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Jonathan Edwards

David Dye welcomes Jonathan Edwards on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. He's best known for "Sunshine," a simple but catchy protest song that became a Top 40 hit in 1971. Now fifty years into his career, he has a new album called Tomorrow's Child, featuring guests like Alison Krauss and Vince Gill. Jonathan plays new and old songs for a live audience in the studio today and shares about his time in and out of the music business.

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Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn and John are featured on this Sense of Place edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Swedish band's song "Young Folks" became an international hit in 2006, memorable for its whistling verses. Host David Dye traveled to Stockholm for this session, which includes the first playing of brand new music from Peter Bjorn and John's forthcoming album that's still in progress.

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Boots

David Dye's guest is Boots on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. After working with Beyonce on her self-titled 2013 album, he quickly came to prominence as an in-demand producer. He also launched a solo career with a couple of mix tapes, released last year, and now, an album called Motorcycle Jesus. We'll hear a live performance from Boots, and he discusses his experimental methods in the studio.

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Kopecky

Nashville's Kopecky join David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They debuted in 2012 as the Kopecky Family Band, and in addition to the name change, they've taken a harder rock approach on their second album, Drug for the Modern Age. The band talks about their mixed feelings about the title track, and we'll hear that one and more live in the studio today with Kopecky.

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John Moreland

John Moreland visits David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Oklahoma singer-songwriter has been making increasingly acclaimed country music over the course of his six self-released albums. High on Tulsa Heat is the latest. He'll share insights into his methods and evolution in a very interesting interview today, and John plays an acoustic set live in the studio.

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Sam Outlaw

Sam Outlaw is David Dye's guest on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. It's a familiar dream, but he's one of the few to make it a reality; Sam decided to leave his job as a digital ad salesman to pursue music full time, and now he has an acclaimed debut, called Angeleno. Today we'll hear how he landed roots rock legend, Ry Cooder, to produce his album, and Sam plays some of his country songs live in the studio.

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San Fermin

James McMurtry is David Dye's guest on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Since debuting in 1989, the Texas singer-songwriter has become known for his detailed narrative songs that make the characters come alive. In this session, he's on stage at World Cafe Live performing songs from his first new album in seven years, called Complicated Game.

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DMA's

On this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye welcomes Australian sensations, DMA's. The first three singles the trio released were immediately embraced by radio, leading to sold out tours in Australia. They played their first U.S. dates recently, including this performance on stage at World Cafe Live.

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Kopecky

Nashville's Kopecky join David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They debuted in 2012 as the Kopecky Family Band, and in addition to the name change, they've taken a harder rock approach on their second album, Drug for the Modern Age. The band talks about their mixed feelings about the title track, and we'll hear that one and more live in the studio today with Kopecky.

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San Fermin

On this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, San Fermin join host David Dye. Composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone wrote their first album while studying at Yale before there was even a band. The knockout debut led to shows opening for the likes of Arctic Monkeys and St. Vincent, and now San Fermin are back with a new album, called Jackrabbit. Ellis talks about writing it in a very different way, and the band plays live in the studio.

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