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Rodrigo Amarante finished writing and recording his latest album, Drama, at his home studio in LA during the pandemic. He says his writing table is separated from the rest of his studio, a sacred space where no machines are allowed, just pen and paper. When he's ready to commit to the words, he records them using a typewriter.
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Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is a 22-year-old blues guitarist and singer, whose debut album, Kingfish, was a chart-topping success. His second studio album, 662, is out July 23.
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"I want to give girls like me that confidence and that feeling of power and beauty," WILLOW tells NPR Music. "And that's the only reason why I do anything."
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Alice Coltrane, widow of jazz great John Coltrane, playing the piano in her California home, in front of a portrait of her late husband. Despite having practiced music since a very early age, Alice Coltrane's work only somewhat recently began to be recognized.
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Jimmy Jam, left, and Terry Lewis stand after being acknowledged by inductee Janet Jackson during the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at the Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York.
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