Studio SessionsMusicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.
Hear the British singer-songwriter perform a six-song set live onstage at WXPN. The folk musician, who recently moved to L.A., talks with host David Dye about her longing for normality in a nomadic lifestyle.
Laura Marling On World Cafe
Elephant Revival performed live for FolkAlley.com at the Fayetteville Roots Festival.
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The English musician and producer visits WXPN to perform songs from his debut album, If Not Now Then When? The son of record producer Glyn Johns, he reflects on the family business in a conversation with host David Dye.
Ethan Johns On World Cafe
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With enthusiastic critical reception, Adele has been rewarded with "soul sensation" status in the U.K. on the strength of her powerful voice and winning personality. Hear her perform on this archived session of World Cafe from 2008.
The singer-songwriter and guitarist provides listeners with a selection of staple Detroit songs for Sense of Place. The musician also talks with host David Dye specifically about the eccentric R&B artist and producer, Andre Williams.
The host of WDET-FM's Essential Music highlights Detroit's top five new acts for Sense of Place. The chosen musicians range from atmospheric roots rockers to a '50s-pop-inspired band led by a 16-year-old.
Ann Delisi On World Cafe
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The retro-soul singer revisits the World Cafe for this week's Sense of Place: Detroit feature. In this episode, the musician, who began as a hip-hop artist, talks about how he was influenced by growing up in the Motor City.
Mayer Hawthorne On World Cafe
Primal Scream performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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British rock icon Bobby Gillespie and his band paid KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic a visit during their recent West Coast tour. Watch Primal Scream perform "It's Alright, It's OK," from this year's More Light LP.
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We revisit an archived studio session from 2009 with the Detroit folk rocker for Sense of Place. The musician was the subject of the 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which focused on his oblivious rise to fame in South Africa.
In this installment of Sense of Place: Detroit, the hip-hop artist discusses his family's roots. Fellow Detroiter and hit-making producer Don Was, a fan of Ellison, was inspired to record and mix today's session.