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Kat Edmonson On World Cafe

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Singing standards, the Texas native can move from a lilting falsetto to a raspy growl with ease.

Kat Edmonson On World Cafe

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Joe Jackson On World Cafe

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The singer, songwriter and pianist is back with a new album of classic Duke Ellington tunes.

Joe Jackson On World Cafe

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Bright Moments On World Cafe

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Multi-instrumentalist Kelly Pratt has toured with Coldplay and Arcade Fire, among others. Now at the helm of a sunny, shiny pop band called Bright Moments, Pratt joins World Cafe's David Dye to show off his solo work.

Bright Moments On World Cafe

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Brendan Benson On World Cafe

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The Raconteurs' singer returns with his fifth solo album, out on his own recently launched label.

Brendan Benson On World Cafe

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Archie Powell And The Exports On World Cafe

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Powell and his band of brothers perform power-pop songs from their new album, Great Ideas in Action.

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KCRW Presents: Jimmy Cliff

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The reggae legend performs music from his new album, Rebirth, for Morning Becomes Eclectic at KCRW. Watch Cliff run through "One More" here, and check out his entire session at KCRW.com.

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Andrew Bird On World Cafe

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Hear the whistling polymath and master violinist perform songs from his latest record, Break It Yourself, on today's show.

Andrew Bird On World Cafe

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Grace Potter On World Cafe

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The rockers play tracks from their seventh album, recorded after Potter's temporary retreat from the studio. Though the creative process was tough, the result is a masterful statement about the human condition.

Grace Potter On World Cafe

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