World Cafe

WXPN Radio

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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From Sparklehorse and Pavement to Silver Jews and, yes, Dave Matthews: our Charlottesville affiliate station managing producer plays guest DJ to help us explore the music of central Virginia.
Hear songs both chaotic and quiet that take on loneliness, staying inside, wondering what it's like outside and how to pass the time.
10 years after her band's debut made her an indie darling, Bethany Cosentino is ready to put some of those early 20s demons - pessimism, depression, instability - to bed.
Members of Celtic punk band The Pogues blend their style with Lost Bayou Ramblers from South Louisiana.
Sophie Allison has a keen understanding of how music works – not just the technical intricacies, but how it all fits together, too.
Get a sneak preview of new songs from a man who has a pretty expansive worldview.
In this session, hear Sellers perform songs from her new album. We also discuss her journey and the joy of anonymity in a new place.
Pruitt's debut album beautifully recounts her experience growing up in a family that didn't always accept, much less understand, her choices.
Huey Lewis and the News just released the group's first new full-length album of original music in almost two decades.
Hear a mini-concert of songs from the band's sophomore album in this session.
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