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'American Pie' Doesn't Belong To Saratoga Springs

The Tin & Lint Bar in Saratoga Springs, New York has long claimed Don McLean wrote his hit song, "American Pie," there. But McLean says that's not true, that he wrote it in Cold Spring, New York and Philadelphia. He joins NPR's Neal Conan to talk about the song and its legend.

CT Scans Re-Create 307-Year-Old Violin

It all started with a gunshot — and a love for an original Stradivari Betts violin.

Dum Dum Girls On World Cafe

The garage-grunge quartet performs material from its infectious recent album, Only in Dreams.

Buck Owens: Finding His Voice In 'Bakersfield'

Owens may be best known as the smiling country singer who co-hosted Hee Haw, but he also sang original tunes. A new collection, Buck Owens: Bound for Bakersfield, goes back to the days before Owens made it big.

Meg Baird On World Cafe

The singer's tender vocals and visual narratives establish her as a strong figure in folk music.

A Carnegie Hall Debut, Inspired By Trout

Pianist Joseph Kalichstein says Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Schubert-based work should make people dance.