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TCC Playlist: Family Bible by Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson

“Rock of ages, rock of ages cleft for me.”

I love this Willie Nelson song, “Family Bible,” because I’m a fan of alt-country and Americana. But like any good country song, it also makes me a little sad because it describes an America already long past. Listen to “Family Bible” and more:

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TCC Playlist: Mary by Patty Griffin

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Mary

Patty Griffin is a singer-songwriter and self-described lapsed Catholic. She says of faith, “You need to take in the mystery, and religion is an effort to make that a regular things in people’s lives.” She’s written hits, but find herself drawn to gospel and Americana. Listen to her song “Mary” & more after the jump:

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TCC Radio: Lucinda Williams on Ritual | Death, Sex, and Money

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Lucinda Williams

“We’ll understand it all by and by.”

The Americana singer-songwriter, Lucinda Williams, talks about her career, getting older, and attending a Catholic funeral and rethinking the need for faith and ritual. That portion of the interview begins at the 24 minute mark. Listen, and hear her sing “Compassion” and “Farther Along” after the jump: