World Cafe

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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
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Folk singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright returned to LA, where he made his 1998 debut, to make his new record. He says the title comes from the idea of reexamining the world to make your own decisions.
In this session, Nelson reflects on First Rose of Spring, his 70th studio album released July 3.
You'll hear full band performances as well as an interview with The Jayhawks' bandleader, Gary Louris, in this session. He talks about writing for The Chicks,
Though it features members of Interpol, The Walkmen and Bonny Light Horseman, Muzz says the term "supergroup" doesn't apply.
Rasanbleman (Red Moon) is Haitian creole for "a large gathering." It refers to the group of nearly 30 musicians and artists who got together for the album's recording sessions in Jacmel, Haiti.
"For some people, the spirit of outlaw still is being an outsider," the country artist says,. From divorce, coming out and coping with addiction, being an outsider informs the music of Neon Bible.
This might be kind of an unusual summer, but Nicole Atkins' new record has come just in time for you to be able to visit the beach through your headphones!
Clark's racked up writing credits working with other artists over the years. Now she's released her third album, Your Life Is A Record.
Glaspy found success a couple of years ago with her debut full-length album, Emotions and Math. Now she's back with a new one, called Devotion.
Singers Sam Craft and Alexis Marceaux describe their very different experiences with COVID-19. Plus hear the uniquely New Orleanian story of how the band celebrated the release of its new album.
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