1. Bill Callahan's performance, at a historic synagogue in Washington, D.C., unfolded on a cool autumn night. The intimate setting offered the perfect space to showcase Callahan's beautiful, if deadpan, baritone voice, plus a stunning version of Percy Mayfield's 1950 song “Please Send Me Someone to Love.”

    Hear the live Bill Callahan set from Sixth & I Synagogue.

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