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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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Double Feature Nickel Creek and Rodney Crowell

Join us for Free At Noon Double Feature that features Nickel Creek at the World Cafe Live Philly and Rodney Crowell at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington each performing a live midday concert on Friday.

Bluegrass trio Nickel Creek have reunited and are celebrating with the release of A Dotted Line, the group’s first in about nine years. In 2003, Nickel Creek won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for roots rock album This Side. Though the group took a brief hiatus in 2007, it didn’t stop them from playing. Each member has adopted a successful solo career, but have since come back together.Catch Nickel Creek at Tower Theatre in Upper Darby after their Free at Noon performance. Tickets for the later show can be purchased here

Recent Release: A Dotted Line
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Label: Nonesuch

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Famous country singer Rodney Crowell has still got it. Known for his work with Emmylou Harris and as a solo artist, Crowell made a name for himself beginning with his 1988 album Diamonds & Dirt and the five number-one hits it spawned. At 63, Crowell is still recording and releasing new material. His latest album, Tarpaper Sky, maintains a traditional country style while working in bluesy influences. Catch Crowell tonight at World Cafe Live in Wilmington after his Free at Noon performance. Tickets for his later show can be purchased here.

Recent Release: Tarpaper Sky
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Label: New West Records

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