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Dori Freeman's Letters Never Read is out Oct. 20. Kristen Horton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen: Dori Freeman, 'Letters Never Read'

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Shirley Collins' 1964 album, Folk Roots, New Routes, is an uncompromising work that spearheaded innovation in the middle of the folk music revival. Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty hide caption

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Emily Saliers (right) with Lyris Hung inside the World Cafe performance studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Emily Saliers on World Cafe

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Simon Joyner's Step Into The Earthquake is out Oct. 6 Frances Joyner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simon Joyner, 'I'm Feeling It Today'

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This episode features recordings of Kentucky-born folk singer Jean Ritchie. State Library and Archives of Florida hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The American Folklife Center At 40, Part 2

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Sherman Holmes On Mountain Stage

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David Crosby's new album, Sky Trails, comes out Sept. 29. Part of his songwriting process for the album involved a tip Joni Mitchell gave him: write down everything. Anna Webber /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Sky Trails,' David Crosby Recounts His Regrets And Revelations

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The American Folklife Center's collections include recordings of Woody Guthrie, taken at the Library of Congress. Al Aumuller/Library of Congress hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The American Folklife Center At 40, Part 1

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Offa Rex On World Cafe

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