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A musical return to that fount of styles called the blues as we take a tour of the Mississippi Delta, and also visit kinfolk in Memphis, Chicago, and Oakland. We’ll hear about blues roots and routes in conversations with singer Little Milton, Delta Deejay Early Wright — famous for his “snake alerts” — and at a Clarksdale, Mississippi, barbershop where stropping the razor to a beat is an art form.


A live performance and visit with the North Mississippi All-Stars, an up-and-coming blues-rock band from the Mississippi hill country. And music about insects, from Luna moths and Tiger Swallowtails to cockroaches and things that sting.


The Cajun music of Marc and Ann Savoy, a husband and wife team from Eunice, Louisiana. We talk with the Savoys about the significance of music — and chickens — in their lives. And remembering Tito Puente, who passed away this year.


We’ll hear the music of great singing, playing and composing duets. Our guests include the venerable Piedmont blues duo Cephas and Wiggins, and recent collaborators Henry Butler and Corey Harris.