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KT Tunstall performs some of her new "nature techno" on World Cafe.
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The talented Scottish pop-rock star steps out of her comfort zone on her upcoming album, moving away from the pop sound and inching toward dance territory. Hear Tunstall's new sound in this WXPN studio session.
KT Tunstall On World Cafe
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem spoke with World Cafe host David Dye.
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The group released its third studio album, Plastic Beach, earlier this year. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are the driving creative forces behind the cartoon-intensive group, and both are in the studio for an interview and performance of new Gorillaz tracks.
Beach House formed in 2005 after a chance meeting between guitarist/keyboardist Alex Scally and vocalist/organist Victoria Legrand. The next year, the duo recorded a self-titled album, which came out to great critical acclaim. The band's latest, Teen Dream, expands on Beach House's hazy sound.
Beach House On World Cafe
Sara and Sean Watkins perform a live set on Folk Alley.
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The Watkins siblings got their start in the popular bluegrass band Nickel Creek, which went on indefinite hiatus in 2007. Now, Sara is flourishing as a solo artist, while Sean is working with a number of acts. Together, they join Folk Alley's Jim Blum for a conversation and studio session.
Last year was big for Jeff Beck: He sold out a world tour and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He followed this success with a return to the studio to record a mix of rock and classical covers.
Mumford & Sons.
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After bonding over a shared affinity for country, bluegrass and folk music, Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane began collaborating in 2007, with an enthusiasm that helped land them at the forefront of London's underground folk scene.
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The Puppini Sisters performed live on World Cafe.
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Hear a special episode of Piano Jazz with holiday favorites and surprises never heard on the program before. The pianist and singer Michael Feinstein, a consummate performer of the Great American Songbook, guest-hosts and plays a few numbers himself.
Piano Jazz Presents: Holiday Memories With Michael Feinstein
The legendary Annie Lennox is out with her first ever holiday album that has the critics raving - Christmas Cornucopia. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lennox about her music, her humanitarian work and her drive in life.
Music Icon Annie Lennox Belts Songs Of Christmas Love
Over a 42-year history, the King's Singers have delivered a broad range of repertoire, from barbershop songs to Renaissance madrigals, in sweet, tight harmonies. Hear a concert performance in the APM studios in St. Paul, Minn.
John Bennet: All Creatures Now
The Black Angels' members perform during KEXP's showcase at CMJ.
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