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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.

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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.

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Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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Live at the World Cafe, 25th Anniversary Edition (Volume 41) is now available for retail sale!

Buy it now here or at these local retailers.

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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.

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Conversations from the World Cafe

Enjoy engaging discussions with some of today's most important artists hosted by David Dye of the World Cafe. Tune in every Wednesday at 10pm on WXPN 88.5FM

Listen to a continuous stream of the three most recent shows.

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For Throwback Thursday, venture back to 2012 and the folk duo's first visit to World Cafe.
The husband-and-wife duo's soft-pop debut went top-10 in Peru. Hear the two play a live set onstage in Philadelphia.
This self-described "weird kid" from a tiny farm in Norway writes songs that'll make you cry. Hear the performance and conversation.
The prolific and unpredictable rocker has just released a new, self-titled album. Hear a conversation and live performance.
The mandolin virtuoso and renowned pianist have connected over a shared love of improvisation and disregard of genre.
Want to see the 21-year-old Aussie sensation when she comes to the U.S. next month? Maybe next time — she's already sold out this tour. Hear two songs.
The beloved Australian rocker plays a hometown session at Bakehouse Studios. Watch "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party."
The Melbourne singer-songwriter is at the heart of the city's independent music scene.
Hear psychedelic music from the mind of Stu Mackenzie in a session recorded at Melbourne's Bakehouse Studios.
This fun trio has Courtney Barnett's stamp of approval. Hear it perform as part of our Milk! Records Showcase at Bakehouse Studios.
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