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Join us for a Free At Noon Doubleheader with The Stray Birds and Kopecky Family Band at a live midday concert on Friday.



The Lancaster-based newgrass trio The Stray Birds are gearing up to release their second album, Best Medicine, which comes out on Yep Roc Records on October 21st. The band celebrates the record with a October 23rd show at World Cafe Live, but you can catch them a few days early when they join us for Free at Noon.

Recent Release: Best Medicine
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Label: Yep Roc Records

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On the same show, Nashville favorites Kopecky Family Band will join us for one of their trademark rousing sets. Still touring in support of their 2012 release Kids Raising Kids, the band headlines Union Transfer on Friday night. Get a preview of their big show when they hit the Free at Noon stage. Join us in person at World Cafe Live or listen on your radio at 88.5 FM or online at XPN.org.

Recent Release: Kids Raising Kids
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Label: Ato Records


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High-energy Nashville outfit Kopecky Family Band showed just a little bit of the arty, celebratory vibe they’ll bring to this summer’s XPoNential Music Festival when they played Non-COMM on Saturday.
The Kopecky Family Band of six dedicated, creative and unrelated musicians from Nashville sold out MilkBoy Philly in February. Their sweet folk rock sound pulls you under with their melodies and intelligent string arrangements that make for incredible and catchy compositions. Their 2012 self-released album Kids Raising Kids has generated a sea of positive feedback from many, including NPR’s Live from the World Cafe and Paste Magazine.

Listen to the Performances

Marina performance

River performance
Formed in 2007, the Kopecky Family Band recently released their long-awaited full-length debut, Kids Raising Kids. Although none of six the members of the Kopecky Family Band are blood-related, they function as if they were a real and integrated family. With a brief listen to this band’s music, one can immediately appreciate the band’s strong sense of congruence that every band dreams of having.

CD of the Month, January, 2013

It’s not always easy for young bands to channel their youthful exuberance and still come away with a finished product that’s as representative as their intentions. For most bands, it usually takes a few records. But in the case of Kids Raising Kids, the debut full-length from the Nashville based Kopecky Family Band, the highly energized six-piece hit their target and then some. And that’s not to say that the Kopecky Family Band hasn’t taken some time to formulate their sound.
It’s not always easy for young bands to channel their youthful exuberance and still come away with a finished product that’s as representative as their intentions. For most bands, it usually takes a few records. But in the case of Kids Raising Kids, the debut full-length from the Nashville based Kopecky Family Band, the highly energized six-piece hit their target and then some. And that’s not to say that the Kopecky Family Band hasn’t taken some time to formulate their sound.
December's Artist To Watch is the Kopecky Family Band, one of the most exciting acts to come out of Nashville’s recent hotbed of indie music.
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