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"I was quite literally tasked with completing it," Leonard Cohen's son, Adam, says about his father's wish for him to finish this album. Kezban Özcan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'He'd Asked Me To Complete These Works': Adam Cohen On 'Thanks For The Dance'

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Jade Jackson performs live from the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage. Cal Hoeppner/WXPN hide caption

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Jade Jackson On World Cafe

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Della Mae performs on the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Della Mae On World Cafe

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Kris Kristofferson's publicist, Tamara Saviano, offered Kelsey Waldon an internship after listening to her cover Townes Van Zandt. Laura E. Partain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kelsey Waldon on World Cafe

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The Steel Wheels performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage/West Virginia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage

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We've met Arthur Russell the sparse synth-pop auteur, clubby post-disco producer, minimalist composer and mantric folkie. On Iowa Dream, we meet the aspiring pop star. Joel Sokolov/Courtesy of Audika Records hide caption

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Molly Tuttle performs live from the AmericanaFest Day Stage in Nashville. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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Molly Tuttle On World Cafe

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The title track of Irish singer-songwriter Gerry O'Beirne's latest album, Swimming The Horses, is featured on this week's episode. Nadia Sablin/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Releases And Debuts

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Jonatha Brooke performing live for World Cafe Emily DeHart/WXPN hide caption

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Jonatha Brooke On World Cafe

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Ranky Tanky inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Ranky Tanky/WXPN hide caption

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Ranky Tanky On World Cafe

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David Wax Museum performing live for the World Cafe Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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David Wax Museum On World Cafe

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Che Apalache performing live for World Cafe Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Che Apalache On World Cafe

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Shawn Colvin performing live for World Cafe. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Shawn Colvin on World Cafe

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