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.


The first release, Good Morning, America, features appearances from Lucinda Williams, Katie Pruitt, Mary Lattimore and Amanda Shires.
The memoir spans his time with Bruce Springsteen, his diverse and underrated solo career, and of course his work on The Sopranos as Sylvio Dante.
Hear Sierra performing live in her adopted home city, starting off with a song from her debut album, "The Bells of Every Chapel."
As Otura Mun's connections to Afro-Cuban rhythms have deepened, so has his commitment to Afro-Cuban spiritual traditions. Hear a live performance.
Mandolinist Chris Thile and guitarist Chris Eldgridge share their love of Tony Rice's music, their longtime friendship with Tony himself.
It's a next-level song for the band that shifts multiple rhythmic gears — complete with Jerry Garcia-esque guitar lines, familiar sing-along hooks, choruses and full-on rock breakdowns.
The virtuoso blends his blistering brand of bluegrass with forays into psychedelia and jam band territory.
Her love of the blues drew her to Austin, Texas, when she was 21 years old, and she's never looked back.
We were introduced to new voices like Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Kishi Bashi and Lianne La Havas. Lana Del Rey released her major label debut, Born To Die, along with Frank Ocean's Channel Orange.
Hear the band's very first performance since the pandemic began, recorded live for World Cafe.
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