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Monday, September 12, 2016
The Grateful Dead guitarist co-wrote the new song with Josh Ritter. It's a haunting tune, sung in the voice of a father as he buries his daughter.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Not every partnership is built to last. From The White Stripes to Sonny & Cher, here are 10 talented, if temporary, musical duos.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Conjure up the sounds of the beach with some of the quintessential surf-rock band's best tracks.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
The competitive spirit may reign at the Olympics, but these songs — featuring musicians from this year's host country — are all about international collaboration.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
These five collaborators and musical influences, including Floyd Miles and Derek Trucks, have helped shape the pioneering blues-rock musician's career.
Friday, August 05, 2016
Many great artists take a while to reach their zenith, but how many artists' careers were defined by their first albums?
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Indulge in '90s nostalgia with a playlist highlighting The Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair and more.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Autumn tends to be prime new-music season, but the summer's not over yet. Preview five albums due during next month's relative calm.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
In honor of World Cafe's recent interview with X's John Doe, hear a playlist of influential punk.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Today's World Cafe guest, Frightened Rabbit, inspires this weekend's list of fellow Glasgow bands.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
The California band lets the world become its studio for its shiny new album Sunlit Youth. In an anthemic track, it embraces reinvention.
Monday, July 04, 2016
Join World Cafe for a countdown of the 10 most-played songs on public radio's rock stations this year.
Friday, June 24, 2016
The genre-defining singer joined World Cafe in 2002 for a career-spanning conversation.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
"I'm trying to correct mistakes I made before and do it right," Will Sheff says of his forthcoming album, Away. The opening track is a gorgeous seven-minute ride of reflection and metaphor.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Ray LaMontagne says the shape of his sixth album, Ouroboros, revealed itself to him as a whole in a dream. An easy-to-interpret dream, at that: A colorful puzzle representing the songs assembled itself as a whole picture as he slept.
LaMontagne worked with My Morning Jacket's ...
Saturday, February 13, 2016
There was a time when the world of World Cafe and the world of the Grammys only intersected with a few Contemporary Folk nominees. These days, that category doesn't even exist — hello, Americana! — and World Cafe guests like Melbourne's Courtney Barnett are cropping up ...
Friday, February 05, 2016
The imminent release of The Lumineers' second album, Cleopatra, warrants the cliche "long-awaited." It isn't simply the fact that the self-titled debut by the unassuming Denver trio came out almost four years ago (April 2012), but because it was the rare case of a new folk-rock artist making a ...
Monday, December 14, 2015
David Dye has been hosting NPR's World Cafe for almost 25 years. Needless to say, he's heard his fair share of music in that time, but each year offers something new and different to love.
This year, Dye fell for a mix of albums spanning many forms of ...
Friday, August 07, 2015
The highlight of World Cafe's recent Sense Of Place visit to Stockholm, Sweden, was a session recorded at X-Level Studios. Guests included The Amazing and Jose Gonzalez — and Peter Bjorn And John, who treated the show to some brand-new, unreleased songs from an album currently ...
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Saun & Starr — that's Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe — have spent many years singing soul and R&B in and around New York City. After meeting at an open-mic night in 1986, Lowe and Williams became fast friends and musical partners; the two eventually began singing ...