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The English Beat On World Cafe

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Dave Wakeling is still touring like a man 30 years his younger. He recently recorded a new studio album, Here We Go Love.

The English Beat On World Cafe

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Graham Coxon On World Cafe

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The Blur guitarist and prolific solo artist shares beautiful, fun-sized songs he wrote for the Netflix series The End of the F***ing World.

Graham Coxon On World Cafe

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Mountain Man On World Cafe

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Something truly magical happens when Amelia Meath, Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig are in the same room, huddled around the same mic, breathing and harmonizing together.

Mountain Man On World Cafe

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Elvis Costello On World Cafe

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The English singer-songwriter is in great health and has a new record.

Elvis Costello On World Cafe

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Richard Thompson On World Cafe

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For more than 50 years, Thompson has twisted the traditions of British folk, shattered the boundaries of genre and stretched the limitations of human hands.

Richard Thompson On World Cafe

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Candi Staton On World Cafe

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The gospel and soul star has earned the title of her latest album, Unstoppable, many times over.

Candi Staton On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Ketch Secor Of Old Crow Medicine Show

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Ketch Secor is a Renaissance man who not only continues to make great music with Old Crow, but has also branched out into children's education.

Ketch Secor Of Old Crow Medicine Show on World Cafe

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Cordovas perform at Nashville's The Local during AmericanaFest. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Hear The East Nashville Band Everyone's Talking About: Cordovas

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The band performed songs from its first two albums during a live performance at Nashville's The Local, and ended with a fun cover of the Grateful Dead's "Truckin'."

Cordovas at Americana Music Festival

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Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

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The Crossing, Escovedo's latest album with Don Antonio, showcases the roots prowess the musician's known for, but also pushes in directions that you might not expect.

Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

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HAERTS On World Cafe

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Listening to HAERTS' album 'New Compassion' feels like you're hearing a couple work through their relationship from both sides in real time.

HAERTS On World Cafe

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