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NPR Music stories that feature blues music.
  1. Fantastic Negrito is a man that wants to be seen and wants to be heard. Enjoy a gripping story and thrilling performance in this session.
  2. Irish singer/songwriter Hozier sits down with NPR Music's Bob Boilen to discuss the lifetime of listening that led to his new EP, Nina Cried Power, and what American blues means to him.
  3. Rush's unique style of soloing and powerful tenor voice helped shape the Chicago blues sound and deeply influenced famed guitarists like Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
  4. This duo makes inspirational music pulled from Americana roots music and the couple's personal experience of surviving and thriving in the sometimes perilous 21st Century.
  5. The new music that's come out of Nashville in recent months is an embarrassment of riches.
  6. Hear performances from Scottish instrumental trio Talisk, Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon and a two song set from the bilingual, Texas-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez.
  7. Other honorees included John Prine, Rosanne Cash, Irma Thomas and k.d. lang.
  8. Hosted by The Milk Carton Kids with performances and appearances by John Prine, Buddy Guy, Brandi Carlile and more, the ceremony kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. CT.
  9. Over 25 acts will appear on the livestream, including Richard Thompson, The War and Treaty, Alejandro Escovedo, Cordovas, Kathy Mattea, Ruston Kelly and more.
  10. Watch live performances from WXPN's three-day festival, set before the Philadelphia skyline.
  11. The rising guitar virtuoso recorded his new album, 'Carolina Confessions' at Nashville's iconic RCA Studio A. Listen to two new songs "Homesick" and "Welcome 'Round Here."
  12. In this career-spanning conversation, we trace Aretha Franklin's journey, from her earliest days singing gospel in her father's church to becoming one of the most influential artists of all time.
  13. Boz Scagg's new music traces back to an early love of the blues that he first fell in love with growing up in Texas and Oklahoma.
  14. Boz Scaggs lost his home and a trove of lyrics scribbled on legal pads and cocktail napkins in wildfires last year. Writing his new album, Out of the Blues, helped him process the loss.
  15. Watch Josh Ritter, Bermuda Triangle, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force and many more perform live on the Camden Waterfront starting Friday at 4 p.m. ET.