Ray Davies' latest solo album is Americana. Steve Gullick/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ray Davies On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Charlie Worsham

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears On World Cafe

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Eric Krasno On World Cafe

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano On World Cafe

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"I realized that it doesn't fit me to be any bigger than the music is," John Mayer says. "It was like me walking around with a really tight shirt for a couple of years." Frank Ockenfells/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Mayer On World Cafe

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Latin Roots: Chicano Batman

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Kristin Hersh's latest album is called Wyatt At The Coyote Palace. Peter Mellekas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kristin Hersh On World Cafe

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Matthew E. White (left) and Flo Morrissey (right) perform at WXPN's Free At Noon concert. Tiana Timmerberg/WXPN hide caption

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Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White On World Cafe

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Jens Lekman On World Cafe

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Cameron Avery On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Steelism

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Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

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Jaime Wyatt's new album is called Felony Blues. Olivia Jaffe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jaime Wyatt On World Cafe

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Sting is interviewed by World Cafe's new full-time host, Talia Schlanger, in this session. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Sting On World Cafe

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After 25 years with World Cafe, David Dye is signing off as full-time host. Joe Del Tufo/WXPN hide caption

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Ari Shapiro Interviews David Dye

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Rodney Crowell, live at World Cafe's 25th anniversary concert in Philadelphia, Pa. Jeremy Zimmerman/WXPN hide caption

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Rodney Crowell On World Cafe

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Ryan Adams On World Cafe

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