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Musician Kristina Olsen says Tibetan prayer flags flying over porches near her home in Venice, Calif., became the inspiration for a song. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Prayer Flags,' A Song About Waiting On Heavenly Help

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Spirit Family Reunion On Mountain Stage

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Music by guitarist Fields Ward appears in the new collection Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division hide caption

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Tunes To 'Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard' To

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John Fullbright On World Cafe

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Barnaby Bright On Mountain Stage

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Daniel Bachman was a teenager when he struck up a friendship with Jack Rose, the prolific guitarist who died in 2009 at 38. Eric Marth hide caption

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Fingerstylist Jack Rose Remembered As A Friend

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Anais Mitchell performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 23, 2012. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

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Anaïs Mitchell: Tiny Desk Concert

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Elizabeth LaPrelle: Carrying On The Appalachian Tradition

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The Spring Standards On Mountain Stage

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Martha Wainwright's newest album, Come Home to Mama, was inspired by the death of her mother and birth of her son, which happened about two months apart. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Martha Wainwright On New Motherhood, And A Mother Lost

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