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World Cafe
3:02 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Brendan Benson On World Cafe

Brendan Benson.
Jo McCaughey

Brendan Benson has spent the past decade and a half curating a distinct and exciting sound, but his ascent hasn't been a smooth one. His debut album, 1996's One Mississippi, is considered a power-pop classic, but it sold poorly at the time of its release.

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Mountain Stage
2:49 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Kathleen Edwards On Mountain Stage

Kathleen Edwards performs on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 3:04 pm

Now one of the most respected singer-songwriters in the business, Kathleen Edwards released her second album, Back to Me, just months before this Mountain Stage performance in West Virginia in June 2005.

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A Blog Supreme
2:46 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Art Imitates Life, And Vice Versa: Christian Scott And 'Treme'

Christian Scott (left, playing himself) and Rob Brown (playing Delmond Lambreaux) perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the program Treme.
Paul Schiraldi HBO

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:14 pm

Fans of the trumpeter and bandleader Christian Scott may know that he's done a little acting, appearing briefly in feature films like Rachel Getting Married and Leatherheads. Fans of the HBO program Treme know that he not only appears on camera: His life story partially inspired the character Delmond Lambreaux, a jazz trumpeter who has left New Orleans to pursue a career in New York. In fact, in episode one of season two, the character Delmond and the real Scott appeared on screen together, "performing" in New York City.

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All Songs Considered Blog
12:33 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Vote For The Albums Everyone Can Love, For July 25

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Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 10:05 am

If last week's poll is any indication, most of you don't care much for Madonna, Dave Matthews, or Whitney Houston, at least not for the records of theirs we suggested.

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Thistle and Shamrock
10:03 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: Notes In The Wilderness

An Irish landscape

From traditional odes to the wilderness and contemporary songs of concern, our music this week sings of wild and unspoiled landscapes and challenges us to preserve them.

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