WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Radio

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.
Listen Live

Alberta Cross 07-13-2012

Hear a Live Friday XPN Free At Noon Concert at 12noon ET from WXPN and NPR Music
Broadcast Live Fridays from the stage at World Cafe Live

Alberta Cross As it turns out, Americans don't have a monopoly on Americana. Not in music, at least. Born in New York City bar from the minds of native Londoner Terry Wolfers and Brit-Swede Petter Ericson Stakee, Alberta Cross took the matter of American roots music into their own hands and -- God Save the Queen -- made something great. Their folky, bluesy, old-school rock sound emulates the firm foundations laid by genre greats such as The Band and Neil Young. From gritty rock n' roll numbers like "ATX" from their last album, 2009's Broken Side of Time, to the slow and sincere "Low Man" from 2007's The Thief & The Heartbreaker, Alberta Cross' proven versatility has garnered them a spot in the hearts of alt-country.

Alberta Cross has toured extensively, selling out venues across America and Europe. Now settled in Brooklyn, the band is set for the July 17 release of their their new album, Songs of Patience. They play Johnny Brenda's in Philly on Wednesday, July 11 and Rock N Roll Hotel in D.C. on July 12, before hitting Cincinnati, Nashville, St. Louis and more this summer!

Website: albertacross.net/
Facebook: facebook.com/albertacross
Recent Release: Songs of Patience
Release Date: July 17, 2012
Label: ATO
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

A co-production of WXPN and NPR.org/music.
Made possible by support from XPN Members, and Comcast.

66th annual Pastorius Park Concert lineup announced with Hezekiah Jones, The Lawsuits, Mutlu and...

The 2014 Pastorius Park Concert series has been announed, starting Wednesday, June 18th with Hezekiah Jones. The weekly Wednesday...Read More

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Loop at Kung Fu Necktie, The Revivalists at World Cafe Live, The Behn Gillece Quartet at Underground...

Before there was Pure Phase, before there was Screamadelica, there was Loop. The short-lived UK four-piece blended nervy electronic...Read More

Download “Nathaniel,” a folk-rock electronic song by Everything But The Girl’s Ben Watt

Mostly known for his two decade career with his wife Tracey Thorn in Everything But The Girl, Ben Watt stepped into a career as a DJ...Read More

Revisit Band of Horses’ acoustic show at The Merriam; get amped for their plugged-in show at...

Back in February, XPoNential Music Festival headliners Band of Horses went unplugged on the stage of the Merriam Theater, which was...Read More

Daniel Rossen mixes new and old in rare solo show at Underground Arts

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen played a solo, seated show at Underground Arts on Monday. Best known for his...Read More