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Ruby Amanfu performs on this week's episode of Mountain Stage. Josh Saul/ Mountain Stage hide caption

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Ruby Amanfu On Mountain Stage

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"When I first started writing songs, I used my music as a vehicle for words, because that's what my childhood songwriting heroes seemed to do." James Toth wrote the music first for Clipper Ship. Leah Toth/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brad Mehldau (left) and Chris Thile (right) have released a new self-titled duo album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau On World Cafe

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Noah Gundersen performs on this week's Mountain Stage. Josh Saul/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Noah Gunderson On Mountain Stage

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Jonathan Edwards performs on this week's Mountain Stage. Josh Saul /Mountain Stage hide caption

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Jonathan Edwards On Mountain Stage

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Jake Xerxes Fussell's new album, What in the Natural World, comes out March 31. Brad Bunyea/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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02 Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?

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    Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?
    Album
    What In The Natural World
    Artist
    Jake Xerxes Fussell
    Label
    Paradise of Bachelors
    Released
    2017

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Levellers On World Cafe

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Shirley Collins' latest album is called Lodestar. Eva Vermandel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Shirley Collins On World Cafe

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Kinky Friedman On Mountain Stage

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