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World Cafe Archives

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


Yanya's debut album, Miss Universe, shows off the unique melodies and grounded guitar playing that first earned her attention.
Joshua Karpeh, who records as Cautious Clay, shares his story, reflects on his decision to leave real estate to pursue music full time and explains how being raised by a single mom inspired him.
Co-Founder Jimmy Shaw gave up the producer reins for the first time for Metric's seventh album, Art of Doubt.
Dried animal bones, thrift store cutlery, baby shoes and yes, a suitcase. Matt Lorenz has turned all these found objects into instruments for his one-man band.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band members — connected by birth or by choice — have been living together on tour for long enough that they count as relatives.
When listening to Lewis' latest, On the Line, a detail that made you laugh the first time might make you tearful the next.
Silvas couldn't believe the tight-knit community of supportive songwriters she found in Nashville. Those collaborators helped Silvas make her latest album, E.G.O.
Label Founder Menno Versteeg explains why he feels that caring for artists' mental health is, at least in part, a record label's responsibility.
The folk and rock mainstay shares her story and the values that guided her choices along the way.
King's latest album Scenery rings out with joy and hope. The production is a stunning combination of jazz-inflected R&B and '80s pop.
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