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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World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
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World Cafe's Nashville correspondent, Ann Powers, talks about the state of Music City and five new releases that she's excited about.
Since its release, fans are sharing stories of personal connection to Bridgers' latest album, one that's made many feel less alone in a time of self-isolation.
Together for 27 years with the same lineup, the long-running band is back with its 12th album, Twelfth.
Bright Eyes performs new songs Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was and talks about finding bagpipe players for "Persona Non Grata" and remembering loved ones in the minutiae of experience.
Showcasing her beautiful vocals, Johanna Warren also makes space for louder, more aggressive elements on her latest album, Chaotic Good.
The two country-leaning singer-songwriters on their time in Nashville, addressing the darkness of life while staying in the light and the difficulties of thinking forward in the South.
The Doobie Brothers frontperson released covers of two iconic songs earlier this year that have had an unexpected resonance during the global COVID-19 pandemic and the wave of protests against police brutality.
The Canadian singer-songwriter traded her music career for a completely different life running a coffee shop until a Nashville experience brought her back to making music.
It's a Cafe crossover episode: Kathleen Edwards is back with Total Freedom, performing live from her own cafe, Quitters Coffee, with World Cafe's Raina Douris on site hosting live.
English's Wake UP! was not only influenced by the sounds of the '60s but by Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle, a critical text that examines what we do for attention.
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