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How Rhiannon Giddens Reconstructs Black Pain With The Banjo

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A decade ago, Laura Gibson kicked off the Tiny Desk concert series. Will Marsh/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk Concerts At 10: How One Miserable Show Led To A Magical Concert Series

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'He Wants To Be Remembered': Tiny Desk Contestant Finds His Voice While Fighting ALS

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Lord Huron's Vide Noir comes out April 20 via Whispering Pines/Republic Records. Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'

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In The Rainbow Rain

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50 Years After Johnny Cash, Los Tigres Del Norte Perform At Folsom Prison

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Battlefield Band. John Slavin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Road Of Tears

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Writing

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Brett Dennen on World Cafe

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Liz Carroll. Marianne Mangan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Spring Is In The Airs

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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The Decemberists On World Cafe

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Hayley Kiyoko's debut album Expectations is out now on Atlantic. Amanda Charchian/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: March 30

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