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Live at the World Cafe, Volume 39 and 40 are now available for retail sale!

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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.
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Conversations from the World Cafe

Enjoy engaging discussions with some of today's most important artists hosted by David Dye of the World Cafe. Tune in every Wednesday at 10pm on WXPN 88.5FM

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After 35 years, the three women who make up this Japanese band have cemented their status as cult heroes and pop-punk icons.
The North Carolina band has been singing the praises of dirt-track racing, Little Debbie pastries and kudzu for over 30 years.
Watch the 20-year-old guitarist, whose new album was produced by Warren Haynes, play "Virginia" live in Philadelphia.
The natural-born fiddler performs songs from a new album born just a few days before her daughter.
"I didn't set out to write any of this stuff. It was kind of just what was eating at me," lead singer Patterson Hood says of the politically charged songs on the Truckers' latest album.
Ellis' new fourth album is a gorgeous, diverse collection of richly human roots-country music.
"Radio was my freedom as a kid," Strand of Oaks' Tim Showalter says. "No internet, no scene, no way to find music except radio."
Americana's Emerging Artist of the Year plays live onstage at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Watch the performance and a conversation with NPR Music's Ann Powers.
The Brooklyn-to-Nashville transplant combines humor and pizzazz with monster guitar chops on his new record, Silver Tears.
The singer-songwriter's latest work has an optimistic, outward-facing spirit inspired by her new front porch in Woodstock, N.Y.
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