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Italian descendants perform the Tarantella, a dance that originates from a spider bite, in Curitiba, Brazil. Orlando Kissner/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

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Deer Tick in the World Cafe Performance Studio Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Deer Tick On World Cafe

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Dori Freeman's Letters Never Read is out Oct. 20. Kristen Horton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen: Dori Freeman, 'Letters Never Read'

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn's Echo In The Valley is out Oct. 20. Jim McGuire/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Echo in the Valley

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    Echo in the Valley
    Album
    Echo in the Valley
    Artist
    Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
    Label
    Rounder Records
    Released
    2017

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Shirley Collins' 1964 album, Folk Roots, New Routes, is an uncompromising work that spearheaded innovation in the middle of the folk music revival. Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty hide caption

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Emily Saliers (right) with Lyris Hung inside the World Cafe performance studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Emily Saliers on World Cafe

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Simon Joyner's Step Into The Earthquake is out Oct. 6 Frances Joyner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simon Joyner, 'I'm Feeling It Today'

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This episode features recordings of Kentucky-born folk singer Jean Ritchie. State Library and Archives of Florida hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The American Folklife Center At 40, Part 2

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Sherman Holmes On Mountain Stage

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