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The Black Keys: The Fresh Air Interview.

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys join Terry Gross for a discussion of their musical influences, their recent album Brothers and why Stephen Colbert recently accused them of "selling out."


Hank Williams: The Working Musician, The Creative Genius.

In 1951, Williams was one of the biggest stars in country music. He was also a pitchman for Mother's Best flour and farm feed, a company that sponsored a daily 15-minute radio show. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Williams' performances on the show, which were just released on a 15-disc set called The Complete Mother's Best Recordings... Plus!


John Mellencamp: A New Recording, An Old Sound.

The Indiana-born singer-songwriter's latest album, No Better Than This, was produced using vintage recording equipment at historical locations in order to capture the essence of old folk, country and blues. Mellencamp shares the stories behind some of his most famous songs -- and sings several in a studio session on Fresh Air.

This interview was originally broadcast on March 31, 2009.

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