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World Cafe

Billy Bragg On World Cafe

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The British singer-songwriter plays songs from his quiet and introspective new album Tooth & Nail, inspired by the collection of Woody Guthrie songs he produced with Wilco in 1998.

Billy Bragg On World Cafe

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Piano Jazz With Jon Weber

Robben Ford On Piano Jazz

The rock guitarist plays Little Buddy Doyle's "Slick Capers Blues" and more with host Jon Weber.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Phil Woods On Piano Jazz

Saxophonist Phil Woods is a true master of all things bop. Woods showcases his imaginative and sultry saxophone sound with host Marian McPartland.

Phil Woods In The Studio

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Latin Roots: Rachel Faro On Garifuna

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Faro examines the music of the Garifuna people, and describes its evolution since the 17th century.

Latin Roots: Rachel Faro On Garifuna

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Low On World Cafe

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Hear the slow-moving Minnesota band perform four songs from its new album, The Invisible Way.

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James Blake, 'Retrograde' (Live)

KCRW

The British wunderkind has returned with a new album of brooding electronic pop songs. Watch Blake and his live band bring "Retrograde" to life at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica.

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Matt Pond On World Cafe

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After relocating and reevaluating, Pond lent his likable voice to more heartfelt, sturdy songs.

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Gary Clark Jr.: How To Remember Your Roots

KUT 90.5

Once you start sharing stages with Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, you're no longer beholden to a zip code as a "local artist." But Clark still stops by his old public radio station every so often.

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The Lone Bellow On World Cafe

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The folk-rock trio brings its soulful harmonies to the studio and discusses the tragedy that inspired many of its songs.

The Lone Bellow On World Cafe

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Phosphorescent: An Understated, Epic 'Song For Zula'

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Don't let their stoic demeanor and sunglasses fool you: Matthew Houck and his band know how to wring every ounce of emotion out of their music. Watch Phosphorescent perform one of its best songs.