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Vintage Cafe: Bombino

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Recorded with the help of The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, the Tuareg guitarist's latest album, Nomad, is packed with hypnotic and exciting guitar lines.

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Frank Turner On World Cafe

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Shifting from punk to folk, the British singer-songwriter inspires a dedicated, fanatical following. Hear him perform four songs and talk about everything from songwriting to politics — and even a little bit about his tattoos

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Daughn Gibson, 'You Don't Fade' (Live)

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Gibson is a former punk and truck driver who now puts an art-rock spin on contemporary country music. Watch Daughn Gibson and his band play "You Don't Fade."

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Parquet Courts On World Cafe

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The Brooklyn indie-rock band introduces three never-before-heard songs in the World Cafe studio.

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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell On World Cafe

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Watch a performance by the duo as they play material from their latest album, Love Has Come For You, live at WXPN's Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia.

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Laura Mvula On World Cafe

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The inventive British singer blends pop, jazz and soul on her full-length debut, Sing to the Moon.

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Sebadoh, 'Keep The Boy Alive' (Live)

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Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein released their first Sebadoh album in 14 years, Defend Yourself, in September 2013. They visited KEXP in Seattle to give fans a taste of the new material.

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Kenny Barron On Piano Jazz

The pianist performs "Clouds" and pairs with host Marian McPartland for "How Deep Is The Ocean?" in 2003.

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Buddy Guy On World Cafe

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The legend performs songs from his new album, Rhythm & Blues, and celebrates his 77th birthday.

Buddy Guy On World Cafe

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Rob Schwimmer On 'Song Travels'

The pianist plays "My Funny Valentine" and a tribute to theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore.

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Smith Westerns On World Cafe

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Hear the Chicago pop-rock band perform songs from its new album, Soft Will, and talk with David Dye.

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The National, 'I Should Live In Salt' (Live)

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With drummer Bryan Devendorf out due to an injury, The National played a pared-down set during its recent visit to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios. Watch them perform "I Should Live In Salt."

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Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion On World Cafe

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The couple performs songs from Wassaic Way and discusses Wilco's connections to the Guthrie family.

Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion On World Cafe

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Twilight World: Remembering Marian McPartland

The pianist and composer valued sophisticated harmonies, aching melodies and a tremendous emotional range. Here, we feature her original compositions and musical collaborations with Sarah Vaughan, Karrin Allison, Thad Jones, Elvis Costello and more.

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Elastic Bond On World Cafe

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Hear a studio session from Venezuelan producer Andres Ponce and Honduran singer Sofy Encanto, featuring songs from the band's debut album, Real.

Elastic Bond On World Cafe

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