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"You guys know that road," Pieta Brown told a crowd in Des Moines earlier this month, describing how a row of Missouri warehouses selling fireworks inspired her song "I Don't Mind." Clay Masters hide caption

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For Pieta Brown, Music Is A Father-Daughter Dance

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Over The Rhine On World Cafe

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Judith Owen & Harry Shearer On World Cafe

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World Cafe Next: Kingsley Flood

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The Music Midnight Makes: In Conversation With Joni Mitchell

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Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn On Mountain Stage

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After Decades Of Success, Joni Mitchell Is Still Just 'A Painter Who Writes Songs'

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