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Live at the World Cafe 44 is in stores now!

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  • Amanda Palmer "Drowning In The Sound"
  • Bailen "Something Tells Me"
  • Better Oblivion Community Center "Dylan Thomas"
  • David Gray "The Sapling"
  • Gregory Alan Isakov "Dark Dark Dark"
  • Guster "Look Alive"
  • Jenny Lewis "Wasted Youth"
  • Josh Ritter "Ground Don't Want Me"
  • Phosphorescent "New Birth In New England"
  • Sharon Van Etten "Seventeen"
  • Yola "Ride Out In The Country”
  • Adia Victoria “Different Kind Of Love”
  • Foals “Exits”
  • The Head And The Heart “Missed Connection”
  • J.s. Ondara “Saying Goodbye”
  • Leyla Mccalla “The Capitalist Blues”
  • Robert Ellis “When You’re Away”


  • Hozier “Nina Cried Power”
  • Neko Case “Bad Luck”
  • Belly “Super-Connected”
  • Dawes “Living In The Future”
  • Low Cut Connie “Beverly”
  • The Record Company “I’m Getting Better (And I’m Feeling It Right Now)”
  • Amos Lee “No More Darkness, No More Light”
  • John Prine “Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)”
  • The War And Treaty “Healing Tide”
  • Angelique Kidjo “Crosseyed And Painless”
  • The Suffers “Do Whatever”
  • Dr. Dog “Go Out Fighting”
  • Dessa “Fire Drills”
  • Rayland Baxter “Casanova”
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan “The Rest Is Yet To Come”
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise “Fever Pitch”
  • Ry Cooder with The Hamiltones “Straight Street”

purchase Live At The World Cafe, Volume 44 HERE


  • Brandi Carlile “The Joke”
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “A Little Honey”
  • Margo Price “Heart Of America”
  • Natalie Prass “Short Court Style”
  • Mt. Joy “Silver Lining”
  • Lo Moon “Loveless”
  • First Aid Kit “You Are The Problem Here”
  • Lake Street Dive “Musta Been Something”
  • Blind Boys Of Alabama “I Can See”
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Holy Mountain”
  • Sunflower Bean “I Was A Fool”
  • Moby “The Sorrow Tree”
  • Courtney Marie Andrews “Kindness Of Strangers”
  • Darlingside “Eschaton”
  • Lizz Wright “Singing In My Soul”
  • Sunny War “If It Wasn’t Broken”
  • Jen Cloher “Analysis Paralysis”

You can purchase Live At The World Cafe, Volume 43 HERE


  • Dan Wilson "All Will Be Well"
  • The Districts "Ordinary Day"
  • Iron & Wine "Call It Dreaming"
  • Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul "Soulfire"
  • The Lone Bellow "Time’s Always Leaving"
  • Lo Moon "This Is It"
  • Maggie Rogers "Alaska"
  • Phoebe Bridgers "Motion Sickness"
  • Portugal. The Man "Feel It Still"
  • Preservation Jazz Hall Band "Santiago"
  • Songhoy Blues "Bamako"
  • Suzanne Vega "Luka"
  • Sweet Spririt "The Power"
  • The War On Drugs "Holding On"
  • Waxahatchee "Silver"
  • Phoenix "Ti Amo"
  • Bob Weir "Blue Mountain"

You can purchase Live at the World Cafe, Volume 42 HERE.

1 - Ryan Adams “Do You Still Love Me”
2 - Father John Misty “Pure Comedy”
3 - Hurray For The Riff Raff “Hungry Ghost”
4 - Alt J “In Cold Blood”
5 - Fleet Foxes “Third Of May / Odaigahara
6 – Blondie – Long Time
7 - David Crosby “Guinevere”
8 - Laura Marling “Wild Fire”
9 - Sylvan Esso “Radio”
10 - Chicano Batman “Freedom Is Free”
11 - The New Pornographers “High Ticket Attraction”
12 - Leif Vollebekk “Elegy”
13 - Aaron Lee Tasjan “Little Movies”
14 - Mac DeMarco “This Old Dog”
15 - Pinegrove “Old Friends”

