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.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
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Suze Rotolo has been described as the '60s muse of Bob Dylan, the girl behind some of his most moving love songs and rousing political statements set to music.

Holding a title as one of the best guitarists in Nashville has to mean that you've achieved something of a legendary status in the music world--and that's exactly what Buddy Miller has done.

For over three decades, Steve Earle has helped define modern country music.

The Joy Formidable has its roots in childhood friendship.

Son of Paul McCartney, the former Beatle and one of the most commercially successful songwriters of all time, it should come as no surprise that James McCartney has the music in him--as well as other artistry.

Formed in 1989, the alternative folk-art pop band from Cincinnati, Ohio currently features a married couple, bassist/pianist Linford Detweiler and classically trained lead singer Karin Bergquist.

The indie rock duo, The Kills, came together when Alison “VV” Mosshart heard British guitarist Jamie “Hotel” Hince practicing in a hotel for a band he was in at the time.

The Mountain Goats are John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, and Jon Wurster, and they've been around, in one form or another, since 1991.

John Paul White and Joy Williams hail from very different parts of the country (Alabama and Cali, respectively), and both are free spirits when it comes to their solo music careers.

Stemming from New York's pulsating underground music scene in 2001, TV on the Radio has grown into genre fusing, rock masterminds.