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World Cafe Archives

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


Take a little field trip to Barky's Record Store, owned by a cool character who's 87 years young.
Richmond may not be thought of as a marquee music city name, but the artists there are building something really special.
The fast-rising Richmond band performs songs from its sophomore album, Ages, live inside Spacebomb Studios.
Enjoy a live session, recorded at In Your Ear Studios during World Cafe's Sense Of Place trip to Richmond, Va.
From Sparklehorse and Pavement to Silver Jews and, yes, Dave Matthews: our Charlottesville affiliate station managing producer plays guest DJ to help us explore the music of central Virginia.
Hear songs both chaotic and quiet that take on loneliness, staying inside, wondering what it's like outside and how to pass the time.
10 years after her band's debut made her an indie darling, Bethany Cosentino is ready to put some of those early 20s demons - pessimism, depression, instability - to bed.
Members of Celtic punk band The Pogues blend their style with Lost Bayou Ramblers from South Louisiana.
Sophie Allison has a keen understanding of how music works – not just the technical intricacies, but how it all fits together, too.
Get a sneak preview of new songs from a man who has a pretty expansive worldview.
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