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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.
World Cafe: Next - The “Jimi Hendrix of The Kora” and Joe Driscoll

Febuary 10, 2014 - For our World Cafe: Next we have a unique duo. Sekou Kouyate, from Guinea in West Africa, is the "Jimi Hendrix of the kora," electrifying the many stringed African Harp, and Joe Driscoll is an American living in England who is a rapper, beat boxer and loop maker.
Angel Olsen Comes Into Her Own On Second Album

Febuary 03, 2014 - We welcome Angel Olsen as our World Cafe: Next artist this week. After making a debut solo album, the new one from this Missouri native, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, is a band affair recorded this past summer in North Carolina.
World Cafe: Next The Districts Leave School & End Up Head Of The Class

January 27, 2014 - It wasn't that long ago that the members of The District were in high school together in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Now after some wise touring (including a SXSW visit last year) and a video of one of the songs (that has over 300,000 views), they have an EP coming out on Fat Possum Records tomorrow.
World Cafe: Next- Lake Street Dive Dazzle

January 20, 2014 - Time for a new World Cafe: Next artist and we can ignore the buzz about Lake Street Dive no longer. The quartet that originally formed in Boston out of The New England Conservatory combines great instrumental virtuosity with a love of singing pop and roots influenced music with jazzy flair.
World Cafe: Next Band Boston’s Quilt Patch It All Together On Second Album Held In Splendor

January 13, 2014 - Anna Fox Rochinski, Shane Butler, and John Andrews are the Boston based psych-folk band Quilt.
World Cafe: Next – Our First For The New Year is Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Royalty

January 6, 2014 - A new World Cafe: Next artist, our first of the new year. It is a Washington, DC based band called U.S. Royalty. Fronted by brothers John and Paul Thornley they who are putting out their second album Blue Sunshine on January 21st.
Every week we pick a new band or artist to showcase because we think their music needs to be heard.

December 23, 2013 - Here are five that got a little traction in 2013. Parquet Courts released an album and an EP in 2013 and their shambolic punk influenced attitude caught many rock and roll fans.
World Cafe: Next - Ryley Walker’s New West Wind EP Has Swirling Psych-folk Guitar Plus Great Songs

December 16, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is the Chicago based guitarist Ryley Walker. He is a singer-songwriter but on his psych-folk EP, The West Wind, it is easy to get lost in the swirling guitars.
World Cafe: Next - Galway’s Dott Play “Grunge In The Nicest Possible Way!”

December 10, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is a brand new band from Galway, Ireland called Dott.
World Cafe: Next - Courtney Barnett: Ride The Wave Of This 25 Year Old Australian’s Extraordinary Lyrics

Courtney Barnett is a 25 years old from Melbourne, Australia. She has been self-releasing EPs since 2012 and two have now been made more available in The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
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