WXPN Radio

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

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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

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

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World Cafe Archives

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

Folk Alley

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

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Tom Petty is coming to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday July 1st and the show is SOLD OUT! BUT, we have a pair of front row tickets for YOU! Make a pledge to support XPN TODAY ONLY and you will be entered to win a pair of front row tickets to see Tom Petty on July 1st, with Peter Wolf as the opening act! When you become a new member at $12/month, you'll not only be entered to win a pair of pit tickets to this show, but you'll also pick up the World Cafe 25th Anniversary CD Set or the brand new tee featuring David Dye! This contest is TODAY ONLY so make your pledge now at XPN.org. No pledge is necessary to enter the contest and XPN Sustaining Members are automatically entered. Get complete contest rules at XPN.org. Thanks!

If you're like me, you always look forward to a new TOM PETTY release. He's never quite gotten the critical acclaim that he possibly deserves, despite the fact that he's certainly been given respect over the years by music writers and has sold millions of records. Petty's kind of like the corner bar version of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and/or BOB DYLAN - and that's no slight, by the way. Never as downright poetic as Dylan (but then again, who is?) or as cinematic as Springsteen, T.P. nevertheless is an important American rocker, and one who has penned and performed more than his fair share of classic anthems. His contribution to the culture is quite remarkable, come to think of it.