World Cafe

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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.

Folk Alley

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

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Guests

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks formed after frontman Malkmus’s previous endeavor, Pavement, went on hiatus in 1999.

Los Angeles-based Fool’s Gold synthesizes Afropop rhythms and melodies with Western indie stylings, but this collective is not just any old member of the indie-World bandwagon. 

Irish singer-songwriter Paul Brady is not just one of Ireland’s most acclaimed artists, but one of folk music’s most acclaimed, as well. 

Alt-everything musician Beck has been an influential, creative force for two decades and counting.

Today's World Cafe is a celebration of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant.

The daughter of country superstar Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash has built an impressive reputation of her own with a unique brand of country music. 

As one of alt-country's leading troubadours, Ryan Adams has been crafting melodic and heartfelt pop/rock songs with a country twang for two decades.

Peter Gabriel is one of the best-known names on the planet when it comes to prog rock.

St. Vincent is the stage name for multi-instrumentalist, indie queen, Annie Clark.

Today's World Cafe session is an exciting double-header, featuring two well-known folk acts with strong ties. San Francisco's Vetiver, led by psychedelic folkster Andy Cabic, has often featured the lead singer of the other band today, The Fruit Bat's Eric Johnson.