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World Cafe Next: Heaven's Jail

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Bred in Brooklyn and produced by Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck, Heaven's Jail makes "sensitive but not sappy" indie rock with some unlikely influences.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff, 'Everybody Knows' (Live)

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The dark Americana band taps into the legacies of everyone from Woody Guthrie to Bikini Kill. Hear Hurray for the Riff Raff perform the somber "Everybody Knows" live from the KEXP studios in Seattle.

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Hozier On World Cafe

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Soulful, emotive singing and a politically charged music video have helped boost the Irish singer's swift rise to popularity. Hear him perform "Take Me to Church" and three other songs on stage.

Hozier On World Cafe

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Bruce Hornsby On Piano Jazz

On this episode of Piano Jazz, the influence of Keith Jarrett and Bud Powell peeks through as the hitmaker performs "Solar" and "Parisian Thoroughfare."

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Latin Roots: New Music From Cuba

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Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas joins World Cafe to discuss how the end of a cultural embargo has made music better in Cuba and beyond.

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Hamilton Leithauser On World Cafe

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During an "extreme hiatus" for his band, the Walkmen singer released the solo album Black Hours.

Hamilton Leithauser On World Cafe

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Dean Wareham, "The Dancer Disappears" (Live)

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A veteran of Galaxie 500 and Luna, Wareham has dabbled in film along the way. Now he has a fine solo career, which recently brought him to Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform "The Dancer Disappears."

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Strand Of Oaks On World Cafe

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Fueled by a string of tragic personal incidents, from infidelity to a near-fatal auto accident, Timothy Showalter's new album HEAL functions as a cathartic memoir. Hear three songs.

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The Felice Brothers On World Cafe

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The band brings its charmingly ramshackle mix of folk, R&B and Americana storytelling to the stage of World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Hear three songs and an interview with James Felice.

The Felice Brothers On World Cafe

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Sean Sullivan On 'Song Travels'

Sullivan reflects on his musical roots and performs a rich set of covers and originals. Host Michael Feinstein joins him for a performance of Sullivan's song "American Jones."

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