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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Sounds For Summer

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real's new, self-titled album was released August 25. Myriam Santos hide caption

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Lukas Nelson On Surfing And Stingrays, A Childhood On Tour And His Georgia Love Story

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Jonatha Brooke On Mountain Stage

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Robin Pecknold, of the band Fleet Foxes, felt he needed to turn his attention back to the parts of his life that music had eclipsed in order to grow as an artist. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Time Off — And Surfing — Influenced Fleet Foxes' 'Crack-Up'

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John Paul White, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Joseph, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Kathryn Tickell, accomplished player of the Northumbrian pipes, is featured in this week's show. Tony McAnaney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads Of The Border

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Pinegrove, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Margo Price and John Prine perform at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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John Prine And Friends, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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