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Parker Millsap On World Cafe

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The young singer-songwriter from Oklahoma performs three songs from his debut, live in the studio.

Parker Millsap On World Cafe

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Shelby Lynne, 'She Knows' (Live)

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Watch the unpeggable songwriter perform a B-side from her classic album, I Am Shelby Lynne, live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe

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The Mississippi musician became serious about the blues after an injury stopped him from pursuing a basketball career. Singleton joins World Cafe to play three songs and tell the full story.

Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe

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Jenny Lewis On World Cafe

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The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman performs four songs from her newly released solo album, The Voyager, live in the World Cafe studios.

Jenny Lewis On World Cafe

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Nick Waterhouse On 'Song Travels'

His style may be his own, but it distinctly recalls the sound of the 1950s. The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter shares his love of 45 rpm records and raw, live rock 'n' roll.

Listen: Nick Waterhouse On 'Song Travels'

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Jessica Williams On Piano Jazz

Dave Brubeck called her "one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard." She digs up an old tune and calls two Monk numbers on this 1992 episode of the program.

Listen: Jessica Williams On Piano Jazz

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Courtney Barnett, 'Avant Gardener' (Live)

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Everyone's favorite asthma-ridden Australian performed a special show for KEXP fans in Seattle. Watch Barnett perform her hit song, "Avant Gardener," live at The Triple Door.

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Old Crow Medicine Show On World Cafe

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Alt-country band Old Crow Medicine teamed up with Bob Dylan to write "Sweet Amarillo," a song from their new album, Remedy.

Old Crow Medicine Show On World Cafe

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Rodrigo Amarante, 'Mana' (Live)

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Amarante is well known in his home country of Brazil as part of Los Hermanos and, here in the states, he made a name for himself as a member of LA group Little Joy. Watch him perform "Mana" at KCRW.

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Nikki Lane On World Cafe

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Alt-country singer Nikki Lane makes her World Cafe debut with four songs and an interview about her roots in both music and fashion.

Nikki Lane On World Cafe

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Bob Mould On World Cafe

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Hear the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman play four songs from his latest solo album, Beauty and Ruin.

Bob Mould On World Cafe

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Ben Watt On World Cafe

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The former member of Everything But The Girl performs three songs and discusses his career.

Ben Watt On World Cafe

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World Cafe Next: Honeyblood

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The Glaswegian band's self-titled debut mixes country and folk with songs that veer into lo-fi punk.

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Vintage Cafe: The Avett Brothers

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In 2009, the roots-rock band performed three songs and discussed its work with producer Rick Rubin.

The Avett Brothers On World Cafe

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Mark Lanegan, 'I Am The Wolf' (Live)

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No matter what style or genre he's pursuing, Lanegan possesses a voice that's deep, dusky and unmistakable. Watch him perform "I Am the Wolf" live from KEXP's studios in Seattle.