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Béla Fleck & Edgar Meyer, Railroad Earth, Nick Drake

Jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White; New Jersey bluegrass band Railroad Earth; Newly discovered music from Nick Drake; Pete Seeger's grandson with The Mammals; Bluegrass Beatles: Phillips, Grier & Flinner. Featured Artist: Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer.

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Béla Fleck & Edgar Meyer, Railroad Earth, Nick Drake

The One I Left Behind

Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer are known for challenging expectations for their instruments: Fleck on banjo and Meyer on double bass. On this collection of duets, they play everything from Bach to Miles Davis.

Algiers Hoodoo Woman

When he's not playing traditional Dixieland jazz, Dr. Michael White teaches Afro-American music at Xavier University.


A New Jersey bluegrass jam band -- in the country spirit of the Grateful Dead -- this is Railroad Earth's third CD. Hear an early tune on All Songs Considered episode 26.

Tow the Line

This newly-discovered tune is part of a collection of rare outtakes and remixes from Nick Drake, who died nearly 30 years ago at the age of 26. See our feature on Nick Drake's album, Pink Moon from All Songs Considered episode 4.

Bad Shoes Blues

Writing songs with a social consciousness, this group includes the grandson of Pete Seeger and the daughter of fiddler Jay Ungar; their debut was featured on All Songs Considered episode 46.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Bassist Todd Phillips, guitarist David Grier and mandolinist Matt Flinner offer versions of several classic bluegrass tunes along with Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" and this song from the Beatles.