Studio Sessions

John Fullbright On World Cafe

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John Fullbright is from Okemah, Okla., the hometown of Woody Guthrie. World Cafe first showcased Fullbright in 2012, when he released his diverse, Grammy-nominated album From the Ground Up.

His latest album is simply called Songs. As the title suggests, it's a collection of straightforward compositions, but they take on complicated topics. "Happy," for example, poses the question, "Do you have to have to be depressed to write a great song?"

Hear "Happy" and three other Fullbright songs in today's session.

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