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BRONCHO On World Cafe

The aggressive Oklahoma-based band straddles the line between pop and punk. Their debut album Can't Get Past The Lips has 10 songs but clocks in at just 20 minutes.
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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Another month means another genre-spanning mix of new music chosen by public radio's top DJs. Download new songs by Neko Case, Jason Marsalis, Valerie June, Porter Ray and many more.
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Eleanor Friedberger's 'Personal Record' Examines The Little Things

The bulk of Friedberger's work thus far has been recorded with her brother, Matthew, under the name The Fiery Furnaces. For this new solo album, her second, she's written with a new collaborator in singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding.
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Patty Griffin On World Cafe

The veteran singer-songwriter sits down with World Cafe's David Dye to perform songs from her latest album, American Kid. Along the way, she also shares stories about her father, whose passing inspired many of the new songs.
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George Benson Follows The Path Of His 'Unforgettable' Idol

Benson and the late Nat King Cole have a lot in common: Both started as acclaimed jazz instrumentalists, but became pop stars when they started singing. Cole was a huge influence on Benson, and the guitarist — who turned 70 this spring — pays tribute on his latest album.
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Portugal. The Man On World Cafe

The Alaskan psych-rock band discusses working with Danger Mouse on its new album, Evil Friends.
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club On World Cafe

Hear the band perform a stripped-down session, recorded at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
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Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since they first met in 1974. While they always wanted to make an album together, they never did until recently. Old Yellow Moon includes songs by Crowell, Patti Scialfa, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson among others.
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Bobby McFerrin On World Cafe

Hear McFerrin experiment with the percussive range of his voice in a few songs from spirityouall.
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Booker T: My Music Should Be The Soundtrack To Your Life

If you were to paint a picture of today's contemporary music styles, it might be colored by synthesizers and samples. But musician Booker T. is still making modern music with his trusted Hammond B3 organ. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Booker T about his new album Sound The Alarm.

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