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Devon Gilfillian Re-Records Marvin Gaye's 1971 album 'What's Going On'

Nashville-based artist Devon Gilfillian talks about why he wanted to re-record What's Going On from start to finish.

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How Phoenix Scored Sofia Coppola's 'On The Rocks'

Lead singer Thomas Mars and guitarist Christian Mazzalai of Phoenix discuss their work with film director Sofia Coppola.

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Songhoy Blues' New Album Is Full Of Protest Songs, But They're Also Hopeful

The North African band performs songs from its third album, Optimisme, a collection of songs focusing on life in their native country of Mali.

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Nick Lowe Performs 'Lay It On Me Baby' From His West London Home

Recorded with his longtime house band, Los Straitjackets, Lowe performs acoustic versions of songs from his latest EP.

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David Crosby Reflects On Musical Projects, Past And Present

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is a counterculture icon. Listen to a wide-ranging interview on World Cafe.

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The Mavericks Are Going Back To Their Roots On 'En Español'

Though they've done some songs in Spanish in the past, En Español is The Mavericks' first album entirely in Spanish.

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Jim James Talks My Morning Jacket's New Album And The Nature That Inspires Him

My Morning Jacket's latest album, The Waterfall II, is a collection of songs recorded in an isolated oceanside studio in Northern California.

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Hear Dawes Perform On An L.A. Rooftop

We've got a live performance from Dawes and an interview with frontman Taylor Goldsmith.

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Thad Cockrell's Late-Night Cocktails With Brittany Howard Turned Into An Album

The Nashville singer-songwriter and Leagues frontman shares stories of how his latest album came to be.

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The Triple Life Of Lori McKenna

In this session, Lori McKenna discusses being a mother of five, a celebrated Nashville songwriter, and a performer with 11 solo albums to her name.

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John Craigie Has A Knack For Spinning Stories

In this session, Craigie performs songs from his new album, Asterisk the Universe, and we get to hear what makes him such a great storyteller at his shows.

John Craigie On World Cafe

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Will Toledo Takes Car Seat Headrest In A New Direction

On his band's latest album, Making a Door Less Open, Toledo expanded the scope of Car Seat Headrest's sound, embracing dance music wholeheartedly.

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Hannah Georgas, The Other Singer-Songwriter Who Enlisted Aaron Dessner

The Canadian singer-songwriter's new album, All That Emotion, was released on Friday.

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Ray Lamontagne's 'Monovision' Provides A Soothing Escape From Everyday Life

The singer-songwriter's latest album gives you a glimpse into the natural world that inspires him — and the first album he's made entirely on his own.

Ray Lamontagne On World Cafe

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Mondo Cozmo Topped The Charts, And Then Lost His Cool

Josh Ostrander shares how putting his hand through a pane of glass influenced his latest album, New Medicine.

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Don Bryant On The Art Of Songwriting

The esteemed Memphis, Tenn., songwriter discusses his 50-plus years in music and performs live.

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Bettye LaVette Might Be Just What You Need Today

LaVette just released Blackbirds, an album of reinterpretations of songs popularized by some of her favorite jazz singers.

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How Old 97's Kept It Together Through Life's Ups And Downs

Together for 27 years with the same lineup, the long-running band is back with its 12th album, Twelfth.

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Are You 'Chaotic Good'? Johanna Warren Explains The Concept Of Her New Album

Showcasing her beautiful vocals, Johanna Warren also makes space for louder, more aggressive elements on her latest album, Chaotic Good.

Johanna Warren On World Cafe

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Though It May Seem Like It, Michael McDonald Can't Predict The Future

The Doobie Brothers frontperson released covers of two iconic songs earlier this year that have had an unexpected resonance during the global COVID-19 pandemic and the wave of protests against police brutality.

Michael McDonald On World Cafe

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How An Unexpected Call Brought Kathleen Edwards Back To Music

The Canadian singer-songwriter traded her music career for a completely different life running a coffee shop until a Nashville experience brought her back to making music.

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The Unconventional Influences On Hazel English's Debut Album

English's Wake UP! was not only influenced by the sounds of the '60s but by Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle, a critical text that examines what we do for attention.

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The Chicks Are Still Speaking Out

The Chicks returns with Gaslighter, the trio's first album in 14 years. Today, Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer talk about the album, their past and why they're still speaking out.

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Canadian Band Dizzy's New Album Is Full Of Songs About The Uncertainty Of Your 20s

Members of the Juno-award winning Canadian band talk about their new album, The Sun and Her Scorch, and play songs from it live.

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