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World Cafe Nashville: Willie Watson

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Lost Bayou Ramblers On World Cafe

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Real Hallowe'en

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World Cafe Nashville: David Rawlings

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Kyle Vanes On World Cafe

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The Thistle And Shamrock: New Fall Sounds

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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 On World Cafe

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