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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When singer-songwriter Mikaela Straus says, "I've never been subtle. I don't think now is the time," she means it.
Guster's latest album, Look Alive, is a trippy and textured twist on everything you might already love about the band.
The master songwriter performs songs just like he did for Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires on their Nashville porch.
Van Etten is more present than ever, but wouldn't be where she is today without the struggle.
Matthew Houck, who records as Phosphorescent, shares how meeting his partner in a New England bar, having a child and almost dying from meningitis informed his new music.
The guy who always calls it like he sees it remembers a late friend, mentor, and outlaw music icon with a new album, GUY.
Yanya's debut album, Miss Universe, shows off the unique melodies and grounded guitar playing that first earned her attention.
Joshua Karpeh, who records as Cautious Clay, shares his story, reflects on his decision to leave real estate to pursue music full time and explains how being raised by a single mom inspired him.
Co-Founder Jimmy Shaw gave up the producer reins for the first time for Metric's seventh album, Art of Doubt.
Dried animal bones, thrift store cutlery, baby shoes and yes, a suitcase. Matt Lorenz has turned all these found objects into instruments for his one-man band.
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