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Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

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The singer describes skiffle as "a bunch of British school boys in the mid '50s playing Lead Belly's repertoire ... on acoustic guitars." Bragg's new book is Roots, Radicals And Rockers.

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Good Music Is The Best Revenge On Waxahatchee's 'Out In The Storm'

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Katie Crutchfield, who performs under the name Waxahatchee, releases energy and emotion with pinpoint precision on her new album. Critic Ken Tucker has a review.

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John Kear and Desiree Counterman

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John Kear and Desiree Counterman are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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David Mash and Kyle Stratton

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David Mash and Kyle Stratton are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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John Rossitto and Mikayla Schaefer

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John Rossitto and Mikayla Schaefer are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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WVIA-FM Ola Gjeilo Interview

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WVIA’s Larry Vojtko talks with Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo about his new holiday release from Decca, “Winter Songs”.

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House of Hamill

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Recorded November 2017 at WVIA Public Media Studios

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Wade Preston

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Recorded October 2017 at WVIA Public Media Studios

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Elaina Cohen and Marley Palmere

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Elaina Cohen and Marley Palmere are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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Gianna Williams and David Miller

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Gianna Williams and David Miller are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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