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Hayes Carll performs live at WXPN's Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia. Jeremy Zimmerman/WXPN hide caption

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Hayes Carll On World Cafe

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Ralph Stanley at the Stagecoach Country Music Festivalin 2012. Karl Walter/Getty Images hide caption

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Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

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Tomi Lunsford at EastSide Manor Studios in Nashville, Tenn. Todd Burkett for WXPN hide caption

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Nashville Sessions: Tomi Lunsford

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01That's How I Got to Memphis

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    That's How I Got to Memphis
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    Introducing Karl Blau
    Artist
    Karl Blau
    Label
    Bella Union
    Released
    2016

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"When these songs started bubbling to the surface, I tried to ignore them — but they were on loop," says John Paul White. "Little by little they wore me down." Allister Ann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Martyr

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Judy Collins And Ari Hest On Mountain Stage

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01Shining In The Distance

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    Shining In The Distance
    Album
    Magic Fire
    Artist
    The Stray Birds
    Label
    Yep Roc
    Released
    2016

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