World Cafe Guests

WXPN Radio

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

For online support visit the Listen Live page.

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.

For online support visit the Listen Live page.

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.

For online support visit the Listen Live page.
Listen Live

Iron and Wine and Ben Bridwell

Sam Beam And Ben Bridwell Cover Each Other’s Songs In A World Cafe Exclusive
Sam Beam of Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses are here today to play each other’s songs. Iron & Wine have released 7 albums including the latest 2013’s Ghost On Ghost and Sam Beam is no stranger to collaboration. His best known is 2005’s In The Reins with Calexico. Band of Horses are well established as well - the song “The Funeral” from their 2005 debut is an indie rock staple. The two have growing up in South Carolina in common. The new album of covers is called Sing Into My Mouth from a line in the Talking Heads song “This Must Be The Place” that they do a version of. Out on tour and in our session today the two also play their favorite songs from each other. Unlike what you might hear in their live show, these World Cafe versions of “Joy” and “No One’s Gonna Love You” are sparse acoustic renditions from the duo.


Stream two songs recorded live during this session on NPR Music HERE.



Session Setlist
THE STRAIGHT AND THE NARROW
JOY
NO ONE'S GONNA LOVE YOU
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

Recent Release: Sing Into My Mouth
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Label: Black Cricket / Brown 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.

World Cafe Guest Search