Madeleine Peyroux, Leroy Carr, Vashti Bunyan

Early folk music pioneer Elizabeth Cotten; "Urban" blues forefather Leroy Carr; A psychotic reaction from Michael Powers; Traditional Chinese zheng artist Hong Ting; Music of the Thai Elephant Orchestra; Returning 1970s folk artist Vashti Bunyan; A final farewell from Guided by Voices. Featured Artist: Madeleine Peyroux.

Download this show in the All Songs Considered podcast.

Sign up for the All Songs Considered newsletter and we'll tell you when new music features are available on the site.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

More Photos:

Careless Love

Careless Love

Whiskey Is My Habit, Women Is All I Crave

Whiskey Is My Habit, Women Is All I Crave

Onyx Root

Onyx Root

Chinese Traditional Zheng Music

Chinese Traditional Zheng Music

Elephonic Rhapsodies

Elephonic Rhapsodies

Just Another Diamond Day

Just Another Diamond Day

Half Smiles of the Decomposed

Half Smiles of the Decomposed

Copyright NPR. View this article on npr.org.