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Jason Isbell On World Cafe

Monday, July 24, 2017

Isbell discusses the ways his daughter Mercy's childhood differs from his own and how being a dad has influenced his new music. Hear the conversation, including a surprise cameo from Mercy herself.


Encore Week: Father John Misty, Alison Krauss, David Crosby And More

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hear five World Cafe sessions from the last few months that are worth a second listen.


Fleet Foxes On World Cafe

Friday, July 14, 2017

Lead singer Robin Pecknold says the band's new album, Crack-Up, is the kind of record he's always wanted to make. Hear a live performance and conversation with Pecknold in this session.


World Cafe Nashville: Sun Seeker

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Inspired by The Band and Pavement alike, Sun Seeker's music is a unique blend of Southern whimsy and fuzzy, melodic rock. Hear a live performance.


Paul Shaffer On World Cafe

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

With a career defined by his stint as one of the most lovable bandleaders on late-night TV, Shaffer now brings The World's Most Dangerous Band to World Cafe for a performance and interview.


Angelica Garcia On World Cafe

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The young singer-songwriter performs music from her ghostly, sophisticated debut, created while she was living in a 200-year-old Gothic home in Virginia.


Sweet Spirit On World Cafe

Monday, July 10, 2017

This punchy, powerful band features up to nine members onstage at any given time. Hear a live performance and an interview with co-founders Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen.


Allison Crutchfield On World Cafe

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Crutchfield's solo debut, Tourist In This Town, sees her confronting endings and changes. She tells that story and performs a few songs live for World Cafe.


World Cafe Nashville: Daddy Issues

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Formed out of friendship, the trio blends a love of noise with powerful melodicism and a knack for capturing the ups and downs of millennial life.


Kevin Morby On World Cafe

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

While making City Music, Morby looked to Lou Reed's legacy for the confidence to experiment. He tells World Cafe about the album and the role New York has played in his story.


Ani DiFranco On World Cafe

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DiFranco's 20th studio album is textured and ambitious. In this session, she performs two songs and shares some personal stories about her childhood and the relationships she's sought out.


Phoenix On World Cafe

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hear the band perform songs from Ti Amo — an album that's surprisingly lighthearted, given the string of attacks that struck Phoenix's French homeland as work on the record progressed.


Rev. Sekou And North Mississippi Allstars On World Cafe

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sekou's new album, In Times Like These, was produced by Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, who join him for a live performance in this session.


World Cafe Salutes The Summer

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

There are as many ways to celebrate summer as there are songs about the season. Hear a mix of tunes for the warmer months, from "Heat Wave" to "Summertime Sadness."


Girlpool On World Cafe

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Having expanded its roster and its sound, the LA band visits World Cafe to perform the title track of its latest album.


(Sandy) Alex G On World Cafe

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

After playing guitar on a pair of Frank Ocean records last year, the 20-something Philadelphia rocker has released his own eighth album, Rocket.


World Cafe Nashville: The CMA Fest Experience

Monday, June 19, 2017

The annual festival is a chance for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite country stars — and to discover new artists. Ann Powers and Jewly Hight report back from this year's event.


Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah On World Cafe

Monday, June 19, 2017

Enjoy a live performance from the trumpet virtuoso who's stretching modern jazz music to include flavors of hip-hop, trap and West African percussion.


The Mavericks On World Cafe

Friday, June 09, 2017

Hear a mini-concert performance from the World Cafe Live stage in Philadelphia, PA.


BJ Leiderman On World Cafe

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

He's composed the themes for programs like Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and Morning Edition. Now Leiderman joins World Cafe to share his own album of original rock and roll songs.