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.
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The Chicks returns with Gaslighter, the trio's first album in 14 years. Today, Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer talk about the album, their past and why they're still speaking out.
The Dirty Projectors jettisoned the traditional album format this year for a series of five EPs. Each one features one of the band members as lead vocalist and they all come together on the fifth.
The Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter from Kenya wrote and recorded his second album entirely during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Members of the Juno-award winning Canadian band talk about their new album, The Sun and Her Scorch, and play songs from it live.
The artist Mike Hadreas talks about his experience performing in a dance project with Kate Wallich, how that influenced his latest record and perform songs from Set My Heart On Fire Immediately.
The eclectic band's new album, Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between, is its first in seven years. Frontperson Ryan Kattner says three years into it, he started the whole recording process over.
The Kentucky singer-songwriter's debut album is a rocking country album called Old Time Feeling, and she talks about connecting with My Morning Jacket's Jim James to help co-produce the record.
Zeshan B's music combines his love of American soul with influences from India and Pakistan, where his parents grew up. His latest album is called Melismatic.
The Watkins Family Hour's latest album, Brother Sister, is the first album that the siblings have written as a duo in their 30-plus year career.
There are lots of projects that you might know Stephen Malkmus from, but none of them sound like his latest album, Traditional Techniques.
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