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Matt Berninger’s gloomy persona, which has defined The National’s albums, is brought to a new level on his solo debut “Serpentine Prison.”

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"While opening up the week’s onslaught of new CDs, one in particular helped put a huge smile on my face. The never before released 1968 concert: Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto." Read Jae Sinnett's account of how this unique concert came to be. 

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Join us Sunday night to hear from folk icon Judy Collins. We'll discuss her career of more than 50 years and preview her upcoming virtual concert. 

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This week, Pickin' on WHRV features the music of the Bluegrass Album Band, a group regarded as one of the finest Americana bands to ever record and perform together.

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In a Portsmouth church in 1932, a legendary R&B singer was born. That’s where Ruth Brown, then known as Ruth Weston, made her singing debut.

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Bahamas is the name Afie Jurvanen has been recording under since 2009 and, as his fifth album’s title,“Sad Hunk” implies, he’s struggling to live up to his own reputation

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"As a music educator and serious foodie, in teaching music to non-musicians, I often make parallels with cooking." Read how Jae Sinnett uses food analogies to help his students understand jazz better.

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Blugrass musician Del McCoury

Bluegrass may have been born in the mountains of Appalachia, but as people moved to cities in search of work it spread to a wider audience. On this week's episode, we explore musicians from one unlikely Bluegrass hotbed, Baltimore, Maryland. 

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