Have You Heard Stephanie Lambring's 'Autonomy'? You Should : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN The Nashville songwriter wrote one of the most honest albums released last year. It is nothing short of a coming-of-age tour de force.

Have You Heard Stephanie Lambring's 'Autonomy'? You Should

Stephanie Lambring on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Fine"
  • "Old Folks Home"
  • "Mr. Wonderful"
  • "Pretty"

Stephanie Lambring wrote one of the most honest albums released last year. Autonomy is nothing short of a coming-of-age piece, of finding one's voice and then being able to turn an eye toward others who must rely on someone else for help. In short, it's a thematic tour de force.

On this episode of World Cafe, we explore her songs about aging, being bullied, and her desire to write for herself after walking away from a Nashville publishing deal. I know what you're thinking: These all sound like heavy topics. But Lambring was open and unguarded during our conversation, and the result is a delightful listen.

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