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The Rhode Island quartet The Low Anthem recently played a session for WFUV in New York City. Ryan Mastro/Courtesy of Shore Fire Media hide caption

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The Low Anthem: Folk Music 3.0

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Susan Werner recently performed on World Cafe. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Susan Werner On World Cafe

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In "Our Hearts Are Wrong," Jessica Lea Mayfield finds a way to mix emotional depth and haunting cool. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Bathgate is this week's "World Cafe: Next" artist. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Bathgate On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Barbara Dane performs at the Newport Folk Festival in the mid-1960s. Courtesy of the Dane family hide caption

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Barbara Dane: A Versatile Voice With A Political Purpose

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In "Knockin'," the eras-spanning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops teams up with the Luminescent Orchestrii for a percussive, assertive gem. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Knockin'

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James Vincent McMorrow recently performed on World Cafe. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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James Vincent McMorrow On World Cafe

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Justin Townes Earle recently performed songs from his latest record Harlem River Blues on World Cafe. Joshua Black Wilkins hide caption

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Joshua Black Wilkins

Listen Now

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The unlikely Americana duo of Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez recently performed a studio session at KUT. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listen Now: Solas In Concert

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John Cohen's Passionate Pursuit, From Kentucky To Peru

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Debbie Friedman performs at Limmud Conference at the University of Warwick on December 26, 2010. Limmud/flickr hide caption

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Debbie Friedman, Who Rewrote Jewish Prayers For A New Generation, Has Died

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David Wax Museum: Tiny Desk Concert

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Sara and Sean Watkins perform a live set on Folk Alley. Joe Gunderman hide caption

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Sara And Sean Watkins: Folk In The Family

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