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Steve Earle and the Dukes, Electric Lady Studios. Jacob Blickenstaff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steve Earle On World Cafe

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Appalachian Road Show's new album is fittingly called Tribulation. Banjoist Barry Abernathy and fiddler Jim VanCleve spoke to NPR about playing traditional songs of hardship during a modern crisis. Micah Schweinsberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Appalachian Road Show's New Album Confronts 'Tribulations' Past And Present

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Inspired by a Maya Angelou book, Laura Marling's new album Song For Our Daughter is about a generation of younger women and "the idea of a maternal lineage," she says. Justin Tyler Close/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Laura Marling On Maya Angelou And Arming A Younger Generation Of Women

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