Song of the Week
At 82, Bobby Bare has seen so many other legends come and go, leaving nothing but their songs and legacies behind.
Here, Eleanor Whitmore's talking about life on the stage, but it's a universal experience she shares.
Set to a delicate pluck of guitar and Vikesh Kapoor's voice floating like a gentle mist over the water, this song is a moment to appreciate the ephemeral nature of things.
Few modern songwriters are better at capturing the deep and lasting lesions from a torn romance than John Moreland -- his versions of sonic heartbreak don't just hurt, they bleed.
Willie Nelson doesn't value life because death is now tangible. He values life because he doesn't live like it is. Thankfully for us, he plays music like it, too.
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (ft. Rhiannon Giddens), 'St. James Infirmary Blues'
Langhorne Slim and Jill Andrews, 'Sea of Love'
John Prine with Holly Williams, 'I'm Tellin' You'
Jade Jackson, 'Motorcycle'
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, 'A Wonderful Seed'