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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.

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Asleep at the Wheel - Vintage

Asleep at the Wheel - Vintage Photo by: Wyatt McSpadden
Our Vintage Cafe Celebrates Bob Wills’ Western Swing With Asleep At The Wheel


Our guests on this Vintage Cafe today, Asleep At The Wheel, have been together for 45 years. They are the best known and hardest working western swing band around. Western swing is genre of music that developed in Texas and Oklahoma in the 1930's combining country songs with jazz players and arrangements. It was primarily dance music and the King of Western Swing was Bob Wills. Asleep at The Wheel once again pay tribute to Wills on their new album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, which features The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Pokey LaFarge, and Kat Edmonson, among others. We'll talk with lead singer and founder of Asleep At The Wheel , Ray Benson and hear set on stage at World Cafe Live.

Session Setlist
MILES AND MILES OF TEXAS
ROUTE 66
I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
I HEAR YOU TALKING
TEXAS PLAYBOY THEME


Recent Release: Ride With Bob
Release Date: August 10, 1999
Label: Dreamworks Nashville

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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