First Listen

WXPN Radio

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

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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

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

Folk Alley

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

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Listen Live

Enjoy previews of select, upcoming albums, in their entirety on FIRST LISTEN.

  1. First Listen: Gregory Porter, 'Nat King Cole & Me'
    One of the world's most renowned jazz singers covers one of the greatest singers of all-time. What's not to love? More....
  2. First Listen: Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts, 'MILANO'
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O guest stars on the Italian producer's paean to 1980s Milan and all its vices. More....
  3. First Listen: Bootsy Collins, 'World Wide Funk'
    The Mothership is loaded with guest stars, including Snoop Dogg, Doug E. Fresh, Béla Fleck and P-Funk alumnus Dennis Chambers. More....
  4. First Listen: GVSU New Music Ensemble, 'RETURN'
    Get lost in 15 alluring electroacoustic landscapes from an innovative, intrepid ensemble from West Michigan. More....
  5. Review: Bully, 'Losing'
    When Alicia Bognanno unleashes that glorious howl, you can't help but absorb everything she's feeling. More....
  6. Review: Dori Freeman, 'Letters Never Read'
    The Virginia songwriter distills Appalachian melancholy into delicate pop ruminations on her sophomore album. More....
  7. Review: Tyminski, 'Southern Gothic'
    There was a time when bluegrass artist Dan Tyminski was best known for his work with Alison Krauss. That was before he met Avicii. More....
  8. Review: Colleen, 'A Flame My Love, A Frequency'
    The minimalist composer turns away from distorted strings and toward pocket synthesizers to create warm, electronic folk music. More....
  9. Review: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, 'Echo In The Valley'
    As musicians and as songwriters, Fleck and Washburn are predisposed to embrace the entire world — its sounds and its occupants alike. More....
  10. Review: Margo Price, 'All American Made'
    Stream Price's highly anticipated follow-up to Midwest Farmer's Daughter now, in its entirety. More....