World Cafe

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Irish singer-songwriter Paul Brady is not just one of Ireland’s most acclaimed artists, but one of folk music’s most acclaimed, as well. 

Alt-everything musician Beck has been an influential, creative force for two decades and counting.

Today's World Cafe is a celebration of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant.

The daughter of country superstar Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash has built an impressive reputation of her own with a unique brand of country music. 

As one of alt-country's leading troubadours, Ryan Adams has been crafting melodic and heartfelt pop/rock songs with a country twang for two decades.

Peter Gabriel is one of the best-known names on the planet when it comes to prog rock.

St. Vincent is the stage name for multi-instrumentalist, indie queen, Annie Clark.

Today's World Cafe session is an exciting double-header, featuring two well-known folk acts with strong ties. San Francisco's Vetiver, led by psychedelic folkster Andy Cabic, has often featured the lead singer of the other band today, The Fruit Bat's Eric Johnson.

While many might drive themselves mad by remaining isolated during three rough winter months in Wisconsin, Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) translated this retreat into a masterful album.

The legend of Zach Condon and Beirut is the stuff of the classic American indie music dream.