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Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Live at the World Cafe, Volume 39 and 40 are now available for retail sale!

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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

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It's been a pretty stellar year for new music. Enjoy a playlist of some the best so far, including The War On Drugs, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gorillaz and more.
The producer and Black Keys singer made his new solo album, Waiting On A Song, after a move to Music City. Hear him perform some of the new songs — including the title track, a John Prine co-write.
The band's sound is hard to pin down: It's somewhere between folk and electronica, the words sometimes poetry, sometimes prose.
World Cafe celebrates 50 years of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with a playlist of some the most enduring and endearing music from the year it was released.
The country singer's startlingly deep voice and the hard-won wisdom in his songwriting belie his young age. Hear a performance and interview.
Original members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and drummer Clem Burke are back with a new studio album, Pollinator. Hear an ecstatic performance recorded live at World Cafe.
The alt-country band recorded its major-label debut 20 years ago in a remote studio in Tornillo, Texas. For its new album, Graveyard Whistling, it returned to the very same spot.
His 2011 record, Low Country Blues, was his first in 14 years. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, Blues featured covers of legendary artists like B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
In a live session, the St. Louis roots performer shares a song he wrote in response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., just outside his hometown.
Listening to this band's music gives you that warm feeling of spending time with old friends. Hear a performance of songs from 2016's Cardinal, recorded live for World Cafe.
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