Spoon, which formed in 1994, has a new release on Merge Records: Gimme Fiction.
Spoon in-studio on World Cafe - 07/28/2005
Jackie Greene has been favorably compared to greats such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.
Jackie Greene in-studio on World Cafe - 07/27/2005
The Ditty Bops have attracted attention for their theatrical — even outrageous — live shows.
The Ditty Bops Keep It Live
The band Feist is actually Leslie Feist, whose solo work explores folk, bossa nova, and indie rock.
Feist in-studio on World Cafe - 07/01/2005
On That's What I Say, John Scofield pays tribute to the late master: Ray Charles.
John Scofield in-studio on World Cafe - 07/21/2005
Singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd's debut U.S. solo album draws inspiration from his native Australia.
Xavier Rudd in-studio on World Cafe - 07/20/2005
Pianist Menahem Pressler founded the Beaux Arts Trio fifty years ago with a Beethoven concert.
The Beaux Arts Trio Celebrates Fifty Years of Music
Hiatt talks about his music and performs tunes from his 21st album, Master of Disaster.
John Hiatt: A Rocker Who Keeps on Rolling
Joyce Yang comes to NPR fresh from her win at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Pianist Joyce Yang Plays Bach, Liszt
The group's production values have improved, but their lyrics remain evocative pocket narratives.
Pocket Narratives from the Mountain Goats