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Amanda Shires On World Cafe

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Mama wants to change that Nashville sound.

Amanda Shires On World Cafe

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Stanley Clarke On World Cafe

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A chat with the legend himself and band member Cameron Graves on the new album The Message.

Stanley Clarke On World Cafe

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World Cafe Encore Week: Revisiting The Past Year Of Studio Sessions

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Listen back to some of the best World Cafe interviews and performances of the past year including Courtney Barnett, David Crosby, Natalie Prass and many more.

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Low Cut Connie On World Cafe

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Party band, piano rock, juke jointing. This band can do it all.

Low Cut Connie On World Cafe

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Dessa On World Cafe

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Dessa, a raconteur rapper and slick singer who studied philosophy and dabbled in slam poetry, is one of the most anomalous artists in music today.

Dessa On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Birdtalker

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There's a beautiful reflectiveness within Birdtalker's song that comes from Zack Green's soul-searching and Dani Green's skill with story and metaphor.

Birdtalker On World Cafe

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The Suffers On World Cafe

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Yes, the band makes party music, but the members have worked incredibly hard to get here, surviving hurricanes and discrimination in the music business.

The Suffers On World Cafe

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Neko Case Has Been Through Hell And Back

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Case reflects on a solitary childhood, the fire that consumed her house, the subjugation of women and the fate of humanity, and performs songs from her latest album, Hell-On.

Neko Case On World Cafe

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Frank Turner Breaks Down The 'Collective Problem' With Politics

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The message of Turner's new album Be More Kind applies both to the ways we treat the world around us and the way we treat ourselves.

Frank Turner On World Cafe

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Dawes On World Cafe

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Songwriting and musicianship aside, one of the things fans latch on to is that this band feels like a good hang.

Dawes On World Cafe

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The Record Company On World Cafe

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The members of the trio talk about All of This Life, their relentless work ethic and the surprising similarities between touring in a rock and roll band and growing up on a dairy farm.

The Record Company On World Cafe

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Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe

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LaMontagne shares life stories, including how he met his wife at 8 years old, and performs songs from his latest album 'Part of the Light.'

Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe

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