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The Extraordinary Songwriting of John Moreland
World Cafe: Next With San Francisco’s Psych-soul Band The Monophonics
World Cafe: Next – Frances Quinlan’s Intense Vision And Voice Leads Philadelphia’s Hop Along
Humming House Use Their Roots To Make Something New
Trad Actual Malian Sound” From BKO Quintet on Bamako Today
Bright Light Social Hour-Deep Thinkers Exciting Performers
Why Two Universes Is The Perfect Title For Our World Cafe: Next Artists Feufollet.
No Purist- For Nora Jane Struthers It’s What Serves The Songs
World Cafe: Next –LA Buzzband artist Dorothy is a “Vocal Shredder”
Jessica Pratt Returns With Intimate, Arresting New Album On Your Own Love Again
River Whyless Combines The Creative Currents Of 3 Writers
The Stomping Folk-Rock of Kingsley Flood For World Cafe: Next
World Cafe: Next – Canadian Three-piece Elliott Brood Explore Work and Love
High Energy Jungle Fire bring The Latin Funk for World Cafe: Next
World Cafe: Next 21 Year Old Alex G’s Fifth Album
Joan Shelley’s Stunning, Intimate Debut Album
Israel Nash Has Absorbed Classic Influences on Rain Plans
Does Dayton’s Motel Beds Have “Magic Fingers?”
World Cafe: Next - Chicago’s Crow Moses Hits a Sweet Spot With Horse Heaven Hills his First Release to Bear His Own Name
Introducing You To Nashville’s The Apache Relay
The Haunted Sound Of Daughn Gibson

July 8, 2013 - A left-of-center approach like Lee Hazelwood, a deep baritone like Johnny Cash, electronic loops and some spooky-ass production (bagpipes!) all contribute to the sound of Pennsylvanian Daughn Gibson’s second album Me Moan. He spent time drumming with Pearls and Brass and released his first album All Hell in 2012.
Last Good Tooth Bring More Appalachian Flavored Rock Out of Rhode Island

Remember Providence, Rhode Island’s The Low Anthem? Our World Cafe: Next artist this week Last Good Tooth share origins in that city and a penchant for experimenting with fiddles and Appalachian music.
One Man Rocker Hanni El Khatib Combines “Old Weird America” With A Modern Esthetic

May 20, 2013 - Hanni El Khatib is a first generation American who grew up with a Palestinian father and a Filipino mother in San Francisco. His music has origins in the 50’s and 60’s soul, blues, r&b and garage rock, and all those influences are filtered through a love of punk.
A New City And A New Sound For The Saint Johns

April 29, 2013 - A little reinvention never hurt. The Nashville duo of Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson met in St Augustine, Florida, and quickly discovered how well they sang together.
What’s It Like Inside A Twenty-Something’s Head? Listen To Waxahatchee’s New Cerulean Salt To Find Out

April 1, 2013 - There is a good reason the world is catching up with Katie Crutchfield and Waxahatchee. Her shows at SXSW, including an NPR showcase, were greeted rapturously.
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