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.


The Country Music Hall of Famer and in-demand collaborator got to make his new album on his own terms. Hear a live performance.
The legendary Rush frontman and bassist has kept busy cataloging, photographing and writing about his collection of bass guitars.
The way Cunningham plays and sings makes the young singer-songwriter's debut album, Who Are You Now, shine.
Yes, that's a real address and yes, it refers to a real-life breakdown.
Mattiel Brown's powerful and assertive vocals lead a pinch of garage rock, a touch of psychedelia and some galloping honky-tonk.
Named after his late brother, the accomplished musician's latest album raises awareness of substance abuse.
In this farewell playlist, you'll find 100 songs that have challenged or changed Schlanger during her time on World Cafe; songs she'll be taking with her as she goes.
The Alabama Shakes lead singer has just released her debut solo album, Jaime, and it's incredible both on the record and performed live.
Born in Israel and raised the Netherlands, Keren Ann now calls Paris home.
Pascal Danaë shed light on the historic and musical connection between Africa, the French West Indies and Louisiana.
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