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
  • Media

Lia Ices

Lia Ices Jersey Walz
Lia Ices Continues To Explore Her Influences

You notice Lia Ices’ voice immediately. Depending on what part of her young career you may hear, you can have different impressions. Perhaps she reminds you of Tori Amos or Cat Power at one point. More recently I hear Jamaican and other world music influences on her new album Ices. Originally from Connecticut, she discovered her love for songwriting at Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. Her second album from 2011, Grown Unknown, featured a guest appearance from Justin Vernon and was featured on the TV show Girls. Michaela Majoun will find out more in our session today including the origin of her stage name Ices from a Bob Dylan song.

Session Setlist
Tell Me

Recent Release: Ices
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Label: Jagjaguwar