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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.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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The Free At Noon with The Lone Bellow at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT but you can WATCH LIVE on VUHAUS.



This week's Free At Noon is The Lone Bellow. If you can't make it to this week's Free At Noon, The Lone Bellow will be performing at the Union Transfer on November 17th, visit the XPN Concert Calendar for all the details.

Sorry this event is SOLD OUT

Recent Release: Walk into a Storm
Release Date: September 15, 2017
Release Label: Masterworks

The Folk Band The Lone Bellow Stay Energized On New Album Then Came The Morning
The Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT, as The Lone Bellow performs a live midday concert on Friday.



Brooklyn-based trio The Lone Bellow released their sophomore album, Then Came the Morning, this week, and they join us next Friday for a live Free at Noon concert. Produced by The National's Aaron Dessner, the album showcases their critically-acclaimed bluesy Americana sound. It's wrapped up in hometown melancholy, captured best on tracks like "Diners" and "To the Woods." Lead singer/songwriter Zach Williams' vocals on "Marietta" are haunting yet catchy, a hybrid that proves The Lone Bellow's second album is even more emblematic than the first. The group is no stranger to Philly, having rocked a main stage slot at the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival in August and an appearance at NonCOMM in 2013. The band headlines Underground Arts on March 24th, but you can catch them live this Friday by RSVPing to the show or tuning in at 88.5 FM or XPN.org.



Recent Release: Then Came the Morning
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Label: Descendant Records

XPN CD of the Month - April, 2013

The Lone Bellow sing every note like it's their last, and do so with honesty and integrity. These songs offer up just the right mix of roots, rock, country and soul, and plenty of emotion.
Hear the Story of The Miraculous Physical Recovery That Lead to The Lone Bellow's Unexpected Debut

April 29, 2013 - Unexpectedly hailing from Brooklyn, New York is The Lone Bellow, a country-rock trio whose members have long resided in the roots of the South.
<>h3>XPN CD of the Month - April, 2013 The Lone Bellow sing every note like it's their last, and do so with honesty and integrity. These songs offer up just the right mix of roots, rock, country and soul, and plenty of emotion.
The Lone Bellow mixes folksy roots, rock and roll, a little bit of soul, and gorgeous, close harmonies..

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.