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Jenny Lewis Finds A 'Beautiful, Funky Way To Grieve'

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When listening to Lewis' latest, On the Line, a detail that made you laugh the first time might make you tearful the next.

Jenny Lewis On World Cafe

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Karl Denson Talks 'Gnomes & Badgers'

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Karl Denson talks about tunes from the Karl Denson's Tiny Universe's latest album.

Kark Denson On World Cafe

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Royal Mountain Records Makes Mental Health A Music Industry Priority

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Label Founder Menno Versteeg explains why he feels that caring for artists' mental health is, at least in part, a record label's responsibility.

Menno Versteeg On World Cafe

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What Makes Edie Brickell Happy

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The folk and rock mainstay shares her story and the values that guided her choices along the way.

Edie Brickell On World Cafe

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Look At Emily King Now

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King's latest album Scenery rings out with joy and hope. The production is a stunning combination of jazz-inflected R&B and '80s pop.

Emily King On World Cafe

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An Andrew Bird's-Eye View Of His Latest Album

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The indie rock artist zooms way out on humanity across history's timeline, seeking insight about our current age with his latest album My Finest Work Yet.

Andrew Bird On World Cafe

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Robert Ellis Twists The Clich├ęs Of The Traditional Saloon Player

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Ellis has embraced his dangerous side to a deliciously fun effect with his latest project, Texas Piano Man.

Robert Ellis On World Cafe

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The Chieftains Shares Sounds Of Ireland With The World

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Spend your St. Patrick's Day feeling like your having a pint surrounded by friends and family as we visit the six-time Grammy-winning band in Dublin.

The Chieftains On World Cafe

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Laoise Has An Ear For Sweet Synthesizers

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A chat with the Irish up-and-comer inside Whelan's of Wexford Avenue, one of Dublin's most famous pubs and music venues.

Laoise On World Cafe

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Pillows Queens Makes Spirited Pop Punk

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The Dublin four-piece band sings clever lyrics in loud and proud Irish accents.

Pillow Queens On World Cafe

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Loah's Worldly And Winding Musical Path

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Hear a chat and performance from World Cafe's Sense Of Place trip to Dublin with Loah, recorded live at the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios.

Loah On World Cafe

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David Keenan, A Young Singer With An Old Poet's Soul

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During World Cafe's Sense Of Place trip to Dublin, we grab a seat by the water to hear the Irish singer-songwriter perform gorgeous songs on acoustic guitar.

David Keenan on World Cafe

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Jealous of the Birds Uses A Love Of Language To Craft Songs With Great Effect

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Naomi Hamilton, who makes music as Jealous of the Birds, slices up genres and creates songs that sound homemade and tiny, explosive and bombastic.

Jealous Of The Birds

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