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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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Ray Lamontagne

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

This event is Sold Out 08/20/2010

Listen to the Full Live Concert Live, Archived on

Ray Lamontagne and The Pariah Dogs Ray LaMontagne reached new heights with his third studio release in 2008, "Gossip in the Grain," and the album solidified the musician as a great musician, and a worldwide phenomenon. Reaching #3 on the charts, Ray also performed on SNL. His fans across the world are hotly waiting for his new release of "God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise,"on August 17. This country tinged album, His new CD was recorded - with his band, The Pariah Dogs - complete with banjo and slide guitar in LaMontagne's woodsey home in Massachusetts.

Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs, will perform live on August 13 as part of WXPN's and NPR's Live Friday Free At Noon Concert Series. The new album can be heard on, in its entirety, until its official release on August 17.

Ray LaMontagne plays with David Gray at the Susquehanna Bank Center, Friday night, August 13.

Come and experience Ray LaMontagne's stirring emotion, grit, and warmth as he performs WXPN's Live Friday Free At Noon concert, only at the World Cafe Live on Friday at 12noon ET. Hear it on your radio, or at, or join as at World Cafe Live.

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Free At Noon Setlist
1. For the Summer
2. New York City’s Killing Me
3. Beg Steal or Borrow
4. This Love Is Over
5. Like Rock & Roll and Radio
6. Old Before Your Time
7. Trouble
8. Repo Man

Live Friday Free At Noon Concert Archives

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Recent Release: God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Release Date: August 17, 2010
Label: RCA
Origin: Nashua, New Hampshire

A co-production of WXPN and
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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Click to visit our gallery for photos of the Free At Noon Concerts! Previous concerts include Hall & Oates, O.A.R., Citizen Cope, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kaki King and many more!

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