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Jade Bird backstage during 2018 Stagecoach Country Music Festival on April 27, 2018 in Indio, Calif. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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All Bets Are On Jade Bird

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This Tiny Desk Contestant Braved The Elements Of Alaska To Pay Tribute To His Grandmother

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The Weather Station On Mountain Stage

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World Cafe Nashville: Joshua Hedley

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Shakey Graves On World Cafe

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At 70, Smithsonian Folkways Is An Antidote To Music Algorithms

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'I Used To Be A Dreamer': To Change The World, Souad Massi Starts With Herself

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The Thistle & Shamrock: From Vinyl To MP3

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How Rhiannon Giddens Reconstructs Black Pain With The Banjo

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