Brittany Salerno/WXPN

The inventive and unpredictable slide-guitar player performs some of his zydeco-influenced songs.

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Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Hear a performance from the Texas native, whose distinctive voice evokes classic jazz singers.

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Courtesy of the artist

An opera nominated for a Latin Grammy explores Mexico's current political climate. It's based on a fictional bandida who continues to inspire fear and admiration along the border.

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Kino Lorber Inc.

Ana Lily Amirpour's first feature borrows from B-movies, vampire movies, westerns, pulp traditions, and vigilante stories. The vision may not always be coherent, but it's fascinating.

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John Vettese/WXPN

The band plays a revved-up version of Cajun music, injected with punk energy and psychedelic fuzz.

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