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Nick Bollinger reviews the atmospheric Americana of Ohio duo Over The Rhine; a Paris-recorded set from Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan; and speaks to Ry Cooder about his return to San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall for a new live recording.

Artist: Over The Rhine
Songs: Meet Me At The Edge Of The World, Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down
Composer: Bergquist
Songs: Called Home, I'd Want You
Composer: Bergquist/Detweiler
Song: It Makes No Difference
Composer: Robertson
Album: Meet Me At The Edge Of The World
Label: GSD

Artist: Yasmine Hamdan
Songs: Shouei, Deny, Enta Fen Again, Ya Nass, La Mouch, Beirut
Composer: Hamdan/Collin
Album: Ya Nass
Label: Crammed Discs

Artist: Ry Cooder
Songs: Lord Tell Me Why, El Corrido De Jesse James
Composer: Cooder
Song: Do Re Mi
Composer: Guthrie
Song: Wooly Bully
Composer: Samudio
Song: Why Don't You Try Me?
Composer: Young
Album: Live At The Great American Music Hall
Label: Nonesuch