Rockabilly specialist J.D. McPherson will grace the stage for this week's edition of Free at Noon, making for a swinging midday dance party downstairs at World Cafe Live. The Oklahoma native released his album Signs and Signifiers in 2012 and is currently on tour, gearing up for the release of his sophomore album next year and playing at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem for this year's Musikfest on August 8th. Before he makes the trek out to Bethlehem, he’ll play a live midday set at the Free At Noon. Join us at World Cafe Live on August 8th for a rockin' free performance, or tune in at 88.5 FM or xpn.org.
Trigger Hippy is a roots rock powerhouse formed in 2009, whose prominent members include guitarist Jackie Greene and drummer Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes, along with longtime singer/songwriter Joan Osbourne. The band joins us for a live midday concert on Friday, August 1st. So far, Trigger Hippy has only released one self-titled EP - four songs of blistering, blues-infused rock and roll – along with a live album recorded at the 2012 Wanee Festival in Live Oak, Florida. But they have plans to release a new album soon later this year, after they perform at WXPN's XPoNential Festival on Sunday July 27. Later on this summer, they'll headline the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pa on August 16, get tickets here.
When Kevin Bacon isn't busy starring in legendary movies like Mystic River or Apollo 13, he's playing in his folk rock band, The Bacon Brothers, with his brother, Michael Bacon. The Philadelphia-born duo released their first album, Forosoco, in 1997, and have released six more albums since, including a live performance at the John Harm's Center for the Arts in Englewood, New Jersey back in 2003, and a greatest hits album called Philadelphia Road - The Best of the Bacon Brothers. Catch them Friday afternoon, July 11th, when they perform as a part of XPN's Free At Noon series at the World Cafe Live. Also, be sure to catch another intimate performance with the band when they headline the Sellersville Theater that night. Ticketing information can be found here.