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Big Star, Indian Folk Songs, Josh Ritter

Powerful new folk rock from Dave Dondero; Pete Seeger's grandson with The Mammals; Indian folk songs: Shujaat Husain Khan; Contemporary blues from Kelly Joe Phelps; and Alt country singer/songwriter Josh Ritter. Featured Artist: Big Star.

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Big Star, Indian Folk Songs, Josh Ritter

In the Street

Big Star is largely credited with creating the power-pop sound, made famous by bands like R.E.M.

Ashes on the Highway

David Dondero's latest album tells the story of a street musician passing from town to town, his battles with drug addiction, love, loss and hopelessness.

Way Down the Old Plank Road

This is the debut release from a folk supergroup of sorts that includes Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, grandson of Pete Seeger, and Ruth Ungar, daughter of fiddler Jay Ungar and guitarist Lyn Hardy.

Hawa Hawa

Shujaat Husain Khan is a master of "Imdadkhani gharana," a kind of Indian sitar playing. His latest CD consists entirely of traditional Indian folk music he heard as a child.

Cardboard Box of Batteries

rom Portland, Oregon, Kelly Joe Phelps is an acoustic/slide guitarist who got his start in free jazz before finding his calling in contemporary blues.


We first featured Josh Ritter as a great unknown artist when he released his debut, The Golden Age of Radio in May 2002.