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Kelly Hogan On Mountain Stage

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Kenneth Pattengale (left) and Joey Ryan, who record as The Milk Carton Kids. Their new album is called The Ash & Clay. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Milk Carton Kids: At Life's Crossroads, A Duo Looks Both Ways

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Iris DeMent performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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Iris DeMent On Mountain Stage

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Next: Duquette Johnston

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Strachwitz and Ry Cooder backstage at Arhoolie's 50th anniversary celebration. Mike Melnyk/Arhoolie Records hide caption

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Arhoolie Records: 50 Years Of Digging For Down-Home Music

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At age 71, nearly 50 years after his first album, guitarist Harry Taussig is releasing a follow-up — and making his concert debut at South by Southwest. Jacob Margolis for NPR hide caption

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At South By Southwest, A 71-Year-Old Guitarist Makes A Belated Debut

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Next: Birdie Busch And The Greatest Night

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The Last Bison On World Cafe

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Arthur Alligood On Mountain Stage

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Stompin' Tom Connors performs at the 2008 NHL Awards at Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian Folk Hero, Has Died

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The New Rope String Band On Mountain Stage

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