Alberta Cross In Concert

  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN
  • Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Hide caption
    Alberta Cross performed songs from his new album at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
    Laura Jane Brubaker/WXPN

1 of 15

View slideshow i

Concerts

Alberta Cross In ConcertXPN

Alberta Cross In Concert

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156742934/156747839" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Born in a New York City bar from the minds of Londoner Terry Wolfers and Brit/Swede Petter Ericson Stakee, Alberta Cross crafts a distinct variation on American roots music. The band's use of folk and blues traditions within an old-school rock template works off the firm foundations laid by the likes of The Band and Neil Young. From gritty rock 'n' roll songs like "ATX" (from 2009's Broken Side of Time) to the slow and sincere "Low Man" (from 2007's The Thief & The Heartbreaker), Alberta Cross has proven versatile and enduring.

The band has toured extensively, selling out venues across America and Europe, and is preparing for the release of its new album, Songs of Patience, out next week. Hear old and new songs here, performed on the Philadelphia stage of World Cafe Live.

Set List:

  • "Crate of Gold"
  • "Lay Down"
  • "Magnolia"
  • "Money for the Weekend (Pocket Full of Shame)"
  • "Wasteland"
  • "Come On Maker"
  • "Low Man"
  • "ATX"
[+] read more[-] less

More From Rock

From left: Rebecca Lovell, Elvis Costello, Glen Hansard, Conor O'Brien and Megan Lovell at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival. Josh Wool for Newport Folk Festival hide caption

toggle caption Josh Wool for Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival

Elvis Costello, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Hear Costello perform with several special guests, including Glen Hansard and Middle Brother.

Elvis Costello, Live At Newport Folk 2016

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/487843423/487843997" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Carly Commando of Slingshot Dakota in a scene from the video for "Paycheck." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

All Songs TV

First Watch: Slingshot Dakota, 'Paycheck'

The D.I.Y. punk-pop duo has been around for a decade, but it's only just released a video.

Violent Femmes perform at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

Violent Femmes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Hear the off-again, on-again rock band's careening, playful acoustic set.

Violent Femmes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/487149521/487170600" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

River Whyless in a scene for their new video for the song, "All Day All Night." Courtesy Of The Artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy Of The Artist

All Songs TV

Watch A Gilded New Video From River Whyless

In its new video, the Asheville, N.C., folk band performs a new song while decked out in gold.

Cosmia Jaala in a scene from her new video for the song, "Ticket" hide caption

toggle caption

All Songs TV

Jaala's 'Ticket' Is Post-Love

In its new video, the noise-punk band performs "Ticket" inside a half-abandoned house.

Back To Top