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Clockwise from left: Lizzo, Gary Clark Jr., Maggie Rogers Lizzo (Lissa Alicia/WXPN), Gary Clark Jr. (Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist), Maggie Rogers (Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist) hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr. On World Cafe

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Ben Dickey performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - Recorded live for this session. Gabriela Barbieri/WXPN hide caption

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Ben Dickey On World Cafe

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The Cactus Blossoms performing at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia during WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - recorded live World Cafe. Gabriela Barbieri/WXPN hide caption

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The Cactus Blossoms On World Cafe

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Greensky Bluegrass On World Cafe

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Rhiannon Giddens On World Cafe

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The rapper Goldlink. His new album, Diaspora, is on our shortlist for the best new releases of the week. Joyce Ng/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out June 14

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Hayes Carll On World Cafe

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The English roots-rock and folk duo Ida Mae. Their debut full-length Chasing Lights is on our short list of the best new albums out on June 7. Dean Chalkey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On June 7

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Origins, the debut album by 14- and 11-year-old siblings Giri (left) and Uma Peters, is a set of traditional folk and blues songs that puts the duo's intention to spotlight the black musical traditions that shaped and spread the tunes. Sarah Hanson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Devil Makes Three plays on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Devil Makes Three On Mountain Stage

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Echo In The Canyon On World Cafe

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