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13 May 2016 // 11:48 AM

Sara Watkins - “Move Me” (Singles Going Steady)

"Move Me" is a melodically ambitious roots-folk stomper that injects a singer-songwriter moodiness into the straightforward vigor of '60s rock 'n' roll.

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Al Scorch: Circle Round the Signs

Chicago-based and smarter than most, Al Scorch gives us a record that feels genuine, touching and wise.

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Josh Williams: Modern Day Man

Following a tumultuous road to recovery, Williams makes for a fine return to making country and bluegrass music.

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The Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma - “Going Home” ft. Abigail Washburn

Yo-Yo Ma teams up once again with the Silk Road Ensemble and adds Abigail Washburn to the mix to create an absolutely exquisite blend of styles and cultures.

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Country Fried Rock: Town Mountain Interview

Town Mountain rides the Southern Crescent all the way to Louisiana, making an album where award-winning bluegrass players boogie.

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Frank Solivan: Family, Friends and Heroes

The thematic connections between "Pretty Woman" and "Day Tripper" are probably accidental, but they work serendipitously as both are streetwalkers

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Soul Searching, Songwriting and Straight Up Hustling With Jim Lauderdale

It was a Sunday when Jim Lauderdale bumped into an old friend. Before he knew it it was Tuesday and he was on his way to making two new albums.

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10 Mar 2016 // 3:00 PM

Elephant Revival - Petals (audio) (premiere)

Colorado's Elephant Revival spring from a state full of amazing string bands and they are among the very finest.

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Wield Banjos Masterfully at the 92Y (Photos)

The two brilliant banjoists, and recent Grammy winners showcased their vast influences with songs that traversed folk and jazz styles from America and China.

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Mountain Heart - “Addicted” (audio) (premiere)

Progressive bluegrass band Mountain Heart rove way beyond the confines of the bluegrass genre, adding a bit of soul ala the SteelDrivers and a bit of pure-bred country ala Chris Stapleton.

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Michael Daves: Orchids and Violence

Bluegrass dances with grunge to mixed results.

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Left Coast Country - “Burnin’ Old Pictures of You” (audio) (premiere)

Portland's Left Coast Country specialize in new takes on classic bluegrass and burning up the stages with their energetic live performances.

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The Infamous Stringdusters: Ladies & Gentlemen

The popular newgrass outlet give the girls their time to shine.

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Bill Frisell: When You Wish Upon a Star

Guitarist Bill Frisell continues his foray into the familiar with a set of classic television and film themes reimagined and rebuilt into something too often bordering on the somnambulant.

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Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys: The Complete Jessup Recordings Plus

In 1971 the Clinch Mountain Boys recorded three albums. Boss Ralph Stanley appeared on two and two country/bluegrass upstarts got their careers underway.

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15 Feb 2016 // 3:00 AM

The Bloom Is On: An Interview with Producer Tucker Martine

He's produced for the Decemberists, Mudhoney, and My Morning Jacket -- and also wrote the Windows Vista theme. A journey through the life of producer Tucker Martine.

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Sierra Hull: Weighted Mind

Sierra Hull comes into her own, perhaps a bit ironically, on an album that has much to do with doubt.

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Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands - ‘The Hazel and Alice Sessions’ (album stream) (premiere)

Bluegrass fiddler extraordinaire Laurie Lewis returns with a new album tribute to two seminal female figures in bluegrass, Alice Gerrard and Hazel Dickens.

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Alison Brown: The Song of the Banjo

The Song of the Banjo may be Alison Brown's most mainstream effort yet.

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Doc Watson: Live at the Bottom Line

There may be too many Doc Watson albums for one person to hear, but it is difficult to think of a more pleasurable musical experience. In the meantime, this concert from 2002 provides an excellent place to start.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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