More From Studio Sessions

Gary Clark Jr. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe

Gary Clark Jr. On World Cafe

XPN

Clark is one of Austin, Texas' most talked-about young blues guitarists. He plays songs from his new album, Blak and Blue, in this session.

Gary Clark Jr. On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/167205066/167205138" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Steve Kuhn. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Steve Kuhn On Piano Jazz

Kuhn is a highly accomplished pianist, a creative composer and a longtime friend of host Marian McPartland. In his youth, Kuhn played with Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz and John Coltrane. Over the years, he's honed a unique style built on melodic variation and his ceaseless imagination.

Listen Now

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/19054709/167244568" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Josh Ritter. Laura Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Laura Wilson/Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe

Josh Ritter On World Cafe

XPN

Hear Ritter perform a song from his forthcoming album, The Beast in Its Tracks, in the studio.

Josh Ritter On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/167170741/167149262" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Afghan Whigs on KCRW. KCRW hide caption

toggle caption KCRW

Favorite Sessions

KCRW Presents: The Afghan Whigs

KCRW

The band's Gentlemen will be 20 years old soon, which has Greg Dulli, Rick McCollum and John Curley back on the road. Watch The Afghan Whigs power through "Fountain and Fairfax" at KCRW.

Yukon Blonde. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe

Yukon Blonde On World Cafe

XPN

The Vancouver band visits David Dye to play unexpectedly sunny songs from its new album, Tiger Talk.

Yukon Blonde On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/167042226/167038826" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Susanna Hoffs. Jonathon Kingsbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Jonathon Kingsbury/Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe

Susanna Hoffs On World Cafe

XPN

Hoffs, best known as the singer of The Bangles, performs songs from her latest solo album, Someday.

Susanna Hoffs On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/166985875/166956477" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Valdons at The Current's studios in St. Paul, Minn. Nate Ryan/The Current hide caption

toggle caption Nate Ryan/The Current

Favorite Sessions

The Valdons: After Decades, A Funky Soul Reunion

The Current

The Twin Cities were home to a vibrant funk and soul scene in the 1960s and '70s. One of that scene's bands, The Valdons, recently got back together for a special performance in The Current's studios.

Jory Cordy

World Cafe

Alt-J On World Cafe

XPN

The band, which takes its name from the mathematical symbol for change, just released its debut.

Alt-J On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/163476619/166861386" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Dave Brubeck at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Kris Connor/Getty Images

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz

Jazz giant Dave Brubeck turns 90 this month. In this 1997 session, Brubeck and host Marian McPartland perform duets in "Just You, Just Me" and Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way."

Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/131972176/166578129" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Laetitia Sadier performs on KCRW. KCRW hide caption

toggle caption KCRW

Favorite Sessions

KCRW Presents: Laetitia Sadier

KCRW

The former Stereolab singer has one of the most enchanting voices around. Watch her perform "Find Me the Pulse of the Universe," from the album Silencio, live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.