A-WA inside the World Cafe Performance Studio
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On its latest album, July 31, 2019 Bayti Fi Rasi, the trio tells a story of their relatives fleeing Yemen and arriving in Israel as part of Operation Magic Carpet in 1949.
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The classically-trained vocalist just announced a new project, July 30, 2019 Ballads. But when she stopped by World Cafe, it was to discuss her most recent full-length album, First Flower.
Molly Burch On World Cafe
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram performs live at the 2019 NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia, PA
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Ingram is an absolute beast on guitar who has impressed a lot of different people over the years, including Buddy Guy, Bootsy Collins and Dave Grohl.
July 25, 2019
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram On World Cafe
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From playing for free beer to appearing at massive festivals, CAAMP has come a long way.
July 23, 2019
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Lukas Nelson's latest record, July 22, 2019 Turn Off The News (Build A Garden), includes plenty of guests. Neil Young, Margo Price, and yes, Lukas' dad, Willie Nelson, all appear on the album.
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real On World Cafe
The Black Keys
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Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney explain why they just needed to get out of each other's hair for a bit.
July 19, 2019
The Black Keys On World Cafe
Duff McKagan inside the World Cafe Performance Studio
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Between gigs with time on his hands, Duff, the Guns N' Roses bassist, recorded July 18, 2019 Tenderness, produced by his old friend, Shooter.
Duff McKagan & Shooter Jennings' 'Tenderness' Is Art In Motion
Gloria Gaynor in side the World Cafe Performance Studio
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Gaynor explains why "I Will Survive" is still her favorite song to perform.
July 17, 2019
Gloria Gaynor On World Cafe
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Maroney's young, but he has lived a lot of life. He wears his experiences in a way that really makes you want to root for him and his dreams.
July 16, 2019
Briston Maroney On World Cafe
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Alynda Segarra of Hurray For The Riff Raff and Leyla McCalla of Carolina Chocolate Drops join King James and the Special Men for a live performance.
July 12, 2019
King James and the Special Men On World Cafe
Rodrigo y Gabriela perform live at Public Radio's NON-COMMvention at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA.
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The duo conveys compassion through the music and emotion felt on its latest album, July 11, 2019 Mettavolution.
Rodrigo y Gabriela on World Cafe
Clockwise from left: Lizzo, Gary Clark Jr., Maggie Rogers
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Some say the glass of 2019 is half empty; others say it's half full. We say, "Wow, we've had some incredible artists perform so far this year."
June 28, 2019
Gary Clark Jr. On World Cafe
Ben Dickey performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - Recorded live for this session.
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The roots singer-songwriter shares songs from his latest album, June 26, 2019 A Glimmer On The Outskirts and how he ended up starring in a biopic directed by Ethan Hawke.
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Though it serves as a partial reflection on his relationship with Jenny Lewis, there's more to Rice's latest album.
June 24, 2019
Johnathan Rice On World Cafe
Ride Me Back Home is out today.
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It's been about a year since June 21, 2019 World Cafe caught up with Willie, and he's been busy!
Willie Nelson On World Cafe