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The Kings of Convenience performed on Mountain Stage in 2000. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Kings Of Convenience On Mountain Stage

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Hayes Carll performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Hayes Carll On Mountain Stage

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The Harrow and the Harvest is the first new album from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings since 2003. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: The Fresh Air Interview

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Left to right: Chris Thile, Aoife O'Donovan, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan of The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Jeremy Cowart hide caption

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The Goat Rodeo Sessions On World Cafe

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Pearl and the Beard's most recent album is titled Killing The Darlings. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pearl And The Beard On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Cam Penner Spins Road Stories On 'Gypsy Summer'

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Left to right: Melanie Rice, her son Ezra Penland and grandmother Sheila Kay Adams. Laurin Penland hide caption

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Spirituals have always been about longing, failure and redemption, and Drew Grow's "It All Comes Right" makes the balance work. Aya Sato hide caption

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Drew Grow and the Pastors Wives

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Glen Hansard sits in with a group of traditional Irish musicians at the Dublin pub O'Donoghues. WXPN/John Bartol hide caption

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Of Bards and Balladeers

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Portland quartet Horse Feathers perform on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Horse Feathers On Mountain Stage

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A local street band busks in Galway. WXPN/John Bartol hide caption

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Busking For Fame, And A Few Bucks

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