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  • Karl Hartwich chats with his mentor, Syl Liebl, between performances at the Hilltop Lounge's annual polka fest, outside Fountain City, Wisconsin. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Irma Thomas performs at the Lion’s Den, a club she owns near the French Quarter in New Orleans. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • The Bottle Rockets rehearse at the High Point in Festus, Missouri: (left to right) Mark Ortmann, drums; Brian Henneman, guitar; Tom Parr, guitar (back to camera); Tom Ray, bass. (Photo by John Junkerman)
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  • Sylvester "Sunshine" Lee leads his group of young drummers in East St. Louis. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Little Milton hits a lick onstage at the Flowin' Fountain in Greenville, Mississippi. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • DL Menard plays for a Cajun dance and crawfish boil in his backyard in Erath, Louisiana. Leo Abshire joins in on fiddle. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Members of the Mississippi Mass Choir sing out their praises in Jackson, Mississippi: (left to right) Shirley Labranch, Marion Griffin, and Rhonda K.Smith. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Trombone Shorty’s young brass band performs for tips in Jackson Square, New Orleans. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • James Cotton on harmonica at a “midnight ramble” during the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Geno Delafose plays a zydeco dance at Slim's Y-Ki-Ki in Opelousas, Louisiana. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Ann Peebles waiting for her cue in a Memphis recording studio. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Independent folk-rock musician Ani DiFranco recording narration for The Mississippi: River of Song. (Photo by Jackson Hill)
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  • Folk-rock musician Ani DiFranco is the narrator of The Mississippi: River of Song. (Photo by Jackson Hill)
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  • Lori Barbero keeps the beat for the punk band Babes in Toyland. She performs at First Avenue, the Minneapolis club where she once worked as a waitress. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Henry Butler demonstrates the New Orleans sound for The Mississippi: River of Song crew. Left to right: John Paulson (sound), Foster Wiley (camera), Elijah Wald (writer), Brett Wiley (camera). (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • John Junkerman, producer/director of The Mississippi: River of Song, by the banks of the Charles River in Waltham, Massachusetts, where the series was produced. (Photo by Samantha Head)
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  • Elijah Wald, writer of The Mississippi: River of Song, by the banks of the Charles River in Waltham, Massachusetts, where the series was produced. (Photo by Samantha Head)
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  • Elijah Wald and John Junkerman, writer and producer/director of The Mississippi: River of Song, by the banks of the Charles River in Waltham, Massachusetts, where the series was produced. (Photo by Samantha Head)
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  • The Mississippi: River of Song crew filming an interview in a cabin in northern Minnesota. Left to right: Jana Odette (coordinating producer), Brett Wiley (camera), John Junkerman (producer/director), and Foster Wiley (camera). (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • The Mississippi: River of Song production crew filming on the riverfront in New Orleans. Left to right: Foster Wiley (camera), Brett Wiley (camera), and John Junkerman (producer/director). (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland performing at First Avenue, a club in the Twin Cities. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • John Koerner relaxes during a jam session in Dave Hull's living room in the Twin Cities. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Manny Lopez warms up on Bix Beiderbecke's cornet in Davenport, IA. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Greg Brown plays in his living room in Iowa City. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Rufus Thomas on stage at the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival. (© Photo by The Center for Southern Folklore)
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  • Ann Peebles at a recording session in Memphis. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Jack Johnson gets ready to play at a juke joint in Bobo, MS. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Robert Lockwood, Jr. gets away from the crowd at King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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  • Leo Abshire plays the fiddle in D.L. Menard's backyard in Erath, LA. (Photo by Theo Pelletier)
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