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.


MC Taylor acknowledges that this time of year isn't all jingle bells and snowmen and flying reindeer.
The year saw seminal releases from Radiohead, Outkast and Steely Dan, Outkast, D'Angelo and Coldplay.
Today we get an opportunity to learn more about Rev. Cleveland, a musical giant, thanks to our guest Robert Marovich, gospel historian and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Gospel Music.
In this session, Eilish joins us from the couch at her parents' house to talk about her latest album, Happier Than Ever.
On their latest album, From Dreams To Dust, brothers Ian and James Felice sing about anxieties, pressures and a world that makes less and less sense.
Leon Bridges, Helado Negro and Japanese Breakfast all landed on this list of the most-played songs on public radio stations across the country.
You may know Josh Ritter primarily as a songwriter and musician, but did you know he's also a novelist? He put out his first book a decade ago, and now he's returned with a new one.
The last year of the 1990s may have carried the semi-imposing threat of the Y2K millennium bug, but it also managed to deliver some excellent music.
Elton John recently scored his first #1 chart ranking in 16 years - thanks to a song on his latest album The Lockdown Sessions. In this session, we chat about being inspired, finding musical chemistry, and more.
Every recent flash of inspiration seemed to drive singer Brandon Flowers towards that small community, with its modern-day problems.
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