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XPN Free at Noon: Angus and Julia Stone Live In Concert

Hear a live concert every Friday at 12noon ET from WXPN and NPR Music
Broadcast live from the stage at World Cafe Live

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Angus and Julia Stone This Friday at noon, take one excellent lunch break with world-renowned duo Angus and Julia Stone. The brother and sister act are known across the globe for their ability to mesh two strong, separate vocal styles into a beautiful, artfully mixed combination. Julia's 'fairy-tale', light tones twine around Angus'rough, emotive baritone in ways that make fans and critics alike assert that "...with the most basic tools, the Stones build something lovely and lasting." (BBC Music)

The two siblings had an early start on their musical careers. Both their parents were musicians in the same project, and while the two young children were still very small, their father had Julia playing trumpet and Angus playing trombone in the school band. The two began to collaborate in 2006, each having built experience and style as solo artists beforehand. The two write their own material separately, then come together for harmonies and structure.

In 2006, the two released their debut EP "Chocolate and Cigarettes". Plenty of airplay, festival performances, and word-of-mouth began to build A+J's reputation. Since their debut, just four years ago, the young artists have risen to the top of the charts in multiple countries, released several more EPs and two full-lengths, and been nominated for numerous awards. They've shared stages with big names such as Donavon Frankenreiter and Martha Wainwright, and toured internationally.

The unstoppable duo's latest album, "Down The Way", was released just this March. They produced the album themselves, and the result has more of a bedroom folk sound than their previous work. Though the two hail from Australia, "Down The Way" could be called lush Americana. There's little doubt that their recording time spent in the American West had more than a small influence on the album's dusty guitar sound.

A+J will be touring North America through June, but shows are already beginning to sell out. Be sure not to miss this Live Friday performance.

Angus and Julia Stone Free At Noon Setlist

1. Santa Monica Dream
2. Mango Tree
3. And the Boys
4. The Wolf and the Butler
5. For You
6. Big Jet Plane
7. You’re the One That I Want
8. Private Lawns

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Recent Release: Down the Way
Release Date: March 30, 2010
Label: Nettwerk
Origin: Sydney, Australia

A co-production of WXPN and NPR Music.
Made possible by support from XPN Members, and Comcast.

PARKING NOTICE and Directions

Due to the construction in the area, free parking is no longer available for XPN Free At Noon shows. Metered parking on 31st street is no longer available, and metered parking on Walnut Street is extremely limited as a result of the closure and reconstruction of the South Street Bridge, and the rerouting of traffic onto Walnut Street.

Public transportation to XPN Free At Noon is recommended. For more information on parking in the area visit World Cafe Live.

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Serving People in Need - Help Drive Hunger from Our Communities

When you come to XPN's Free At Noon Concerts, bring a can of food to support Philabundance, Delaware Valley's hunger relief organization. We have drop-off boxes to collect canned goods for the needy. Current priority items include: canned pasta, chili, beef stew, tuna, mac & cheese, ready to eat cereal, pork & beans/ baked beans, green beans, corn, fruit cocktail, creamy peanut butter and/ or grape jelly (plastic containers only), and boxed sugar. Thanks!

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WXPN and NPR Music Live Friday Free At Noon Concert Archives Include:

Dr. Dog, Carrie Rodriguez, Annuals, DeVotchKa, Adele, Angel Taylor, Winterpills, Sharon Little, Ollabelle, Andrew Lipke, The Low Anthem, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Sean Lennon, Chris Smith, California Guitar trio, Joan Osborne, Disco Biscuits, Damien Rice, Cold War Kids, Marc Broussard, The Slip, Arlo Guthrie, Alice Smith, The Dears, Barenaked Ladies, and more...

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