nick Hexum, SA Martinez, Tim Mahoney and P-Nut) released its 12th studio album, Mosaic, earlier this year.Brian Bowen Smith/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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311's Nick Hexum: After 3 Decades, It's All About The Fans

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From Drumline To Devotion, ÌFÉ's Otura Mun Strives For 'Something Higher'

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From Drumline To Devotion, ÌFÉ's Otura Mun Strives For 'Something Higher'

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Hear Allison Crutchfield Play 'Dean's Room' And More

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Allison Crutchfield On World Cafe

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Hear Hippo Campus Play Songs From 'Landmark' Live

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Hippo Campus On World Cafe

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Something Old, Something New: Public Service Broadcasting On History And Storytelling

Public Service Broadcasting drew on historical film footage to tell a story of a Welsh mining boom on the new album Every Valley.Dan Kendall/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Something Old, Something New: Public Service Broadcasting On History And Storytelling

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Encore: Why 1971 Was The Greatest Year For Rock Music Ever

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