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.
Aaradhna Patel performed live for OPB in Portland, Ore.
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After a long hiatus without speaking or singing publicly to allow his damaged vocal chords to heal, the Grammy award-winning artist is back. Watch him perform "Waitin' On The Day" from his new album, Paradise Valley.
Duo members Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland discuss how being married affects their working relationship as musicians. They also perform songs from their most recent album, The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss.
Whitehorse On World Cafe
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The Band's former lead songwriter and guitarist talks with host David Dye about his early days in Toronto in this Sense of Place feature. Robertson also discusses his new book, Legends, Icons & Rebels.
Robbie Robertson On World Cafe
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The 11-piece Portland band visits the WXPN studio, with lead singer and songwriter Kyle Morton back at the helm of the group. Hear the indie rock ensemble perform songs from its latest record, White Lighter.
The Canadian indie rockers released The Five Ghosts three years ago, an album that was filled with a sense of haunting mystery. Hear the group perform songs from the record in this archived session from 2010.
Stars On World Cafe
Nils Frahm performed live on KEXP Sept. 26.
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The Canadian dream-pop duo performs a set of new songs on this Sense of Place: Toronto feature. The musicians also discuss how dynamics within the band have changed as they've gained confidence in their respective abilities.
The pianist is a musician for whom creativity is a credo and improvisation a way of life. Transforming brilliant technique into unbridled creativity is not only Werner's musical mission; it's also the subject of his popular book, Effortless Mastery. Hear an interview and performance.