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The Cave Singers On World Cafe

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The Seattle-based folk-rock trio toured Europe with Fleet Foxes. Hear the band perform live and discuss its Pacific Northwest roots with host David Dye.

The Cave Singers On World Cafe

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Hayes Carll On World Cafe

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The Texas songwriter sits down with World Cafe host David Dye to discuss life on the road and how it inspires his music.

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KCRW Presents: Wild Nothing

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The Brooklyn indie-rock band made the cross-country trek to KCRW's Santa Monica headquarters. Hear a session from Morning Becomes Eclectic with host Jason Bentley.

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?uestlove's 'Philly-Paris Lockdown' On World Cafe

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The Roots' drummer recently teamed up with singer Keren Ann to celebrate and reinterpret the music of turn-of-the-century Paris. Hear an interview with ?uestlove and highlights from the evening on this edition of World Cafe.

?uestlove's 'Philly-Paris Lockdown' On World Cafe

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Buddy Miller's Majestic Silver Strings On World Cafe

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Miller, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz join forces for a guitar record that celebrate country classics. Hear an interview with all four guitarists and cuts from the group's lone live performance.

Buddy Miller's Majestic Silver Strings On World Cafe

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Mark David Ashworth: Repurposing Poetry

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The San Francisco-based singer draws inspiration from Spanish songwriters and English poets. Hear Ashworth perform live at WNYC's Spinning on Air with host David Garland.

Mark David Ashworth: Repurposing Poetry

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Bright Eyes On World Cafe

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Over the past couple of years Conor Oberst has made plenty of music — just not under the moniker of Bright Eyes. On The People's Key, his most beloved moniker is back and at its most adventurous. Hear Oberst discuss the album's origins and perform live in the WXPN studio.

Bright Eyes On World Cafe

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James Moody On Piano Jazz

On this 1997 session with host Marian McPartland and bassist Todd Coolman, James Moody performs "Body and Soul" and sings and plays "Moody's Mood for Love."

James Moody On Piano Jazz

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The Joy Formidable On World Cafe

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This power trio from Northern Wales has taken these shores by storm after the stateside release of its debut LP, The Big Roar. Hear The Joy Formidable speak with host David Dye and perform live.

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Noah And The Whale: Following Its Muse

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Noah and the Whale got its start at the leading edge of the current folk revival in the U.K. But the band's new album, Last Night on Earth, is full of fist-pumping, sing-along songs, engineered to make you move.

Noah And The Whale: Following Its Muse

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KCRW Presents: k.d. lang

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The venerable Canadian singer-songwriter visited the intimate Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif., to record a special hour-long session for KCRW. Hear the entire set here.

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James McCartney On World Cafe

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The son of Paul McCartney released his debut EP, Available Light, late last year. Hear three songs from young James, performed live in the WXPN studio.

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Over The Rhine On World Cafe

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The Cincinnati folk-pop band recently released its 14th album, The Long Surrender. Hear the duo perform four songs from the album in the WXPN studio.

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The Baseball Project: A Rock 'n' Roll Home Run

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The Baseball Project was born from its members' mutual love for the game, but you don't have to be a sports fan to appreciate these joyful, melodic songs. Hear the band, whose members include rock veterans Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon.

The Baseball Project: A Rock 'n' Roll Home Run

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The Mountain Goats On World Cafe

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John Darnielle and his band stop by WXPN in Philadelphia to perform songs from their latest album, All Eternals Deck.

The Mountain Goats On World Cafe

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