Hear This Year's Grammy Nominees On World Cafe : World Cafe Nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday. Hear interviews and performances from a handful of this year's nominees.
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Hear This Year's Grammy Nominees On World Cafe

Clockwise from top left: Iggy Pop (Andreas Neumann), Sturgill Simpson, The Record Company (Galea McGregor / WXPN) Courtesy of the artist, unless otherwise noted hide caption

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Clockwise from top left: Iggy Pop (Andreas Neumann), Sturgill Simpson, The Record Company (Galea McGregor / WXPN)

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On Tuesday morning, the nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced. Out of all the nominations, the category World Cafe is watching most closely is Best Alternative Music Album; those nominees are David Bowie, Bon Iver, PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop and Radiohead.

But we have favorites nominated in many other categories, too. Among them are Adele, Anderson .Paak, Sturgill Simpson, The Record Company, Snarky Puppy, Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers and more. Below, listen to sessions with Grammy nominees who've been recent guests on World Cafe.

A complete list of nominees is available on the Grammys website. The telecast, hosted by James Corden, airs Sunday, Feb. 12 on CBS.

Hear The Sessions

  • Sturgill Simpson On World Cafe

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    Sturgill Simpson
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    Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide To Earth is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Country Album. The Americana star performs songs from that record and discusses writing for his son in this session. Read more.

    Sturgill Simpson on World Cafe - 10.28.2016

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  • Iggy Pop On World Cafe

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    Iggy Pop (right) and Josh Homme.
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    Post Pop Depression, the 17th solo album by Iggy Pop, is up for the award for Best Alternative Music Album. He joined World Cafe along with Josh Homme from Queens of The Stone Age, who secretly produced the album in the California desert. Read more.

    Iggy Pop On World Cafe - 3.18.2016

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  • William Bell On World Cafe

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    William Bell.
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    Almost five decades after co-writing "Born Under A Bad Sign," soul singer William Bell was encouraged to go into the studio with Americana producer John Leventhal. Bell is nominated for Best Americana Album for the resulting album, This Is Where I Live, and for Best Traditional R&B Performance for "The Three Of Me." Read more.

    William Bell On World Cafe - 8.12.16

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  • Latin Roots: Carla Morrison

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    Carla Morrison
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    Carla Morrison is an emotionally powerful indie-pop performer whose love songs inspire her audience. Her latest record, Amor Supremo, carries on the themes of love and is nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Read more.

    Latin Roots: Carla Morrison

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  • The Record Company On World Cafe

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    The Record Company
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    L.A. band The Record Company first connected over a John Lee Hooker album called Hooker N' Heat. The guitar-bass-drums trio's debut album, Give It Back To You, is nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Hear the band perform songs from the record in this segment. Read more.

    The Record Company On World Cafe

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  • Bobby Rush On World Cafe

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    Bobby Rush
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    You could call him the King of the Chitlin' Circuit. You could call him the Godfather of Folk-Funk. He calls himself Bobby Rush, and there is absolutely nobody like him. Rush's Porcupine Meat is nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album. Read more.

    Bobby Rush On World Cafe

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