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Monty Alexander, pianist
  bio
website
CD pick
listen on PRX
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano
  featured in "Soul of the Voice" from PRI
website
CDs
Cyro Baptista, percussionist
  featured in "Keepers of the Groove" from PRI
bio
website
CD pick
Manuel Barrueco, guitarist
  bio
website
CD pick
listen on NPR
Keter Betts, double bassist
  featured in "Song of the Sideman" from PRI
remembrances in All About Jazz and The Washington Post
CD pick
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Cindy Blackman, drummer
  bio
website
CD pick
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Chuck Campbell, steel guitarist
  bio
website
CD pick
listen on PRX
Regina Carter, violinist
  website
CD pick
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Camille, French vocalist
  featured in "Soul of the Voice" from PRI
website
CD pick
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George Clinton, funkmaster
  website
CD pick
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Carla Cook, vocalist
  website
CDs
listen on PRX
Jerry Douglas, dobro player
  featured in "Song of the Sideman" from PRI
website
CD pick
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Tan Dun, composer
  featured in "Music across Borders" from PRI
website
evolution of "The Map" with Yo-Yo Ma
listen on NPR
Irene Farrera, joropo singer
  CD pick
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Renee Fleming, lyric soprano
  featured in "Soul of the Voice" from PRI
website
CD pick
Clarence Fountain, gospel singer
  featured in "Soul of the Voice" from PRI
website
CD pick
Hilary Hahn, violinist
  website
CD pick
listen on NPR
Kathleen Hanna, vocalist
  CD pick
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Allan Harris, vocalist
  website
CD pick
listen on PRX
Corey Harris, songwriter
  website
CD pick
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Emmylou Harris, vocalist
  website
CDs
listen on NPR
Gary Karr, double bassist
  website
CD pick
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Albert Kuvezin, Tuvan roots rocker
  featured in "Music across Borders" from PRI
website
CD pick
Lang Lang, pianist
  website
watch on YouTube
CD pick
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Jim Lauderdale, songwriter
  website
CDs
listen on PRX
Yo-Yo Ma, cellist
  featured in "Music across Borders" from PRI
website
CD pick
René Marie, vocalist
  website
CD pick
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in rehearsal on NPR
Del McCoury, bluegrass singer
  bio
website
CD pick
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Christian McBride, bassist
  featured in "Song of the Sideman" from PRI
website
CDs
listen on NPR
Tift Merritt, songwriter
  website
CDs
listen on PRX
'Captain Luke' Meyer, singer
  bio
website
CD pick
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Edgar Meyer, double bassist
  website
CD pick
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Gary Nunez, plena bandleader
  website
CDs
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Cynthia Phelps, violist
  bio
CD pick
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Trudy Pitts and 'Mr C.', organ and drums
  bio
website
CD pick
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Michael Ramos, sideman and composer
  featured in "Song of the Sideman" from PRI
website
cover story by Dave Marsh from The Austin Chronicle
CD pick
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Ernie Ranglin, guitarist
  featured in "Song of the Sideman" from PRI
bio
CD pick
Poncho Sanchez, conguero
  featured in "Keepers of the Groove" from PRI
website
CDs
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Arturo Sandoval, trumpeter
  featured in "Music across Borders" from PRI
website
CDs
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Joseph Shabalala, vocalist
  featured in "Soul of the Voice" from PRI
website
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Suphala, tabla player
  featured in "Keepers of the Groove" from PRI
website
listen on NPR
Bill Summers, percussionist
  featured in "Keepers of the Groove" from PRI
website
CD pick
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Abigail Washburn, singer and banjoist
  featured in "Music across Borders" from PRI
website
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Gillian Welch, songwriter
  website
Alec Wilkinson's profile in The New Yorker
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Cassandra Wilson, vocalist
  featured in "Soul of the Voice" from PRI
website
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