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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

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Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as David Gray performs a live midday concert on Friday.



With more than two decades of songwriting and ten studio albums under his belt, English singer-songwriter David Gray is still going strong and touring to support his newest effort, 2014's Mutineers. The tour will make a stop in Philly at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts on June 19. Gray will be performing a joint show with Philly folk artist Amos Lee.

Although three of his albums have reached #1 on the charts, Gray experienced phenomenal commercial success with the release of his fourth album, 1998's White Ladder. His expansive career since then has seen him shift from primarily acoustic-guitar oriented folk music to more of an indie rock sound, with computer-generated music accompanying his voice and acoustic instrumentation. On his new Mutineers, Gray addresses a need to surprise himself, not just in terms of how he works, but the ideas that drive him and the people he has worked with.

Join us at World Cafe Live for a Free At Noon concert featuring David Gray by RSVPing at XPN.org; you can also tune in at 88.5 FM or XPN.org.





Recent Release: Greatest Hits
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Label: Iht Records

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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!


Made possible by support from XPN Members, Comcast, and Septa.

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