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Josh Ostrander shares how putting his hand through a pane of glass influenced his latest album, New Medicine.
The esteemed Memphis, Tenn., songwriter discusses his 50-plus years in music and performs live.
The accomplished songwriters are tireless activists for causes ranging from gun control to indigenous rights to the removal of confederate monuments from town squares.
LaVette just released Blackbirds, an album of reinterpretations of songs popularized by some of her favorite jazz singers.
World Cafe's Nashville correspondent, Ann Powers, talks about the state of Music City and five new releases that she's excited about.
Since its release, fans are sharing stories of personal connection to Bridgers' latest album, one that's made many feel less alone in a time of self-isolation.
Together for 27 years with the same lineup, the long-running band is back with its 12th album, Twelfth.
Bright Eyes performs new songs Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was and talks about finding bagpipe players for "Persona Non Grata" and remembering loved ones in the minutiae of experience.
Showcasing her beautiful vocals, Johanna Warren also makes space for louder, more aggressive elements on her latest album, Chaotic Good.
The two country-leaning singer-songwriters on their time in Nashville, addressing the darkness of life while staying in the light and the difficulties of thinking forward in the South.
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