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"My War Blues" finds guitarist Cian Nugent drawing on Black Flag as a new source for American standards. Cait Fahey hide caption

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'My War Blues' by Cian Nugent

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Martha Scanlan performs with Jon Neufeld in a meadow at the ranch where she works. Dawson Dunning/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Life 'Up On The Divide' Lures A Songwriter Out West

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Punch Brothers' members perform in WFUV's Studio A in New York. Tim Teeling/WFUV hide caption

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Punch Brothers: Sophisticated Strings

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Cowboy Junkies: Tiny Desk Concert

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Ben Howard is a no-nonsense, no-frills singer-songwriter. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ben Howard On World Cafe

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Each week, Talk of the Nation plays The Byrds' song "I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician" during the Political Junkie segment. McGuinn recorded a version just for the show. You can hear it in the last three minutes of this story. John Chiasson hide caption

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The Byrds' Roger McGuinn Works To Preserve Folk Music

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Wistful but resolved, hushed and measured, Ghosts I've Met's "Dark Blue Sound" speaks volumes in its small details. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Dark Blue Sound' by Ghosts I've Met

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Fanfarlo's new second album is titled Rooms Filled With Light. Deidre O'Callaghan hide caption

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Fanfarlo On World Cafe

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In "Nothing Is the News," Damien Jurado leads a band whose music searches and sprawls. Sarah Jurado hide caption

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Maraqopa

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Adam Cohen says he's proud to be the son of singer Leonard Cohen. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Adam Cohen: On Intimacy, Antagonism And Influence

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Emily Wells' new album, Mama, comes out April 10. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Emily Wells On 'World Cafe: Next'

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