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

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XPN2 - Jingle Jams

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists. Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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World Cafe Archives

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

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

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The Districts

World Cafe: Next The Districts Leave School & End Up Head Of The Class

January 27, 2014 - It wasn't that long ago that the members of The District were in high school together in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Now after some wise touring (including a SXSW visit last year) and a video of one of the songs (that has over 300,000 views), they have an EP coming out on Fat Possum Records tomorrow.
Their indie and folk-rock influences are like many other bands, but these songs are simply better. You can download two on our World Cafe: Next podcast.

Session Setlist
Rocking Chair
Funeral Beds

Recent Release:The Districts
Release Date: January 28, 2013
Label: Fat Possum Records

Holiday Programming

Holiday Programming
The holidays are upon us, and here at WXPN, we’ll bring you musical reflections on the season between now and January 1st. Check out our complete holiday on-air schedule.