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NPR Music stories that feature blues music.
  1. These songs take on some of the ugliest stories in our history and reflect the commitment of Black musicians to telling the truth of how Black people have been wronged, and survived, and fought back.
  2. While Nashville's standard studio music-making processes remain at a standstill, here's another roundup of compelling new and recent music from Tré Burt, Paul Burch, Marshall Chapman and more.
  3. From Steely Dan's "FM" to Donna Summer's "On The Radio," from R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe" to LL Cool J's "I Can't Live Without My Radio," stream our playlist to celebrate Public Radio Music Day.
  4. Celebrate Public Radio Music Day with a four-hour live stream of past studio and concert performances, featuring Hozier, Phoebe Bridgers, Kacey Musgraves, Neko Case and more.
  5. The Nashville music community remains holed up at home, but spring still brings new music from artists like Jessi Alexander, Sarah Siskind and Kandace Springs.
  6. The fact that Nashville's famously bustling live music scene has temporarily gone silent makes this an opportune time to enjoy a round-up of Nashville voices.
  7. The musician was a prominent member of the 1980s "Paisley Underground" scene in his native LA before gaining commercial success with Mazzy Star in the early '90s.
  8. The young blues-guitar wonder shares an emotionally raw new song ahead of Valentine's Day.
  9. Olney had a gift for character — creating them in his lyrics, inhabiting them in his performances — and that literarily bent musical talent made him a fixture in Nashville for decades.
  10. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the 23-year-old guitarist about the tragic event that inspired him to start writing songs and what it was like to collaborate with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.
  11. Some of World Cafe's favorite songs of the year include music by Strand of Oaks, The Head and the Heart, Clairo, Sharon Van Etten and more.
  12. Chicago's original recipe band, The Claudettes, made its first appearance on Mountain Stage at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.
  13. Ickes left his band of 20 years to focus on playing with Hensley, and their chemistry is undeniable.
  14. Hear a live performance of hard rocking favorites from the 20th Annual Americana Music Festival in Nashville.
  15. The Charleston, SC band draws on the musical traditions of slave descendants from the region.