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James Blake Covers 'The Sound of Silence' With Justin Vernon

NPR | Oct. 09, 2015

On BBC Radio 1, Blake performed a chilling version of the Simon & Garfunkel classic.

All Songs +1: The Hazards And Humor Of Making Explicit Music

NPR | Oct. 09, 2015

The music of Peaches and U.S. Girls can leave you blushing or make your heart pound.

Music From The Shadows: Ancient Armenian Hymns And Piano Jazz

NPR | Oct. 09, 2015

Pianist Tigran Hamasyan merges ancient sacred music with improvisation, and a little mystery.

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Rosanne Cash And John Leventhal On Song Travels

NPR | Oct. 9, 2015 7:03 a.m.

"I love working with him," Cash says of Levanthal, her husband. "It's the ultimate romance to me."


'This Is Our Guy': Musicians Rally For Harry Nilsson, An Icon Who Dodged Fame

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 2:58 p.m.

A group of LA artists is bent on getting the late Harry Nilsson into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 12:24 p.m.

The twin sisters bring a long playlist to Alt.Latino, turning this week's episode into a singalong.


All Songs At 15: The Lost Beatles Tapes

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 10:03 a.m.

This week's #TBT revisits a 2003 conversation about the famous "lost" Beatles tapes.


The Thistle & Shamrock: Harlaw

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 9:44 a.m.

Fiddler Bonnie Rideout leads an effort to record songs of the legendary Scottish battle.


Chris Stapleton On Mountain Stage

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 9:24 a.m.

Stapleton, one of Nashville's most in-demand songwriters, sings powerfully of whiskey and heartache.


Songs We Love: Mano Le Tough, 'Trails'

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 9:11 a.m.

Nial Mannon crafts a heartfelt and abstract electronic-pop winner that works beyond the dance floor.

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No Expiration Date

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 7:42 a.m.

Indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids wishes you knew just how dark their band name is.


Songs We Love: Corb Lund, 'Sadr City'

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 5:03 a.m.

The versatile singer-songwriter opens up about his craft, including this ballad of a combat veteran.


Lianne La Havas: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | Oct. 7, 2015 2:34 p.m.

The singer is soulful yet playful, raw and vulnerable in a commanding kind of way.