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The guitar legend channels Woody Guthrie on his brilliant new album.

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Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell and poet Mary Karr collaborate on a moving exploration of different kinds of kinship.

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Willie Nelson: Heroes

At 79, Willie Nelson can still sing the hell out of the right song, but the songwriter is likely to be somebody else.

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Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas

Septuagenarian folk legend Leonard Cohen revisits his Old Ideas on his first new studio album in seven years.

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John Wesley Harding: The Sound of His Own Voice

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez's self-proclaimed bastard son looks back in whimsy.

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Ryan Adams: 21 October 2011 - Seattle

Ryan Adams' sold out show at Seattle's Benaroya Hall proved the world's most sensitive singer-songwriter has almost unlimited talent and a sense of humor too.

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Laura Marling is just 21, but her new album confirms her timeless talent.

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Ryan Adams: Ashes & Fire

Ryan Adams mines a dark musical vein and strikes gold with the most confident and consistent album of his career.

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Merle Haggard: Working in Tennessee

Merle Haggard's new album sounds good, but doesn't add anything to his legacy.

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Hank Williams: The Legend Begins

The latest release from the estate of Hank Williams offers old amateur recordings and a nostalgic foray into radio entertainment circa 1949, but the music itself can't top his back catalogue.

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Time Life

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Time Life / Bear Valley (UK)

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Tom Russell: Mesabi

Tom Russell's Mesabi offers powerful meditations on heroes and legends.

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John Doe: Keeper

On John Doe's new album, everything sounds good, but nothing stands out.

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Thea Gilmore: John Wesley Harding

The British singer-songwriter adds new colors in her album-length cover of Dylan's 1967 classic.

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Emmy the Great: Virtue

With her second album, Virtue, Emmy the Great expands her vision to create a dream world of profound sadness and unforgettable art.

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