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Blind Pilot On Mountain Stage

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Haley Heynderickx's I Need To Start A Garden comes out March 2 via Mama Bird Recording Co. Alessandra Leimer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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I Need To Start A Garden

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    I Need To Start A Garden
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    I Need To Start A Garden
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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Maura O'Connell. Gwendolen Cates/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Clear Sounds

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Darlingside's Extralife comes out Feb. 23 via Thirty Tigers. Cameron Gee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Extralife

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Brandi Carlile's By The Way, I Forgive You follows 2015's The Firewatcher's Daughter, nominated for best Americana album at the 2016 Grammys. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brandi Carlile On Practicing Forgiveness, Even When It's Hard

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Piers Faccini On Mountain Stage

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The Low Anthem's The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea comes out Feb. 23 on Joyful Noise. James Joiner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea

This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Alan Stivell. FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Long View

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Tift Merritt On Mountain Stage

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This week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features music by Robert Burns. Alexander Nasmyth hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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