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The Infamous Stringdusters On Mountain Stage

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Trampled By Turtles On Mountain Stage

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Punch Brothers On Mountain Stage

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The Mad Musical Scientist Of Burbank, Calif.

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West Texas songwriter and storyteller Amanda Shires' new album is titled Carrying Lightning. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Amanda Shires On World Cafe

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Bob Dylan is one of the artists featured in Tom Piazza's collection of essays, "Devil Sent the Rain." Piazza says Dylan's way of pushing boundaries "is a very American thing." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Dealing With Hard Times The American Way: In Song

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Joe Pug On Mountain Stage

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Crooked Still On Mountain Stage

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The Harrow and the Harvest, Gillian Welch's new album with David Rawlings, is the duo's first since 2003's Soul Journey. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gillian Welch And David Rawlings Beat Back Writer's Block

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Amanda Shires: Tiny Desk Concert

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