Hear this 1980 performance and interview from the man that helped define Kansas City jazz.
Jay McShann in studio on Piano Jazz
Filtering rock and pop through a willfully lo-fi aesthetic, Dr. Dog sounds timeless and immediate.
Dr. Dog in Studio on World Cafe - 04/24/2007
songwriter crafts emotional, compelling songs.
Willy Mason in Studio on World Cafe - 04/24/2007
An obsession with the acoustic guitar and world music informs Butler's eclectic sound.
John Butler Trio: The Voice of Australia
McConnell has come into his own as a solo artist after 20 years as a supporting player in Phish.
Page McConnell in Studio on World Cafe - 04/20/2007
The prolific duo tinkers with its sound constantly and records on dated tape tracks.
The Black Keys in Studio on World Cafe - 04/18/2007
McKennitt's music has a Celtic feel, though it incorporates influences from all over the planet.
Loreena McKennitt in Studio on World Cafe - 04/16/2007
Hear an interview and performance by the rising young singer, songwriter and pianist.
Sara Bareilles in Studio on World Cafe
Griffith merges the elegant acoustic folk of her early years with country-rock attitude.
Nanci Griffith in Studio on World Cafe - 04/10/2007
Cooder has spent his decades-spanning career experimenting with rootsy American music.
Ry Cooder: Telling America's Story