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The Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT, as Joss Stone performs a live midday concert on Friday July 10.



Joss Stone has been obsessed with soul music since she was a little girl. By the time she was in her early teens she had begun to intuitively hone her now trademark gravelly-but-lustrous vocals by singing along to Aretha's Franklin's Greatest Hits. She began pursuing a singing career at thirteen, securing a record deal at 15, and recording her star-making debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was released in 2003. 10 years on from those stunning debut sessions, Joss has decided to bring things full circle and revisit where it all began - with her follow up to that multi million selling debut; The Soul Sessions Volume 2 is a stunning exercise in vocal poise, passion and power, showcasing some great songs and an artist at the peak of her vocal powers.





Recent Release: Water For Your Soul
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Label: Kobalt

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"Ten Years of Live Lunches at World Cafe Live" CD!
Important Parking Notice for Free At Noon performances at World Cafe Live Philadelphia.
Parking in the University City area is extremely limited due to the construction at University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. We highly recommend public transportation. . WXPN and World Café Live do NOT offer parking for this event. Do *not* park in the lot behind World Cafe Live or your vehicle may be towed. Visit World Café Live’s website for information about convenient local parking.


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Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Warren Haynes featuring Railroad Earth performs a live midday concert on Friday.



Legendary and prolific musician Warren Haynes is gearing up to release what may be his most powerful statement to date: his third studio album, Ashes and Dust. This album represents a departure from his usual and a deep return to his roots. While the songs may sound new, some of them have been dear to Hayes for years. You'll hear arrangements that have been carried around for 20 to 30 years, hushed away from the public and saved for the right time.

Haynes has been lauded for his contributions to the Allman Brothers band and the surviving members of The Grateful Dead, as well as his own band, Gov't Mule. But on Ashes to Dust, Haynes has taken a compilation of songs that didn't quite fit with those bands and built a home for them. He blends his beautiful acoustic playing and honey-thick vocals with the backdrop of Americana.

Haynes will be supported by New Jersey-based roots/newgrass band Railroad Earth. The band is now going 14 years strong, with five critically acclaimed albums and one popular live album, Elko. With six band members, Railroad Earth’s music is arranged to the remarkable songs of frontman Todd Sheaffer with seamless musicianship. They've garnered a massive fanbase that takes advantage of the band's taping and photo policy, and you never know what you'll get when you show up to a Railroad Earth jam session. Warren Haynes ft. Railroad Earth will be back in the area for The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA on Aug 13-16. For tickets visit here.





Recent Release: Ashes & Dust (Feat. Railroad Earth)
Release Date: July 24, 2015
Label: Concord Records

Free at noon is free for you, but not for us!

WXPN members account for over 50% of our operating budget. Without members, Free at Noon wouldn’t exist! Become a member today and receive the Free at Noon

"Ten Years of Live Lunches at World Cafe Live" CD!
Important Parking Notice for Free At Noon performances at World Cafe Live Philadelphia.
Parking in the University City area is extremely limited due to the construction at University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. We highly recommend public transportation. . WXPN and World Café Live do NOT offer parking for this event. Do *not* park in the lot behind World Cafe Live or your vehicle may be towed. Visit World Café Live’s website for information about convenient local parking.


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