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On 'Neon Cross,' Jaime Wyatt Overcomes Her Past Like A True Country Outlaw

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

"For some people, the spirit of outlaw still is being an outsider," the country artist says,. From divorce, coming out and coping with addiction, being an outsider informs the music of Neon Bible.


U.S. Girls' Meg Remy Turns 'Less Is More' Upside Down

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Over time, the sound and lineup of U.S. Girls has evolved from just Meg Remy. On the group's latest record, Heavy Light, up to 20 musicians recorded in the studio at the same time.


Classic World Cafe: John Mayer En Route To Superstardom

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Today, you can pretend it's 2001: John Mayer visits the World Cafe just after the release of his debut album Room For Squares, which sold over 4 million copies and won him his first Grammy award.


How The War On Drugs Perfected The Art Of The Socially Distanced Livestream

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The leader of The War on Drugs, Adam Granduciel, talks from his LA home about how the band perfected performing together, even though they were recording from places all across the country.


LA Radio DJ Nic Harcourt On 5 Recent Local Music Discoveries

Friday, May 08, 2020

Kicking off the World Cafe Sense Of Place series in Los Angeles, local radio legend Nic Harcourt shares his favorite new discoveries.


Steve Earle Tells The Story Of A West Virginian Mining Disaster Through Song

Friday, May 01, 2020

Earle knows the value of storytelling as a way to find our shared humanity. He used that talent to write the music for a play called Coal Country and make his latest album, Ghosts of West Virginia.


Classic World Cafe: Sheryl Crow On Her Debut Album, 'Tuesday Night Music Club'

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Today, you can pretend it's 1993: One month ago, a new singer-songwriter named Sheryl Crow released her debut album called Tuesday Night Music Club, but it wasn't an immediate success.


Stream Our Public Radio Music Day Playlist, Featuring Songs About The Radio

Thursday, April 16, 2020

From Steely Dan's "FM" to Donna Summer's "On The Radio," from R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe" to LL Cool J's "I Can't Live Without My Radio," stream our playlist to celebrate Public Radio Music Day.


Life Has Been Unpredictable For Maggie Koerner

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The New Orleans artist was on her way to getting a master's degree in child psychology when a friend inspired her to focus on music. Hear her soulful, powerful, voice in this session.


Caroline Rose On 'Superstar', A Concept Album Recorded While She Gained Fame

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

In the aftermath of her previous album Loner's success, Caroline Rose's new record is a concept album about a person who wants to be famous.


A Virginia Music History Lesson With WNRN's Desiré Moses

Thursday, March 26, 2020

From Sparklehorse and Pavement to Silver Jews and, yes, Dave Matthews: our Charlottesville affiliate station managing producer plays guest DJ to help us explore the music of central Virginia.


A Playlist For The Socially Distanced

Monday, March 23, 2020

Hear songs both chaotic and quiet that take on loneliness, staying inside, wondering what it's like outside and how to pass the time.


'Everything Has Changed' For Best Coast

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

10 years after her band's debut made her an indie darling, Bethany Cosentino is ready to put some of those early 20s demons — pessimism, depression, instability — to bed.


Soccer Mommy Is In Control

Friday, March 13, 2020

Sophie Allison has a keen understanding of how music works – not just the technical intricacies, but how it all fits together, too.


Aubrie Sellers Talks About Her Journey In 'Far From Home'

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In this session, hear Sellers perform songs from her new album. We also discuss her journey and the joy of anonymity in a new place.


Great Grandpa Hits Its Stride On 'Four Of Arrows'

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Hear a mini-concert of songs from the band's sophomore album in this session.


Nathaniel Rateliff Finds The Light Through A Lot Of Darkness

Friday, February 28, 2020

Known for his gruff, tattooed, bearded look and his foot-stomping, sing-along songs, Rateliff has released a soul-baring new solo record.


Listening To Twin Peaks Is Like Wearing Your Favorite Sweater

Monday, February 24, 2020

The band is made up of five close friends who've been playing together for 10 years. You can hear that sense of close collaboration in this mini-concert.


Madison McFerrin's Hypnotic Music Will Pull You In

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The daughter of Bobby McFerrin, Madison is like a hypnotist: She creates expansive, atmospheric grooves that grow and bloom, layer by layer.


Central Virginia Music Scene 101 With WNRN's Desiré Moses

Friday, February 14, 2020

For next month's Sense Of Place, we go from Charlottesville to Richmond. Today we explore both cities with WNRN's managing producer, music writer and host Desiré Moses.