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World Cafe
3:17 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Damien Jurado On World Cafe

Damien Jurado.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 1:54 pm

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has come a long way since he first started self-releasing lo-fi folk recordings on cassette. Jurado has been making music since the early '90s, and he recently released his 10th studio album, Maraqopa — his second produced by best friend and Secretly Canadian labelmate Richard Swift.

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All Songs Considered Blog
2:15 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Song Premiere: Two Gallants, 'My Love Won't Wait'

Eric Ryan Anderson

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 11:52 am

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The Record
1:39 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

At The Pitchfork Festival, Best New Music In Real Life

Claire Boucher, a.k.a. Grimes, on stage on Saturday during the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
Roger Kisby Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 2:03 pm

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Mountain Stage
1:20 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

Kathy Mattea performs on Mountain Stage.
Stephan Hoglund Mountain Stage

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Music Reviews
11:49 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Ravi Coltrane: A Noble Sound, Witness To Its Heritage

Ravi Coltrane's new album is called Spirit Fiction.
Deborah Feingold Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 18, 2012 9:54 am

The jazz musician Ravi Coltrane, 47, didn't make his burden any lighter by choosing to play tenor and soprano saxophones — the same instruments his father, John Coltrane, indelibly stamped with his influence.

Ravi knew early he needed his own voice. On tenor, he has his own ways of bending and inflecting a note, applying flexible vibrato. Even when his noble sound bears witness to his heritage, Ravi Coltrane can draw on his father's language and make it his own.

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