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Moby On DJing For Kids And His 'Absurdly Grand' New Album

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A wide-ranging conversation about long-term sobriety, DJ'ing children's parties, and why at 52 years old, the musician has no desire to tour again.

Moby On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Erin Rae

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With a gentle voice and deeply insightful songwriting, the Tennessee native has been a standout among the city's folk and Americana artists for years.

World Cafe Nashville: Erin Rae

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Jessica Lea Mayfield Shares Her Survival Story On 'Sorry Is Gone'

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Mayfield shares her powerful story of surviving domestic violence in a very loud and distorted way on her latest album Sorry Is Gone.

Jessica Lea Mayfield On World Cafe

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Rick Springfield Gets Frank With God On 'The Snake King' Album

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The rock star gets frank with God, depression and demons on his latest album The Snake King.

Rick Springfield On World Cafe

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Sunflower Bean On World Cafe

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This three piece band has already been crowned by many as the hardest working band in New York.

Sunflower Bean On World Cafe

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I'm With Her On World Cafe

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With a blend so on point, they might as well be one person. Hear a live performance.

I'm With Her On World Cafe

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club On World Cafe

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There is a different space that exists between the sounds of this San Francisco trio on its new album, 'Wrong Creatures.'

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club On World Cafe

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BØRNS On World Cafe

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The avant-garde electro-pop artist talks about getting praise from Prince and working with Lana Del Rey.

Borns On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Caitlyn Smith

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Smith's high register conjures thoughts of purple mountain majesty and when she drops into a murmur, it feels like she's telling you a secret she's never told anyone before.

World Cafe Nashville: Caitlyn Smith

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