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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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XPN2 - Jingle Jams

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists. Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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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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Nickel Creek - Why Should The Fire Die? - Sugarhill

On their new album Why Should The Fire Die? the newgrass trio Nickel Creek continue to grow beyond their bluegrass and folk roots yet demonstrate how those genres have informed the expansion of their musical horizons.

Fire is the third album on the traditional roots Sugarhill label for Chris Thile, Sean Watkins and Sara Watkins. It is the band's most creative and intrepid record yet and on it they dish out organic, roots influenced songs with plenty of eclectic twists and turns. Highlights include a sweet cover of Dylan's "Tomorrow Is A Long Time," "Helena," the edgy "Best Of Luck," and "Jealous Of The Moon," co-written by Gary Louris of The Jayhawks.

Written by Bruce Warren

Release Date: August 9, 2005

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Holiday Programming

Holiday Programming
The holidays are upon us, and here at WXPN, we’ll bring you musical reflections on the season between now and January 1st. Check out our complete holiday on-air schedule.