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World Cafe's 2015 Americana Fest Preview

Lewis & Leigh.
Lewis & Leigh.

As the annual Americana Music Festival gets under way in Nashville, NPR Music is webcasting tonight's awards ceremony, with Jim Lauderdale hosting and an all-star band led by Buddy Miller.

World Cafe recently invited NPR Music critic Ann Powers, who recently moved to Nashville, to let us know some of her picks for the newer acts showcasing around town. She'll play music from the duo Lewis & Leigh, from Barna Howard, and from New England band Darlingside. Plus, a song from the rock group she describes as better than its name might indicate: Hugh Bob & The Hustle.

If you like what you hear, you can download songs by all four bands below.

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