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.

Studio Sessions

British singer-songwriter Jade Bird performs her blues-country tune "Cathedral" on FUV Live. Kristen Riffert/Courtesy of WFUV hide caption

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From The Vault: Jade Bird On FUV Live

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The rising Americana singer from the U.K. performs and sits down with host Rita Houston to discuss her debut EP.

From The Vault: Jade Bird On FUV Live

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Darlingside On World Cafe

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Since its 2015 release, Birds Say, the indie folk band has continued to grow, incorporating more instrumentation.

Darlingside On World Cafe

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Jen Cloher and her band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. From left to right: Jen Sholakis, Bones Sloane, Jen Cloher, and Courtney Barnett. Ashley Gellman/WXPN hide caption

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Jen Cloher On World Cafe

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On the heels of a successful U.S. tour, the Australian rocker performs songs from her self-titled album live in the studio.

Jen Cloher On World Cafe

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Bahamas On World Cafe

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Afie Jurvanen's latest album, Earthtones, rests firmly in a funky pocket of groove.

Bahamas On World Cafe

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Mt. Joy inside the World Cafe Studio in Philadelphia. Ashley Gellman/WXPN hide caption

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Mt. Joy On World Cafe

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From making songs as a hobby to getting millions of streams on Spotify and performing on national TV, the LA by way of Philly band shares its story.

Mt. Joy On World Cafe

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Looped: Lo Moon

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Watch on this episode of KCRW's Looped as inaugural Slingshot artist Lo Moon talks to Anthony Valadez before their show at the Troubadour.

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Glen Hansard On World Cafe

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The Irishman joins us at Reservoir Studios in New York City to perform songs from his new album, Between Two Shores.

Glen Hansard On World Cafe

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Sunny War On World Cafe

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A raw, rare guitarist that stops you in your tracks. Hear the Los Angeles-based artist live in the World Cafe studio.

Sunny War On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Idle Bloom

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Its roots are in the all-ages punk scene, but the band has evolved into one of the city's most musically compelling and lyrically insightful ensembles.

World Cafe Nashville: Idle Bloom

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Lana Del Rey looks back on lyrics from her younger years and talks about the #MeToo movement. Ashley Gellman /WXPN hide caption

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Lana Del Rey On Accountability And The Art Of Self-Editing

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The pop star talks working with Stevie Nicks, the impact of #MeToo, when fame invites physical danger and why she's less comfortable with some of her lyrics today than when she wrote them.

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Blind Boys of Alabama On World Cafe

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Blind Boys explores the gospel roots of rock and soul with a live performance and new interview.

Blind Boys of Alabama on World Cafe

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