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Shovels & Rope performs live for Mountain Stage in Charleston, W.Va. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Shovels & Rope On Mountain Stage

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Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster's latest album is called Constant Stranger. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe Next: Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster

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Gillian Welch, pictured here with partner Dave Rawlings, will release a new album, Boots No. 1 The Official Revival Bootleg, on Nov. 25. Henry Diltz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Foy Vance performs live for Mountain Stage in Charleston, W.Va.'s Clay Center. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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Foy Vance On Mountain Stage

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Julie Byrne's new album, Not Even Happiness, comes out Jan. 27, 2017. Jonathan Bouknight/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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04Not Even Happiness

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    Not Even Happiness
    Album
    Not Even Happiness
    Artist
    Julie Byrne
    Label
    Ba Da Bing
    Released
    2017

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Dan Tyminski and Ronnie Bowman performing live for Mountain Stage in Elkins, W.Va. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Dan Tyminski And Ronnie Bowman On Mountain Stage

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The Stray Birds' latest album, Magic Fire, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Stray Birds On World Cafe

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"Now I think I can completely inhabit the songs because of what I've been through," Collins says. Eva Vermandel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Shirley Collins Got Her Voice Back

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British folk singer Shirley Collins has returned to singing after what she calls her "wilderness years." Eva Vermandel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 38 Years Of Silence, A Legend Of Folk Music Sings

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Hart Valley Drifters included a very young Jerry Garcia (left) and future Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter (right). The new album, Folk Time, comes out Nov. 11. Jerald Melrose/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Leif Vollebekk's new album, Twin Solitude, comes out Feb. 24, 2017. Kyla Gilbert/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Elegy

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    Elegy
    Album
    Twin Solitude
    Artist
    Leif Vollebekk
    Label
    Secret City Records
    Released
    2017

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