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On her latest record, The Party Ain't Over, Wanda Jackson taps into her love of gospel, country and, of course, rock 'n' roll. Hear Jackson perform live with Jack White and talk with World Cafe host David Dye about her career, her fans and working with White.
The Rhode Island band The Low Anthem recorded its latest album, Smart Flesh, in an abandoned pasta sauce factory. Flesh is full of haunting, brooding Americana played on various vintage instruments. Hear the quartet play songs from their most recent album in a studio session with WFUV.
The two-time Grammy winner is a musician's musician who has written songs for some of the biggest names in Nashville. Lauderdale speaks with World Cafe host David Dye about his career and new album, Patchwork River.
Philadelphia's Bill Ricchini has released solo records before, but this is his first as Summer Fiction. Recorded mostly in his bedroom, it harks back to sunny 1960s pop of The Beach Boys and The Zombies.
They burst onto the international music scene more than a decade ago, with a blend of European and African styles they call "Afropean." Now the French-based duo, Les Nubians is back with a new album serves up more of their global soulful sound. Guest host Farai Chideya speaks with the singing sisters about their latest project, as they perform a selection of songs off their album, titled Nu Revolution.
Having made a career performing the unexpected, whether it's jazz, folk or opera, Werner has won widespread recognition for her music exploration. Hear her talk with World Cafe host David Dye about her latest record, Kicking The Beehive.
After meeting at an art residency in Greece, Los Angeles' Grouplove pooled their resources to record the sessions from their trip. Now with a debut EP and a soaring live show, Grouplove hit the KEXP stage at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin.