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Vanessa Parr On World Cafe

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The seasoned engineer behind hits from Lucinda Williams and Rhiannon Giddens gives fans a look on the other side of the glass.


The Queen Of Soul: Celebrating Aretha Franklin's Immeasurable Contributions

Thursday, August 16, 2018

It is overwhelming to imagine just how many molecules and how many mountains Aretha Franklin has moved with her music.


Death Cab For Cutie Is Thankful For 20 Years Of Memories

Thursday, August 16, 2018

"We're still considered by virtually everybody as an indie band," says Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard.


'More A Conversation Than A Canon:' How Do We Decide Greatness In The Present Tense?

Thursday, August 09, 2018

To celebrate our list of the 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+, a group of contributors gathered to talk about the artists who are defying labels, blazing trails and reclaiming history today.


serpentwithfeet On World Cafe

Monday, August 06, 2018

A live performance of songs from one of the most intriguing albums of the year, soil.


Boz Scaggs On World Cafe

Friday, August 03, 2018

Boz Scagg's new music traces back to an early love of the blues that he first fell in love with growing up in Texas and Oklahoma.


World Cafe Nashville: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Thursday, August 02, 2018

This undefinable five-piece band boasts a blend of charisma, musical chops, sing-along harmonies and breakneck creativity.


Amanda Shires On World Cafe

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mama wants to change that Nashville sound.


World Cafe Encore Week: Revisiting The Past Year Of Studio Sessions

Monday, July 23, 2018

Listen back to some of the best World Cafe interviews and performances of the past year including Courtney Barnett, David Crosby, Natalie Prass and many more.


Dessa On World Cafe

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dessa, a raconteur rapper and slick singer who studied philosophy and dabbled in slam poetry, is one of the most anomalous artists in music today.


'Change Is Never Easy': Dave Matthews' Past Motivates His Present

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dave Matthews' opinions on U.S. race relations, excitement for a new band line-up and acceptance of "Crash Into Me" are all products of reflection.


Neko Case Has Been Through Hell And Back

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Case reflects on a solitary childhood, the fire that consumed her house, the subjugation of women and the fate of humanity, and performs songs from her latest album, Hell-On.


Frank Turner Breaks Down The 'Collective Problem' With Politics

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The message of Turner's new album Be More Kind applies both to the ways we treat the world around us and the way we treat ourselves.


Dawes On World Cafe

Monday, July 09, 2018

Songwriting and musicianship aside, one of the things fans latch on to is that this band feels like a good hang.


The Record Company On World Cafe

Friday, July 06, 2018

The members of the trio talk about All of This Life, their relentless work ethic and the surprising similarities between touring in a rock and roll band and growing up on a dairy farm.


Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

LaMontagne shares life stories, including how he met his wife at 8 years old, and performs songs from his latest album 'Part of the Light.'


Ruen Brothers On World Cafe

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hear the story of how the brothers went from singing in the pubs of an old steel town outside London to recording at Rick Rubin's Shangri La Studios in Malibu.


Kississippi On World Cafe

Friday, June 22, 2018

After some ups and downs, Zoe Reynolds persisted and independently released her debut album. Hear a live performance.


Bettye LaVette On World Cafe

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

At 72 years old, LaVette is back with a deep dive into Bob Dylan's songbook for her latest record Things Have Changed.


Natalie Prass On World Cafe

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Rather than taking on an acid tongue, Prass digs into the sweeter possibilities — that tough times can make people stick together, stand up and be counted and even dance.