Artist to Watch

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

For online support visit the Listen Live page.

XPN2 - JIngle Jams

Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

For online support visit the Listen Live page.

World Cafe Archives

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

For online support visit the Listen Live page.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

For online support visit the Listen Live page.
Listen Live

Free At Noon

Hear a Free At Noon Concert at 12noon ET from WXPN. Broadcast from the stage of World Cafe Live in Philadelphia

An award-winning British songwriter, Laura Marling brings her stylish folk sounds to XPN Free At Noon on Friday, August 30. Marling emerged from London's revitalized folk scene and has since released four albums, including her latest, "Once I Was An Eagle."

RSVP For Event
Dec 4, 2015

Singer-songwriter Laura Marling emerged on the British indie music scene when she was only 16 years old. Endowed with a husky voice, an acoustic guitar, and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs Marling quickly made a name for herself throughout England thanks to a heavy touring schedule and some high-profile gigs. In 2010, Marling released her sophomore album, I Speak Because I Can, which debuted at number three on the U.K. albums chart and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Marling's third studio album, A Creature I Don't Know, arrived on September 9, 2011 and featured prominently on numerous year-end lists, including XPN's Year In Review that year. She was also a 2011 XPN Artist To Watch. Last year, Marling relocated to Los Angeles to work on her fourth, studio album, Once I Was an Eagle, released in May. She's on tour this summer in support of her critically-acclaimed new album, and plays Prince Music Theater on Friday night, August 30, joining us earlier that day for the Free At Noon concert.

Website | Facebook

Recent Release: Once I Was An Eagle
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Label: Virgin Records

Made possible by support from XPN Members, and Comcast.

Your Amazon Purchases Support WXPN