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Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Free at Noon

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Due to inclement weather and difficulties travelling to Philly, Mary Chapin Carpenter is unable to do Free At Noon today.
John Flynn will perform today's holiday show.

December 19, 2008
John Flynn Holiday Show
at World Cafe Live

John Flynn joins us today for a special holiday show at World Cafe Live. A co-production of WXPN and NPR Music.

John Flynn, Photo by Jayne Toohey

This Temple University graduate in Political Science intended to become a lawyer, but after finding success writing country music in Nashville, Tennessee for major recording artists, his life took a turn. Luckily, in the early 90s John Flynn decided to step away from the country music scene and come back to Philadelphia where he eagerly began a career in Folk/Americana music. He is a social activist who recently joined Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson on tour to benefit victims of Katrina. He is also an award-winning children's recording artist and heard frequently on WXPN's Kids Corner. John has made several performances at the XPoNential Music Festival, and other festivals and venues across the country. You may have heard him sing as a special guest at the Phillies games too!!

Origin: Philadelphia

Song Clips:
listenA Manatee Sneezed on Me | Santa Claus & Mickey Malone


Serving People in Need - Help Drive Hunger from Our Communities

When you come to XPN's Free At Noon Concerts, bring a can of food to support Philabundance, Delaware Valley's hunger relief organization. Beginning April 25, we'll have drop-off boxes to collect canned goods for the needy. Current priority items include: canned pasta, chili, beef stew, tuna, mac & cheese, ready to eat cereal, pork & beans/ baked beans, green beans, corn, fruit cocktail, creamy peanut butter and/ or grape jelly (plastic containers only), and boxed sugar. Thanks!

Visit our photo gallery of shots from Free At Noon Concerts!WXPN Free at Noon Photo Gallery at Flickr
Click to visit our gallery for photos of the Free At Noon Concerts! Previous concerts include Hall & Oates, O.A.R., Citizen Cope, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kaki King and many more!

Bela Fleck Steve Wynn The Wood brothers Rosanne Cash Shawn Mullins

Concert Archives Include:

Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Sean Lennon, Chris Smith, California Guitar trio, Joan Osborne, Disco Biscuits, Damien Rice, Cold War Kids, Marc Broussard, The Slip, Arlo Guthrie, Alice Smith, The Dears, Barenaked Ladies, and more...

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