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.


On today's Culture Corner, World Cafe correspondent John Morrison dives into the 1971 album, exploring its songs and the unique way it combines genres.
Dave Grohl joins World Cafe to talk about his new memoir. He'll share snapshots of his life in rock: how he got there, what it's been like and how he's kept having such a good time.
In this session, Robert Plant and Allison Krauss discuss their new album, Raise The Roof, and what they love about working together.
While 1997 was a breakout year for boy bands, the pop landscape was marked by a handful of influential hip-hop, R&B and dance music releases.
In this session we get into Shatner's new record, he shares stories from his colorful life, including a recent trip to space.
Much like Jade Bird in real life, the songs are accessible, thoughtful and nuanced. She has a gift as a singer-songwriter to write in a universal way.
It turned out to be one of the best years for music of the entire decade, with releases that remain indelible and influential.
Like magic, these live performances have the same amount of precision and craftsmanship as the album versions do. Hear The War On Drugs perform, live in, studio for the World Cafe.
The songwriter, who has worked behind the scenes in the Nashville music community, has released her sophomore solo album, Pins and Needles.
The South Carolina band recorded a session featuring tracks from its record Time in the Sun from Sputnik Sound in Nashville.
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