World Cafe

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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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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

NPR Music's Ann Powers

NPR Music's Ann Powers Photo by Jimmy Sutton
What’s NPR Music’s Ann Powers Looking Forward To In 2015?

What’s NPR Music’s Ann Powers Looking Forward To In 2015? After all this looking back at what was the best of 2014, it is time to welcome NPR Music’s Ann Powers to explore some of the releases she is looking forward to coming early in 2015. As we have come to expect from her award winning writing in print and on the web, Ann Powers helps us understand the middle and explore the edges. She brings us new music from Oklahoma’s retro-rocker JD McPherson, Seattle’s female hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction and a brand new country duo from Nashville Striking Matches.

Session Setlist
JD McPherson - “Bossy”
THeEsatisfaction - “WERQ”
Striking Matches - “Nothing But Silence