World Cafe 20th Anniversary

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Celebrating 20 Years of Musical Discovery
Listen to the archived audio performances from the 20th Anniversary Weekend.

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Amos Lee
Philly singer-songwriter Amos Lee toured earlier this year with Adele. In his recent release, Mission Bell Amos brought together a standout list of people and music. The album is on many "Best of 2011 Lists" and features Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown and Calexico as guests. Amos closed out the weekend for us with live versions of "Windows Are Rolled Down," "Change Is Gonna Come" and a few others.

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Tedeschi Trucks Band formed in 2010 as a way for married couple Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi to officially collaborate as musicians. Grammy-winning slide guitar prodigy, Derek Trucks has his own critically acclaimed six-piece Derek Trucks Band. Multiple Grammy Nominee, Susan Tedeschi is no stranger to fame either. On their recent release Revelator, the band displays their supreme musicianship and respect for music of all varieties. Hear the Tedeschi Trucks Band play "Midnight," "Wade In The Water" and a few more.

Rhett Miller
Rhett Miller is the main man of rock'n'roll outfit the Old 97's and has a successful solo career. His first release on his own came in 1989, and since then, he's created three more. His most recent, put out in 2009, was self-titled and entirely alt-country. Called his best yet, Rhett Miller also has indie-pop and adult alternative highlights, and features Miller's eloquent lyrics. Listen to Rhett's Sunday performance where he plays "Doreen," "Designs On You," "American Girl" and a few others.

Indigo Girls
Now celebrating their 20+ year career, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers remain as creative as ever. Recognized as major label darlings, they maintain an independent feel with their warm and crisp acoustic guitars, exploratory R&B and intertwined melodic vocals. The Indigo Girls latest release, Beauty Queen Sister continues to entrance us. Listen to live versions of "Beauty Queen Sister," "Share The Moon," old favorite "Closer To Fine," and more.

John Hiatt
Any rock 'n' roll lover can appreciate John Hiatt's gruff yet endearing voice and his amazing guitar playing. He's just released his 20th album, Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns, the latest in a discography that started in 1974. Hiatt played live Friday night, October 28 faturing "Damn This Town," "Thing Called Love" (a song he wrote that Bonnie Raitt famously covered), and "Drive South," and a few others!

The Jayhawks   
At the core of The Jayhawks' alt-country sound is the paired talent of Gary Louris and Mark Olson. These guys have it all: impeccable guitar runs, smooth harmonies and tremendous songwriting. Listen to The Jayhawks' performance at World Cafe Live At The Queen.
Ani DiFranco
The Buffalo, N.Y., native has toured the nation and the world, playing her energetic brand of folk music and reeling off lyrics that sometimes resemble funky stream-of-consciousness exercises. She played to a sold out crowd and you can listen to Ani DiFranco's performance from the World Cafe 20th Anniversary Concert at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster.

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