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Folk singer, songwriter and guitarist José González released his fourth studio album, Local Valley, on Sept. 17. Peter Toggeth / Mikel Cee Karlsson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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José González Returns With 'Local Valley'

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Foy Vance performs live for Mountain Stage in Charleston, W.Va. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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Foy Vance On Mountain Stage

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Folk artist Pete Seeger is featured in this week's episode. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Voices

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Jackson Browne on World Cafe

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Hiss Golden Messenger on World Cafe

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Patty Griffin performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Patty Griffin On Mountain Stage

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Carry The Torch

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Brittney Spencer on World Cafe Nashville

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Steve Tannen and Deb Talan of The Weepies, seen performing on Mountain Stage in 2010. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Weepies On Mountain Stage

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Husband-wife duo Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey are featured in this week's episode. Old Bridge Music hide caption

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From Vinyl To MP3: 50 Classic Celtic Songs That Shaped The Thistle & Shamrock, Part 2

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