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Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová On World Cafe

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He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe

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The 2013 Americana Music Association Honors And Awards Show

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Shovels and Rope plays a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013. Chloe Coleman/NPR hide caption

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Shovels & Rope: Tiny Desk Concert

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Bob Dylan in 1970, the year he released his 10th studio album, Self Portrait. John Cohen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bob Dylan's 'Self Portrait,' Now In Vivid Color

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Houndmouth On World Cafe

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Typhoon, the Portland, Ore. band led by Kyle Morton, features a dozen musicians playing precise and complicated arrangements. Jaclyn Campanaro/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Typhoon: Songs For A Lost Childhood

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Over the Rhine is the married duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. The pair's new double album, Meet Me at the Edge of the World, is its 15th studio release. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listen To Frank Turner On World Cafe

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American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger (left) adopted and helped popularize "We Shall Overcome" by teaching the song at rallies and protests. Here he sings with activists in Greenwood, Miss., in 1963. Adger Cowans/Getty Images hide caption

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The Inspiring Force Of 'We Shall Overcome'

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Sam Baker's Say Grace is his fourth album since he started making them in 2004, at age 50. Chrislyn Lawrence/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sam Baker's 'Say Grace' Is At Once Beautiful And Broken

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Sarah Jarosz performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Meagan Beauchemin/NPR hide caption

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Sarah Jarosz, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Listen To Steve Martin And Edie Brickell On World Cafe

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Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion On World Cafe

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Amanda Shires On Mountain Stage

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