You can purchase the 25th Anniversary 2-disc set HERE

Disc One: New From World Cafe
1. Darlingside “White Horses”
2. The Lumineers “Cleopatra”
3. Dawes “When The Tequila Runs Out”
4. Andrew Bird “Capsized”
5. Quilt “Roller”
6. Margaret Glaspy “You And I”
7. Car Seat Headrest “Vincent”
8. Hop Along ”Waitress”
9. Steve Gunn “Ancient Jules”
10. Lake Street Dive “Call Off Your Dogs”
11. Lucius “Madness”
12. Sunflower Bean “Easier Said”
13. Parquet Courts “Berlin Got Blurry”
14. The Record Company “Off The Ground”
15. Tedeschi Trucks Band “Anyhow”
16. Peter Frampton “Show Me The Way”

1. Anderson East “Satisfy Me”
2. The Arcs “Stay In My Corner”
3. Boxed In “All Your Love Is Gone”
4. David Wax Museum “Guesthouse”
5. Gary Clark Jr. “Hold On”
6. JJ Grey & Mofro “Every Minute”
7. JD McPherson “Head Over Heels”
8. Josh Ritter “Getting Ready To Get Down”
9. Lucero “Can’t You Hear Them Howl”
10. Mac DeMarco “No Other Heart”
11. Meg Mac “Roll Up Your Sleeves”
12. Mumford & Sons “The Wolf”
13. My Morning Jacket “Compound Fracture”
14. Patty Griffin “There Isn’t One Way”
15. Rayland Baxter “Yellow Eyes”
16. The Suffers “Make Some Room”
17. Wolf Alice “Moaning Lisa Smile”

1. Old 97’s “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”
2. Jenny Lewis “Just One Of The Guys”
3. Hiss Golden Messenger “Southern Grammar”
4. Shakey Graves “Dearly Departed”
5. Chuck Prophet “Tell Me Anything (Turn To Gold)”
6. Sharon Van Etten “Taking Chances”
7. Alt-J “Left Hand Free”
8. Spoon “Inside Out”
9. Sylvan Esso “Hey Mami”
10. Field Report “Home (Leave The Lights On)”
11. The Decemberists “The Wrong Year”
12. The Punch Brothers “I Blew It Off”
13. First Aid Kit “My Silver Lining”
14. The New Basement Tapes “Down On The Bottom”
15. Israel Nash “Rain Plans”
16. King Tuff “Black Moon Spell”

1. Courtney Barnett - "Avant Gardener"
2. The War On Drugs - "Under The Pressure"
3. Temples - "Mesmerise"
4. Kaiser Chiefs - "Coming Home"
5. Strand Of Oaks - "Goshen 97"
6. Brett Dennen - "Wild Child"
7. David Crosby - "Long Time Gone"
8. Rosanne Cash - "Etta's Tune"
9. Hurray For The Riff Raff - "I Know It's Wrong"
10. The Head & The Heart - "Shake"
11. Jeremy Messersmith - "Ghost"
12. Metric - "Gimme Sympathy"
13. Lucius - "Turn It Around"
14. Lake Street Dive - "Bad Self Portraits"
15. Chet Faker - "1998"
16. Asgeir - "King & Cross"

You can purchase Volume 37 at the NPR Shop.

1. Okkervil River - "Down Down The Deep River"
2. Franz Ferdinand - "Right Action"
3. Midlake - "The Old And The Young"
4. Neko Case - "Night Still Comes"
5. Moby - "The Perfect Life"
6. Jason Isbell - "Stockholm"
7. Amos Lee - "The Man Who Wants You"
8. Blitzen Trapper - "Thirsty Man"
9. White Denim - "Pretty Green"
10. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - "Love Has Come For You"
11. Laura Marling - "Master Hunter"
12. Lissie - "Further Away (Romance Police)"
13. Dr Dog - "Broken Heart"
14. Houndmouth - "On The Road"
15. Tedeschi Trucks Band - "Part Of Me"
16. Elastic Bond - "Find A Way"
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