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Shovels & Rope's new album, Little Seeds, comes out Oct. 7. Leslie Ryann Mckellar/Courtesy of the aritst hide caption

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Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

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All Songs +1: John Paul White Sings The Song That Changed His Life

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"Some of these songs didn't belong on a first record, but it doesn't mean they're not good songs," says Gillian Welch. John Patrick Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Gillian Welch, 'Dry Town (Demo)'

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Liz Longley performs onstage at the 55th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Philadelphia Folk Festival 2016 on World Cafe

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Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. of Buckwheat Zydeco died Saturday morning from lung cancer. He was 68. Rick Olivier/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buckwheat Zydeco's Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr. Dies At 68

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Rachael Yamagata performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Rachael Yamagata On Mountain Stage

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Nine Artists To Watch For At AmericanaFest 2016

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"Jack [Rose] transcended the shadow of [John] Fahey, and I think that's really difficult to do," Steve Gunn says. "It was undeniable when he played — people paid attention." Sam Erickson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Album of the Year and Song of the Year award winner Jason Isbell hugs John Prine at the 2016 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Ceremony. High Five Entertainment hide caption

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"For me, it is a pure love song," Lisa Hannigan says of her song "Funeral Suit." Rich Gilligan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lisa Hannigan On The 'Pivotal Moment' Of Defining A Relationship

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