World Cafe

WXPN Radio

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

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

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.
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size

Rufus Wainwright

The talented Rufus Wainwright's newest album, Out of the Game, departs slightly in style from his earlier body of work. Although there are some classic heart-felt ballads to be sure, the track Montauk being a case in point, the record as a whole feels danceable and more radio friendly.

Out of the Game, released on Decca/Polydor records, is Wainwright’s seventh studio effort. The album features many notables such as members from Wilco, Mike Snow, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as well as Wainwright’s own sister Martha Wainwright.

Wainwright’s summer schedule is packed with a European and North American tour to promote the new album with dates scheduled through mid-December. On this episode of World Cafe, host Michaela Majoun reminisces with Wainwright about their previous meeting on World Cafe 14 years ago when Wainwright was just starting out. Wainwright plays live and talks about the emotional events that inspired his latest album’s themes of mourning and celebration.


Set List:
OUT OF THE GAME                                            

Recent Release: Out of the Game   
Release Date: Apr 2012
Label: Decca/Polydor Records
Band Origin: Canada