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WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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Enjoy previews of select, upcoming albums, in their entirety on FIRST LISTEN.

  1. First Listen: Liz Brasher, 'Outcast'
    Stream the debut EP by one of our favorite new artists of 2018. More....
  2. First Listen: Okkervil River, 'In The Rainbow Rain'
    On his band's new album, Will Sheff views crises and crucibles as opportunities to appreciate life's gifts. More....
  3. First Listen: Speedy Ortiz, 'Twerp Verse'
    Twerp Verse shows Sadie Dupuis and her band at their most pointed and fearless. More....
  4. First Listen: Half Waif, 'Lavender'
    Lavender shows Nandi Rose Plunkett coming to terms with the reality that pain is often an important intermediary to wisdom. More....
  5. The HIRS Collective' Ruthless Mixture Made Sweet By 'Friends. Lovers. Favorites.'
    The anonymous grindcore band opens its membership to the punk community — Laura Jane Grace, Marissa Paternoster, Alice Bag, Shirley Manson — to defend and extol queer and trans survival. More....
  6. There's More Than Just Weed, Willy And Whiskey To Brothers Osborne
    The award-winning, chart-topping country duo is back. Listen to John and T.J. Osborne's highly anticipated sophomore album in its entirety. More....
  7. Nashville Calls Joshua Hedley, 'Mr. Jukebox' For A Reason
    Joshua Hedley's flawless vibrato and encyclopedic knowledge of country music make for a startling introduction on his debut album. More....
  8. Longing, Forgiveness Swell In Ashley Monroe's 'Sparrow'
    Be prepared to be swept up by Monroe's subtle and breathtaking Sparrow, a record fluent in the communal languages of folk, country, gospel and pop. More....
  9. Exitmusic's Gorgeous 'The Recognitions' Pulls Apart A Romance
    Recorded amidst the slow dissipation of the duo's marriage and after their separation, these nine songs unwind like a melodramatic love story.  More....
  10. John Prine Offers 'The Tree Of Forgiveness' For A Weary World
    The master craftsman returns with his first new tunes in 13 years. More....