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Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller recently performed on World Cafe. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buddy Miller And Patty Griffin On World Cafe

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Hazel Dickens onstage at 2008's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns hide caption

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Remembering Hazel Dickens: A Feminist Bluegrass Voice

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In "Hard Times," singer-songwriter Rebecca Pronsky addresses the curse of a generation attempting to get by. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Josh Ritter: Tiny Desk Concert

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The David Wax Museum On World Cafe

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"Threadbare" encapsulates Hoots and Hellmouth's laid-back bluegrass vibe, but with enough grit to make it cathartic. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Threadbare' by Hoots and Hellmouth

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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 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 On World Cafe

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