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Sierra Ferrell performs live at the 2021 XPoNential Music Festival Megan Matuzak/WXPN hide caption

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Seirra Ferrell on World Cafe

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Ruthie Foster performs during a live taping of the NPR program 'Mountain Stage' at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for NPR) Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Ruthie Foster on Mountain Stage

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Hiss Golden Messenger performs live for World Cafe John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Hiss Golden Messenger on World Cafe

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The Felice Brothers on World Cafe

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Music is woven through Josh Ritter's new book, 'The Great Glorious God**** of It All'

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You may know Josh Ritter primarily as a songwriter and musician, but did you know he's also a novelist? He put out his first book a decade ago, and now he's returned with a new one.

Josh Ritter on World Cafe

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The Thistle & Shamrock: In Flight

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Neil Young on World Cafe

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Charley Crockett on World Cafe

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Windfall, flat-picking with Chris Newman and more

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Jade Bird performs live for a WXPN Free At Noon Concert Paige Walter/WXPN hide caption

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Jade Bird on World Cafe

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