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

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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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Live at the World Cafe, 25th Anniversary Edition (Volume 41) is now available for retail sale!



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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.

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Conversations from the World Cafe

Enjoy engaging discussions with some of today's most important artists hosted by David Dye of the World Cafe. Tune in every Wednesday at 10pm on WXPN 88.5FM

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World Cafe celebrates 50 years of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with a playlist of some the most enduring and endearing music from the year it was released.
The country singer's startlingly deep voice and the hard-won wisdom in his songwriting belie his young age. Hear a performance and interview.
Original members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and drummer Clem Burke are back with a new studio album, Pollinator. Hear an ecstatic performance recorded live at World Cafe.
The alt-country band recorded its major-label debut 20 years ago in a remote studio in Tornillo, Texas. For its new album, Graveyard Whistling, it returned to the very same spot.
His 2011 record, Low Country Blues, was his first in 14 years. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, Blues featured covers of legendary artists like B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
In a live session, the St. Louis roots performer shares a song he wrote in response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., just outside his hometown.
Listening to this band's music gives you that warm feeling of spending time with old friends. Hear a performance of songs from 2016's Cardinal, recorded live for World Cafe.
The Canadian rocker has always been known for bringing the party, but his latest album includes more sober reflection on his relationship with his father.
The Melbourne band consists of a pair of brothers and a pair of cousins, plus one. Hear its Cinderella story - from playing bedroom jams to signing with Sub Pop - in this session.
The songs on James' latest album, My Spirit Sister, are staggeringly honest snapshots of love and doubt. Hear an interview and performance from the Americana songwriter.
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