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Here's To New Beginnings: A Playlist For 2021
Congratulations! You made it! Now that 2020 is over and 2021 has begun, here's a playlist that's about the hope of a new day.
Cozy Up With Andrew Bird As He Performs Holiday Songs From 'Hark!'
Bird's holiday album is a collection of covers and originals that some might not view as Christmas material at all.
The Bird And The Bee Gives Holiday Classics A Fresh Perspective
The duo's bright electro-pop sound works perfectly for reimagined songs like "Sleigh Ride" and "Hallelujah Chorus."
World Cafe Picks The Best Songs Of 2020
Explore a playlist full of 2020 highlights, including songs by big stars (Jason Isbell, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift) and up-and-comers (Bonny Light Horseman, Arlo Parks, Devon Gilfillian).
Billy Corgan Performs Acoustic Versions Of Smashing Pumpkins Songs, New And Old
If you dive into the new Smashing Pumpkins album,
, you might not be getting what you'd expect, and that's exactly what Billy Corgan wants. He performs solo in this session.
Michael Mwenso Shares A Collection Of Protest Songs
You might know him as a musician and bandleader, but Mwenso can now add "teacher" to his list of accomplishments.
It Took Maggie Rogers Lots Of Hard Work To Reach "Overnight Success"
Before the 2016 viral video with Pharrell Williams in her class at NYU, Maggie Rogers had been making and releasing music for years - and now, you can hear some of of it on her new release,
Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011-2016
Our 2020 Nashville Music Recap
In this episode, World Cafe's Nashville correspondent and NPR pop critic Ann Powers brings you some of the artists from the Music City that you might have missed this year.
Mike Scott Leans Into The Poetry Of His Lyrics On 'Good Luck, Seeker'
Scott's continuing artistic curiosity has led to all sorts of sounds from The Waterboys. On the latest album, we see Scott explore the art of spoken word.
Bruce Hornsby Shares The Stories Behind 'Non-Secure Connection'
Hornsby's latest album features collaborations with James Mercer of The Shins and the late Leon Russell â€“ the latter of which is a reworking of an old song they wrote decades back.
Loudon Wainwright III Chose Songs From The Early 1900s For His Latest Album
Lido Pimienta Opens Up And Performs Live
Jess Cornelius Captures The Uncertainty That Comes With Big Life Changes
Low Cut Connie Sets Out To 'Change The Molecules In The Room'
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