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Jay "Hootie" McShann on Piano Jazz

Hear this 1980 performance and interview from the man that helped define Kansas City jazz.

Jay McShann in studio on Piano Jazz
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Dr. Dog: Classic Rock and Pop Made Simple

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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
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Willy Mason: Socially Conscious Folk, Urgent Rock

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The Massachusetts-
based singer-
songwriter crafts emotional, compelling songs.

Willy Mason in Studio on World Cafe - 04/24/2007
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John Butler Trio: The Voice of Australia

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An obsession with the acoustic guitar and world music informs Butler's eclectic sound.

John Butler Trio: The Voice of Australia
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Page McConnell: 'Chairman of the Boards'

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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
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The Black Keys: Thumping Blues-Rock

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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
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Loreena McKennitt: Music of the World

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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
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Sara Bareilles: Finding Songs in Heartbreak

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Hear an interview and performance by the rising young singer, songwriter and pianist.

Sara Bareilles in Studio on World Cafe
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Nanci Griffith: 30 Years of 'Folkabilly'

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Griffith merges the elegant acoustic folk of her early years with country-rock attitude.

Nanci Griffith in Studio on World Cafe - 04/10/2007
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Ry Cooder: Telling America's Story

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Cooder has spent his decades-spanning career experimenting with rootsy American music.

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