WXPN's All About the Music Festival

fromWXPN

Allen Toussaint.

Allen Toussaint. Mark Silver hide caption

itoggle caption Mark Silver
Brandi Carlile.

Brandi Carlile. Lisa Schaffer hide caption

itoggle caption Lisa Schaffer

From the funky New Orleans soul of Allen Toussaint to the harrowing acoustic rock of My Morning Jacket's Jim James, a wide variety of exciting sounds emanated from WXPN's annual All About the Music Festival July 21-23. The event, performed on several stages by the Delaware River in Camden, N.J., spawned many memorable performances, several of which will be highlighted in this special edition of World Cafe.

Alejandro Escovedo and his band — which included the work of a remarkable string section — performed a cross section of old and new material, while fans of My Morning Jacket got to see singer Jim James strip his band's music to its acoustic essence. We'll hear both of those artists recorded live, as well as music by Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter and Toussaint.

Purchase Featured Music

The Boxing Mirror

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Album
The Boxing Mirror
Artist
Alejandro Escovedo

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

 

Okonokos

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Album
Okonokos
Artist
My Morning Jacket

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

 

Brandi Carlile

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Album
Brandi Carlile
Artist
Brandi Carlile

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

 

Nothing but the Water

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Album
Nothing but the Water
Artist
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

 

The River in Reverse

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Album
The River in Reverse
Artist
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

 

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.