Originally from the Midwest and now living in Los Angeles, the singer-songwriter surrounds her soft, clear voice with a vintage alt-country sound. Stevens has been building momentum with her latest album, Roomful of Smoke.
On Public Domain, Charlie Hunter's latest album, he recorded jazz reworkings of public domain songs using a handful of mics and amplifiers. Listen to a performance from the World Cafe Live stage in Philadelphia.
The centerpiece is of FFEAR's concert is Ole Mathisen's five-part suite Mirage, in which he layers rhythmic grids and uses microtonal harmony to create an orchestration that sounds greater than a quartet.
Born and raised in Iowa, the singer-songwriter got her initial schooling in rural folk music from her father, Greg Brown. She's been building her own identity since her 2002 self-titled debut. Here, she performs songs from her most recent recordings.
The bluegrass stars sing with pristine vocal harmonies and perform with tons of energy. On its Mountain Stage debut, the group plays songs from The Famous Lefty Flynn's, plus bluegrass standards and a few surprising covers.
Wainwright has been performing on Mountain Stage since 1988. Now, he takes the stage as a Grammy winner, having won Best Traditional Folk Album in 2010 for High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. The album's songs were written or inspired by the legendary banjo player.
Originally from Kentucky, Loveless has been mining her rich musical roots on two albums of classic country songs, Mountain Soul and Mountain Soul II. Hear Loveless and her band perform songs from the latter on West Virginia's most famous stage.
Innovative acoustic guitarist Andy McKee found online success and generated a worldwide fan base by posting his music on YouTube. Now, he makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage with some of his well-known instrumentals, as well as one from his CD, Joyland.
Marked by a jumble of influences, from Leonard Cohen to Animal Collective, Kurt Vile's music is hard to pin down, falling somewhere between classic rock and lo-fi. Hear the Philadelphia native take the World Cafe Live stage at WXPN.
In a stripped-down three-song set at the NPR Music offices, the Grammy-winning U.K. pop star showcases her brilliant voice and seemingly effortless charisma. Watch Adele perform two new songs to go with her ubiquitous hit "Chasing Pavements."