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World Cafe: 20th-Anniversary Concert Highlights

World Cafe: 20th-Anniversary Concert Highlights

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Watch Dawes and Mumford & Sons Perform 'When My Time Comes'

Set Lists

The Little Willies:

  • "Diesel Smoke"
  • "Lovesick Blues"

Indigo Girls:

  • "Beauty Queen Sister"
  • "Share The Moon"
  • "Closer To Fine"

John Hiatt:

  • "Damn This Town"
  • "Thing Called Love"
  • "Drive South"

The Tedeschi Trucks Band:

  • "Midnight"
  • "Wade In The Water"


  • "A Little Bit of Everything"
  • "Time Spent In Los Angeles"
  • "Fire Away"


  • "Graveyard"
  • "How Come You Never Go There"
  • "So Sorry"

Rhett Miller:

  • "Doreen"
  • "Designs On You"
  • "American Girl"

Amos Lee:

  • "Windows Are Rolled Down"
  • "Change Is Gonna Come"

Today's show features live performances from some of our favorite World Cafe artists, straight from our 20th-anniversary celebration concerts.

Over the course of a single weekend: Supergroup The Little Willies played rocking alt-country with the help of Norah Jones; the Indigo Girls shined with warm and crisp acoustic guitars and exploratory R&B; John Hiatt brought his gruff-yet-endearing voice and amazing guitar work; The Tedeschi Trucks Band displayed its supreme musicianship and genre-hopping exploration of soul, blues, '70s funk, '60s rock and a variety of world-music sounds; Dawes went for the gut with emotional Americana, even teaming up with Mumford & Sons for a memorable duet; Feist brought her naturally smoky, romantic voice, shimmering instrumentals, and starry indie pop center stage with songs from her most recent album, Metals; Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller crooned eloquent songs from his recent eponymous solo alt-country album; and, finally, Philadelphia's Amos Lee showcased the range of his folk and soul-tinged songwriting by performing songs from his record, Mission Bell.

It was a weekend celebration not to be forgotten. Relive it here, on today's installment of World Cafe.

This episode originally aired Nov. 11, 2011.

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