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The Cactus Blossoms performing at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia during WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - recorded live World Cafe. Gabriela Barbieri/WXPN hide caption

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The Cactus Blossoms On World Cafe

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Greensky Bluegrass On World Cafe

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Rhiannon Giddens On World Cafe

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The rapper Goldlink. His new album, Diaspora, is on our shortlist for the best new releases of the week. Joyce Ng/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out June 14

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Hayes Carll On World Cafe

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The English roots-rock and folk duo Ida Mae. Their debut full-length Chasing Lights is on our short list of the best new albums out on June 7. Dean Chalkey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On June 7

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Origins, the debut album by 14- and 11-year-old siblings Giri (left) and Uma Peters, is a set of traditional folk and blues songs that puts the duo's intention to spotlight the black musical traditions that shaped and spread the tunes. Sarah Hanson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Devil Makes Three plays on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Devil Makes Three On Mountain Stage

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Jakob Dylan performing songs featured in the Echo in the Canyon documentary. Gabriela Barbieri/WXPN hide caption

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Echo In The Canyon On World Cafe

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One LA Community Where Folk And Rock Converged

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Matt Nathanson On Mountain Stage

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Layla McCalla On World Cafe

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The Lone Bellow On Mountain Stage

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Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection is a six-CD collection of Seeger's previously unreleased music, accompanied by a 200-page book. Diana Davies/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pete Seeger's Legacy Gets Immortalized With 'Smithsonian Folkways' Collection

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Heather Woods Broderick's Invitation is out now. Whit Hassett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heather Woods Broderick Paints A Portrait Of Solitude With 'Invitation'

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Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig will release her first album as Daughter of Swords, Dawnbreaker, on June 28. Kendall Bailey Atwater/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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