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Award-winning Rodney Crowell has been called Nashville's 'golden boy' and the 'songwriter's songwriter' and for his unique, dualistic status in the music industry

Join us for Free At Noon Double Feature that features Nickel Creek at the World Cafe Live Philly and Rodney Crowell at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington each performing a live midday concert on Friday.



Bluegrass trio Nickel Creek have reunited and are celebrating with the release of A Dotted Line, the group’s first in about nine years. In 2003, Nickel Creek won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for roots rock album This Side. Though the group took a brief hiatus in 2007, it didn’t stop them from playing. Each member has adopted a successful solo career, but have since come back together.Catch Nickel Creek at Tower Theatre in Upper Darby after their Free at Noon performance. Tickets for the later show can be purchased here

Recent Release: A Dotted Line
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Label: Nonesuch


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Famous country singer Rodney Crowell has still got it. Known for his work with Emmylou Harris and as a solo artist, Crowell made a name for himself beginning with his 1988 album Diamonds & Dirt and the five number-one hits it spawned. At 63, Crowell is still recording and releasing new material. His latest album, Tarpaper Sky, maintains a traditional country style while working in bluesy influences. Catch Crowell tonight at World Cafe Live in Wilmington after his Free at Noon performance. Tickets for his later show can be purchased here.

Recent Release: Tarpaper Sky
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Label: New West Records


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It might be hard to imagine what collaboration between an best-selling memoirist and English professor and a Grammy award winning country singer-songwriter might sound like. Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell, released this June is just that. Superbly crafted, the album tells a story of family from the perspective of love and loss.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Get The Old Band Together Again

As witnessed by his incredible performance at the XPN All About The Music Festival in July, Rodney Crowell has returned with yet another amazing album of country influenced rock songs. The Outsider is the third of a trilogy of CD’s that he’s released (The Houston Kid and Fate’s Right Hand being the first two) that find him at yet another creative peak of his long outstanding career.

As witnessed by his incredible performance at the XPN All About The Music Festival in July, Rodney Crowell has returned with yet another amazing album of country influenced rock songs. The Outsider is the third of a trilogy of CD’s that he’s released (The Houston Kid and Fate’s Right Hand being the first two) that find him at yet another creative peak of his long outstanding career.

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