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Big Red Machine is a collaboration between Aaron Dessner of The National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Their second album is called “How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?”  It champions the communal nature of music by featuring vocal contributions from Anais Mitchell, Sharon Van Etten, Fleet Foxes, Taylor Swift and more.

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This week on Pickin' hear music from Ronnie Bowman. He first emerged as a member of the acclaimed Lost and Found Band. He later teamed with The Lonesome River Band.

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Almost every artist has at some point in their career attempted a cover. Often, some will say their version is better than the original. Enjoy a night of cover tunes this week on Acoustic Highway

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Rock and roll fans were saddened to hear of the death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts yesterday at the age of 80. WHRV will remember the music legend during a one-hour special that airs today at noon. 

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James McMurtry is pushing 60 and his famous father, author Larry McMurtry died earlier this year. On his new album The Horses and the Hounds he channels his preoccupation with aging.

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Clarissa Ward has been reporting from Afghanistan as the Taliban takes control. In this interview, she talks about journalism in difficult environments.

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This week we pay a special tribute to a dear friend, singer-songwriter Martin Swinger. Hear from some of his former bandmates and a former manager. 

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WHRV announcer and popular jazz musician Jae Sinnett has been hosting his show Cooking with Jae for nearly two years. What led him to the kitchen? He shares how his love of cooking began.

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