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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Download new music from hip-hop producer (and Kendrick Lamar collaborator) Terrace Martin, Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir project, the upstart Americana band Houndmouth, pop singer Carolyn Malachi and much more.

Trumpeters And Troubadours: New And Old Music From Italy

World music DJ Betto Arcos just got back from an Italian vacation. He joins NPR's Jacki Lyden with some of his favorite musical finds.

Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

Thile was a prodigy with Nickel Creek at age 8, a founding member and lead vocalist of the Punch Brothers, has won multiple Grammys and is a MacArthur fellow. Now he's taking on the music of Bach for a new album, Sonatas and Partitas.

A Veteran Rock Photographer Takes A Turn At The Mic

Host Rachel Martin speaks with Mark Seliger, former chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine, who has just put out his second album with his band Rusty Truck.

Reports: Singer Eydie Gorme Dies At 84

Gorme, known for her range both as a solo act and teamed with husband Steve Lawrence, died Saturday in Las Vegas, according to published reports. She was 84.

Preserving Old-Time Music In Augusta

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of a project at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia, that may seem like a no-brainer today. But when it began in 1972, the idea of creating workshops to preserve traditional culture in an institutional setting was not as widely accepted as it is in our era of global culture. The Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins is dedicated to preserving the traditional arts and crafts ... and music ... of the Appalachian Mountains. Stephanie Coleman reports on Augusta's internationally recognized music camps.

The American Symphonic Legacy: Not Just For White Guys

Up until recently, the likely composers of the great American symphony looked remarkably similar: all white, overwhelmingly male. But recent developments have opened up the doors to composers who were once lost to history.

'Something Being Born': On Making A Classic Album With A Boombox

More than 10 years ago, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools. A good recording, he says, isn't just a matter of fidelity — as with good food, it's all about what you like.

Jack Clement Worked With Some Of Country Music's Best

We remember recording producer Cowboy Jack Clements, who died Thursday in Nashville at the age of 82. In the 1950s, he helped record Elvis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison when he worked at Sun Records in Memphis. He also discovered Jerry Lee Lewis and began a life-long friendship with Johnny Cash. Clement later provided the signature sound to one of Cash's biggest hits, "Ring of Fire."