Studio SessionsMusicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.
When the folk-rock duo stopped by the World Cafe in July 2007, they were in the midst of discovering what a hit their indie film Once was becoming. Revisit live performances of four songs from the film's critically acclaimed soundtrack.
The best-selling British duo stops by to discuss Electric, the voracious appetite of its fans, and the dynamics of performing live. Hear songs recorded during Pet Shop Boys' recent performance at the Sonar Music Festival.
The Missouri-bred musician and his old-time band bring their throwback charm to the stage at WXPN. The group mixes country blues with Western swing and bluegrass — and comes out with a sound all its own.
No longer a solo act, the singer-songwriter and his band The Pariah Dogs released God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise in 2010. In this archival recording, check out their old-school Americana on stage at WXPN in Philadelphia.
The singer and songwriter grew up with Celtic and pop music in her home, and after discovering Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans, she became known as a folksy jazz vocalist. She visits the program along with keyboardist Gary Versace.