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Listen To Moon Taxi's Studio Session

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Moon Taxi On World Cafe

World Cafe: Sense Of Place

Moon Taxi On World Cafe

Listen To Moon Taxi's Studio Session

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Nashville's Moon Taxi.

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Set List

  • "Mercury"
  • "Gunflower"
  • "Southern Trance"
  • "All The Rage"

You might be tempted to call World Cafe's Sense of Place: Nashville guest Moon Taxi a jam band — that is, if its instrumental excursions weren't so concise, carefully thought-out and frequently refined in the years it's spent touring.

The quintet formed at Belmont University in Nashville and released its debut, Melodica, in 2007. Moon Taxi's second studio album, Cabaret, came out last year. Here, the band performs an intricate live set and discusses what makes Nashville's independent music scene special.

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