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Madi Diaz on World Cafe

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Irene Young

The Thistle & Shamrock: At the Gathering with John McCutcheon

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Amy Ray on World Cafe

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Brandi Carlile (by Neil Krug), Keb' Mo' (by Jeremy Cowart), Wet Leg (by Hollie Fernando) Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Brandi Carlile on World Cafe

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Daniel Bachman asked friends and family to chronicle the sound of pouring rain and strong winds to craft the personal palette for Almanac Behind. Aldona Dye/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At the Appalachian School of Luthiery in Hindman, Ky., days after July's catastrophic floods, luthier Kris Patrick searches through the mud-caked remains of instruments and materials. Arden S. Barnes/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Matt Nathanson on World Cafe

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Fall Compilation

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Bonnie Raitt on World Cafe

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The Lumineers on World Cafe

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Beth Orton on World Cafe

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