World Cafe Guests

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

Guests

Sense of Place: Toronto Memoryhouse Plays Us Brand New Music

November 22, 2013 - For our Sense of Place visit to Toronto we had a chance to do a session with the band Memoryhouse, a two piece featuring singer Denise Nouvion and composer arranger Evan Abeele.
Amos Lee Warms Up On Stage And In Conversation

November 22, 2013 - Amos Lee is our guest today with live performances from the stage of World Cafe Live. Amos released his first album in 2005.
British Sensation London Grammar With The Irresistible Voice of Hannah Reid Arrives Stateside

We are very excited to have the British band London Grammar in for a session today. They formed in 2009 while students at University in Nottinham and are composed of Hannah Reid on vocals, Dan Rothman on guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Dot Major.
Sense of Place: Toronto Free Downloads Of Five New Bands To Watch From Chromewaves Blog!

November 20, 2013 - Frank Yang is the Toronto-based founder and author of the blog Chromewaves. He started the blog in 2002 as an outlet to write about his various interests, which he lists as "indie rock, movies, television, comic books, and pop culture in general".
Sense of Place: Toronto - Exclusive Stripped Down Session With Metric Featuring Music From Synthetica

November 20, 2013 - Our Toronto Sense of Place Series continues today with a wonderful stripped down session with Metric. The band was formed in Toronto in 1998 by vocalist/keyboardist Emily Haines and guitarist James Shaw who join us today.
19 Year Old Jake Bugg - His Debut Album And A Song To Download

November 20, 2013 - The 19 Year old British sensation Jake Bugg joins us live today. Jake’s first album, released last October, went to # 1 on the British charts. The acclaim didn’t stop there.
Sense of Place: Toronto Feist Vintage Cafe from 2007

November 18, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist for our Sense of Place visit to Toronto are July Talk, a Toronto-based five piece band, co-led by vocalists Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay. Their debut album came out in October of 2012 on White Girl records.
Sense of Place From The CBC, It’s Q Radio Host Jian Ghomeshi

As our Sense of Place: Toronto series continues today as we talk with Jian Ghomeshi on the set of his very popular CBC radio and TV show Q. The show covers arts and culture daily with in depth interviews.
Songwriter Jimmy Webb Tells The Stories Behind His Classics

November 15, 2013 - Jimmy Webb is a songwriter, composer, and singer who has written hits including "Up, Up and Away," "By the Time I get to Phoenix," "Galveston," and "MacArthur Park."
On Okkervil River’s New The Siver Gymnasium It’s 1987 In Small Town New Hampshire

November 14, 2013 - Our session today with Okkervil River features music from the band’s new album The Silver Gymnasium. The album is an homage to lead singer Will Sheff’s childhood growing up in Meriden, New Hampshire in 1987.
Page 10 of 45

World Cafe Guest Search

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

Goodnight Lights throw a house party for four in their “Convinced” video

It’s like the crash after a long night of throwing back Lagers and oily pepperoni pizza and wondering where the rest of your...Read More

A resurrected Veruca Salt will rock the TLA with its original lineup on July 22nd

All four original members of Nineties alternative rock band Veruca Salt have reunited, are releasing two new songs this Saturday on...Read More

Natalie Merchant headlining the TLA with a new album in tow on June 11th

Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, who recently recorded a World Cafe session during WXPN’s Big Day Out event, is playing the...Read More