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Friday, February 17, 2017 In a special Nashville Session, country veteran Alison Krauss discusses Windy City , her first solo release in seventeen years.

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WRUR Song of the Day

  On the heels of the announcement of the national winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, Different Radio – WRUR-FM 88.5 Rochester and WITH-FM 90.5 Ithaca – is proud to announce its top eight regional picks.

Rochester R&B artist Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People were named Different Radio’s Favorite. Other regional finalists were Driftwood, The Blind Spots and Richie & Rosie, followed by Susanna Rose, Meg Williams, Swamp Trotter, and Band of Lovers.

At this point, the history of New Order is mythic.

Show us why you should perform in NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series!

True to its spirit of music discovery, NPR Music is kicking off 2016 with an invite to unsigned artists of all genres: Show us why you should perform in NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The winner will secure a spot at the iconic performance space and a U.S. tour with NPR Music. 

Holiday music is typically a love-it-or-hate-it sort of thing. I'm a fan — my favorite is Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas — and I even I'll admit that musicians don't have many options for putting a new spin on holiday classics.

Then along came Gaby Moreno and her band.

What movie would be crazy enough to go up against Star Wars?

Bob Dylan's 1965 classic "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" is a dense masterpiece, packed with literary references and serpentine tales about a weary, uncertain life on the road. It makes a fitting score for a newly produced video, which includes rare footage from Dylan's European tour of that year.

KEXP Presents: Ought

Nov 25, 2015

Ought formed just three years ago amid a burgeoning DIY scene in Montreal's Mile End district. While drawing heavily from sonic inspirations like Talking Heads, Sonic Youth and The Fall, the group fashioned a sound of its own over the course of two albums and two EPs.

Recently, Ought stopped by KEXP to reveal songs from its refreshing new album, Sun Coming Down — which, despite its sometimes anxious post-punk gloom, feels like a sun coming up on a new day.

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  • "Beautiful Blue Sky"

Groundbreaking trumpeter and singer Cynthia Robinson, a co-founder of the pivotal funk band Sly & The Family Stone, died Monday night at age 69. Her death was confirmed by her bandmate and friend Jerry Martini, another co-founder of the Family Stone.

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