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Diamond Rugs: Carefully Constructed Drinking Songs

Diamond Rugs is a new group formed by members of other bands, including John McCauley and Robbie Crowell of Deer Tick, Steve Berlin from Los Lobos and Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate. Rock critic Ken Tucker says their new collaboration is positively timeless.
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Lana Del Rey On World Cafe

The polarizing singer discusses her Saturday Night Live visit and performs songs from Born to Die.
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Brandi Carlile: Bending Notes Until They Break

Known for her soaring melodies and rich, rugged voice, the singer-songwriter performs songs from her new album, Bear Creek, in NPR's Studio 4A.
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Melody Gardot Aims For The Space Between Notes

Gardot captures the sensibility that guides, shapes and defines so much Brazilian music.
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Chely Wright: From Nashville Star To Outcast Activist

As a child, country music singer Chely Wright prayed to God to take away her homosexuality. She moved to Nashville to pursue a music career, and became a star. A new documentary, Wish Me Away, follows her struggle to accept her sexuality and the fallout after she publicly announced she is gay.

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