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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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XPN2 - Jingle Jams

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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Ha Ha Tonka

Ha Ha Tonka Photo Credit: Frank Hill
Hear the Lessons Learned By The Hard Touring Missouri Band Ha Ha Tonka

February 19, 2014 - The Missouri based band Ha Ha Tonka join us today. The band's unusual name pays tribute to the Ozark region they are from- it's the name of a state park. When the 10 year old band signed to Chicago based roots label Bloodshot in 2007 they changed the name to Ha Ha Tonka having been previously known as Amsterband.

The four piece joins us in the studio to play music from Lessons, their new album released last year. Singer and songwriter Brian Roberts explains some of the many things that trigger his creativity including Fresh Air's interview with Maurice Sendak.

Session Setlist
Dead to the World
Colorful Kids

Recent Release: Lessons
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Label: Bloodshot Records

Holiday Programming

Holiday Programming
The holidays are upon us, and here at WXPN, we’ll bring you musical reflections on the season between now and January 1st. Check out our complete holiday on-air schedule.

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