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Fats Waller, Cowboy Junkies, The Pixies

African blues meet New York in Otis Taylor; new music from the Cowboy Junkies; Providence folk duo Atwater-Donnelly; pure roots rock from Dave Edmunds; eclectic geek rockers They Might Be Giants; a new, best-of collection from The Pixies. Featured Artist: Fats Waller.

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Fats Waller, Cowboy Junkies, The Pixies

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

Fats Waller was one of the great stride piano players with an exuberant and comical charm. Now, 100 years after his birth, Waller's work is showcased on a new collection from Bluebird.

505 Train

One Soul Now

The Cowboy Junkies sound has scarcely changed in nearly twenty years of making music, but it remains inimitable.

The Blackest Crow

The husband and wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly met at a coffeehouse in 1987, were married two years later and today make great traditional folk music together.

I Hear You Knockin'

Dave Edmunds, firmly rooted in roots rock, here performs all the instruments and does all the vocals on a tune included on a new best-of compilation.

Am I Awake?

They Might be Giants are John Flansburgh and John Linnell, two artists making quirky rock with a sense of humor.

Here Comes Your Man

The Pixies were one of the most influential alt rock bands of the late '80s with a crunching blend of punk, indie guitar rock and classic pop.