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Moreland and Arbuckle Combine For Heartland Roots Rock

August 19, 2013 - This week our World Cafe: Next artist is from Wichita, Kansas. Moreland and Arbuckle play a blues-drenched mix of roots rock.
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Caroline Rose: Singer Songwriter from Vermont With Southern Tendencies
September 2, 2013 - Singer-songwriter Caroline Rose grew up in Vermont with her performing parents. So it is not too far a stretch to imagine she would become a performer herself.
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Toronto Bluegrass Quartet New Country Rehab Emphasize The Songwriting

August 12, 2013 - Out of the Toronto music community comes New Country Rehab who just released their second album Ghost Of Your Charms.
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Proud Hippies: Seattle’s Rose Windows Release Debut Album Sun Dogs

August 5, 2-013 - Songwriter Chris Cheveyo formed Rose Windows in 2010 and the seven piece band has just released their debut Sun Dogs on their hometown label Sub Pop.
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Are You Surprised That Coke Weed Is an Alt-Psychedelic Band?

July 29, 2013 - This week’s World Cafe: Next band Coke Weed are from picturesque Bar Harbor well up the Maine Coast.
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Veteran Canadian Songwriter Danny Michel In Winning Collaboration With Garifuna Collective

July 15, 2013 - Danny Michel is an under-the-radar Canadian songwriter with an already lengthy career. So why are we talking about him? Last year he travelled to Belize to record with The Garifuna Collective.
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Miami’s Retro Electronica Hip-Hop Funk Tropical Elastic Bond Release "REAL"

July 1, 2013 - Elastic Bond are a new group from Miami who resist all stereotypes for a Latin band. Yes, there is a breezy tropical element to their sound.
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Portland’s Houndstooth Displays Southern Tendencies on Debut Ride Out The Dark

Houndstooth are a five-piece indie rock band residing in Portland, Oregon.
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Brother And Sister Duo The Oh Hellos Started Out Writing A Song For Mom

June 3, 2013 - Tyler and Maggie Heath, brother and sister from San Marcos, Texas, self released their independent album Through The Deep, Dark Valley in October of last year.
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Song-A–Day Project Leads to Ace Reporter’s Debut Yearling

May 27, 2013 - Musician Chris Snyder suffered a breakup. All right, it was a band breakup, but still. He consoled himself with the challenge of the threesixfive project as he called it; write a song a day for a year.
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Singer Songwriter Laura Stevenson Continues To Confront Life’s Terrifying Questions

May 13, 2013 - Sometimes dark (yet often humorous!) Long Island raised Laura Stevenson describes herself as an “unfunny Woody Allen.”
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Brits Treetop Flyers Channel LA In The 60's

May 6, 2013 - London’s Treetop Flyers effortlessly capture the CSN&Y sound of California Folk-rock in the 60’s on their debut The Mountain Moves. They all met on the periphery of the London folk scene that gave the world Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling.
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LA Sisters Bring Energy Of 70’s Punk To Bleached

April 22, 2013 - You could hear it in their first singles in 2011 - sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin and their band Bleached are onto something.
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Raw Gospel and Roots at The Heart of Nashville’s Luella and The Sun

April 8, 2013 - For our Sense of Place: Nashville week we went with the consensus pick of Luella and The Sun out of the many more than qualified Nashville bands we heard.
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There’s something so warm and so likeable about Birdie Busch, West Philly’s whimsical, verse-weaving siren—that hearing her sing is like being greeted with a wave of energy.

March 11, 2013 - Birdie's lyrics are quirky, candid, and refreshing, and she infuses each song with a real sentimentality that makes you think she’d make a great listener and a great best friend. So when she croons—voice breaking like the sun’s rays through the trees—to “settle in for the greatest night in history,” as she does on new tune “Sitgreaves Pass”—one can’t help but wonder exactly what she’s referring to.
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