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Wes Montgomery: Early Recordings By A Late Guitar Great

Some rare recordings by the jazz guitarist have come to light and can now be heard on the compilation Echoes of Indiana Avenue. Susan Stamberg speaks with NPR editor and guitar expert Tom Cole about the trove.

Melanie Fiona: A Grammy Winner Gets Personal

The soul singer discusses her new album, The MF Life, and the influence of Whitney Houston on her own development as a performer.

Julia Nunes: Homesick Anthems Spawn An Internet Star

The singer-songwriter started performing ukulele covers on YouTube as a way to keep up with friends and family while away at college. Thanks to a discovery by Ben Folds and a successful Kickstarter campaign, Nunes is gaining recognition for her original music.

fun. On World Cafe

The group first stormed the Billboard charts with its ubiquitous, infectious single "We Are Young."

Bach's 'Goldberg Variations': Infinite Worlds Out Of Eight (Borrowed) Notes

Pianist Jeremy Denk explains how Bach created infinite worlds out of eight simple notes — and how he one-upped Handel in the process.


Heartless Bastards On World Cafe

Hear Erika Wennerstrom's powerful, emotive rock band perform songs from its latest album, Arrow.