Studio Sessions Musicians 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.

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Best Sessions Of 2013: Dawes

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The newly independent California band plays songs from its new record, Stories Don't End, and singer-songwriter Taylor Goldsmith talks about the inspiration behind the album.

Dawes On World Cafe

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Best Sessions Of 2013: Tedeschi Trucks Band

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The blues-rock band joins David Dye at NPR's Washington, D.C., headquarters for a soulful session. Hear the group perform songs from its new album, Made Up Mind.

Tedeschi Trucks Band On World Cafe

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Best Sessions Of 2013: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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The elegant, intensely emotive Australian band plays songs from its new album, Push the Sky Away.

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Julianna Barwick, 'One Half' (Live)

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As gentle as they are, the ethereal sounds of singer Julianna Barwick possess prescription-strength power. Watch her perform "One Half," from this year's gorgeous Nepenthe, live in KEXP's studios.

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Gerald Wilson On Piano Jazz

The late bandleader, composer, arranger and trumpeter was famed for sophisticated musical ideas and dedicated to the infinite possibilities of jazz. Hear a 2006 session.

Listen: Gerald Wilson On Piano Jazz

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Vintage Cafe: Neko Case

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Hear the fiercely intelligent singer-songwriter perform four songs from The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You live in the studio.

Neko Case On World Cafe

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Best Sessions Of 2013: Graham Nash

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The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer visits the WXPN studios to reflect on his days in The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash. His new autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life, takes readers on a page-by-page journey through the musician's life.

Graham Nash On World Cafe

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Best Sessions Of 2013: Tom Jones

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The Welsh performer sings blues, gospel and Leonard Cohen on his new album, Spirit in the Room.

Tom Jones On World Cafe

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Yuna, 'Falling' (Live)

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Since releasing a self-titled EP in 2008, audiences have been enraptured by Yuna's alluring vocal style. Watch her perform the opening song from her album, Nocturnal, live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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The Fab Four: A Beatles Cover Band On World Cafe

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The California-based band talks with host David Dye about its Beatles-intensive holiday album, Hark!

The Fab Four On World Cafe

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Nick Lowe On World Cafe

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In addition to performing songs from his new holiday album, Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family, the English singer-songwriter discusses how he gets into the Christmas spirit.

Nick Lowe On World Cafe

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The Polyphonic Spree On World Cafe

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The gigantic band has taken its joyful, exuberant Christmas music on the road, touring the country with its "Holiday Extravaganza." Hear the group play classic Christmas tunes in this studio session.

The Polyphonic Spree On World Cafe

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Musician Oliver Mtukudzi Digs Deep In 'Sarawoga'

At 60, Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi now has more albums to his name than birthdays. His latest, Sarawoga, is an emotional response to the death of his son. Mtukudzi joins guest host Celeste Headlee in studio for a special performance chat.

Musician Oliver Mtukudzi Digs Deep In 'Sarawoga'

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Vintage Cafe: Dave Matthews Band

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In a throwback session from 1994, the original members of the group play a reflective and enthusiastic live set in WXPN's old studio. In a discussion with host David Dye, the bandmates talk about how they initially came together.

Dave Matthews Band On World Cafe

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