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Iris DeMent's 'Sing The Delta' Full Of Paradoxes

Singer-songwriter Iris Dement draws on her upbringing in Arkansas for inspiration for her new album, Sing the Delta. It's her first release in 16 years.

Rush Fans, It's Time To Rock: Band's Been Nominated To The Hall Of Fame

Two-Way readers were emphatic last year: the Canadian band should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Well, the trio's now been nominated and the hall says fans will have a say about which artists get inducted.
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'The Diplomats' Pursue Rock-And-Roll Outreach

We'll meet members of "The Diplomats," a rock and blues band formed last year by a staffer at the Hungarian Embassy.


Carpenter's 'Ashes And Roses' Shaped By Grief

Over the last few years, singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter's life has been drastically transformed. In 2007, she suffered a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Her marriage ended soon after, and then her father died. She channeled her grief from those experiences into Ashes and Roses.

David Wax Museum On World Cafe

The band captures a mix of Americana and Latin influences on its new album, Knock Knock Get Up.

A Ska And Jazz Innovator Bridges Continents And Decades

On his latest album, Avila, guitarist Ernest Ranglin enlists three younger musicians to make African- and Caribbean-inflected music that's built to last.