Trombone Shorty's new album, Parking Lot Symphony, comes out April 28. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

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Killer Mike (left) and George Clinton met up in The SWAG Shop, the barbershop Killer Mike owns in Atlanta. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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George Clinton And Killer Mike: Talking (Barber) Shop

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears in the World Cafe performance studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears On World Cafe

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Eric Krasno On World Cafe

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano On World Cafe

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Orgone's new single, I Sold My Heart To The Junkman, comes out April 21. Ryan Chin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Orgone, 'I Sold My Heart To The Junkman'

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The Second-Generation Soul Of Zeshan Bagewadi

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Keyboard player and singer Mike Hicks tours with Keb' Mo', but when he's home in Nashville, he's a key figure in the city's R&B and soul scene. Padrion Scott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Just Off Music Row, Nashville's R&B Scene Thrives

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Kyshona moved to Nashville after establishing herself in the singer-songwriter circles of Athens, Ga. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe Nashville: Kyshona

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Why SXSW Matters: The Best Of What We Saw, 2017

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Tameca Jones got her start singing at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas. Dan Winters/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At SXSW, A Moment With The 'Queen Of Austin Soul'

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"My life and my career is a real anomaly," Nile Rodgers says. "I mean, I'm a 64-year-old black man with a front-line record deal. It's insane." Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Nile Rodgers At SXSW: 'No One Else Can Tell The Story'

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