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Laura Gibson On World Cafe

On Gibson's new album, La Grande, her hushed voice is as quiet as ever, but her songs are louder.

Heartless Bastards: Rousing Songs, Born On The Road

The band's fourth album is the product of a cross-country sojourn by singer Erika Wennerstrom.

Carnaval In Uruguay: Choir Competitions In The Streets

For 40 days the singers parody everything in Uruguayan life, then go back to their regular jobs.

Jenny Scheinman: The Right Amount Of 'Mayhem'

The versatile violinist is as well-known for backing the likes of Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams as she is for her many solo projects. On her new album, Scheinman leads a band of creative risk-takers that includes guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco.

Open Wide And Say Yee-Haw! Dentist Goes West In Song

A Montana songwriter recounts the tale of his dentist's journey to becoming a cowboy.

Finding Hope, With The Cranberries' Help

The Irish pop group's music gave a gay teenager the courage to come out to his religious family.