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Michael McDonald On World Cafe

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Wide Open gets pretty personal, and so did our conversation. McDonald discusses the reality of being a musician in his sixties and what he calls his "first big hurt" (and no, it's not a romantic one).

Michael McDonald On World Cafe

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Watch Lo Moon Perform At KXT

KERA

The rising indie trio performed "This Is It," "Thorns" and "Loveless" during a recent stop in Dallas, Texas.

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Emily Haines On World Cafe

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Metric's lead singer drops the wailing guitars and radical synths for a solo performance behind the piano.

Emily Haines On World Cafe

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Rag'n'Bone Man On World Cafe

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When Rory Graham was 19 or 20 years old, he sang in public for the first time. And he didn't really think there was anything special about his voice. Turns out the world disagrees.

Rag 'N' Bone Man On World Cafe

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Watch Big Thief's Full Performance At Gateway City Arts

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During an intimate show by the canals of downtown Holyoke, Mass., the band played songs from both Masterpiece and Capacity.

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JD McPherson On World Cafe

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The Oklahoman who made retro rock sound modern with "North Side Gal" is back with a new album and home base in Nashville.

JD McPherson On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Penny & Sparrow

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Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are pin-drop performers — the kind which silence rooms with impeccable songs and storytelling that unfolds like a dream.

World Cafe Nashville: Penny & Sparrow

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Beegie Adair On Piano Jazz

Hear the Nashville pianist play an original tune she wrote for a friend's Christmas present and join host Marian McPartland for a duet on this 1991 episode.

Beegie Adair On Piano Jazz

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Xylouris White On World Cafe

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What do you get when you cross an Australian post-punk drummer with a lute player who is the descendant of Greek musical royalty?

Xylouris White On World Cafe

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Latin Roots: Combo Chimbita

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Cumbia — but psychedelic, trippy and downright freaky, with an inventive combination of rhythms and sounds from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

Latin Roots: Combo Chimbita

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