World Cafe WXPN in Philadelphia and host Raina Douris present interviews and performances with today's essential and emerging artists.

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Essential and Emerging Artists

Angel Olsen (right) with her band, inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Angel Olsen On World Cafe

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"They were very musical and they made great songs and had great harmonies," Chrissie Hynde says of The Beach Boys. "I only didn't appreciate them then because I was tripping my brains out and listening to Jimi Hendrix." Jill Furmanovsky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chrissie Hynde On World Cafe

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The Wood Brothers performs live at the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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The Wood Brothers On World Cafe

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Maggie Rose performing live at the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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Maggie Rose On World Cafe

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Aubrie Sellers performs live at the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage in Nashville. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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Aubrie Sellers On World Cafe

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After a semi-nomadic life growing up, Bedouine has called LA's Echo Park home for a decade. Her beautiful folk tunes fit squarely in that neighborhood's musical tradition. Moises Galvan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bedouine On World Cafe

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Mercy Bell (left) and Joy Oladokun (right) Caitlin Brady / Shannon Beveridge/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley perform live on the AmericanaFest Day Stage. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley On World Cafe

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Illiterate Light performs live in the World Cafe Performance Studio. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Illiterate Light On World Cafe

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"I always want to keep it classic-sounding," Liam says. "I'm not like my brother, who's trying to reinvent the wheel and failing miserably." Tom Beard/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Joni Mitchell is still the Queen Mother of singer-songwriters," Robbie Robertson says. Mitchell appeared in The Last Waltz, the first of his collaborations with Martin Scorsese. Don Dixon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robbie Robertson On World Cafe

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Jade Jackson performs live from the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage. Cal Hoeppner/WXPN hide caption

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Jade Jackson On World Cafe

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Della Mae performs on the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Della Mae On World Cafe

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Kris Kristofferson's publicist, Tamara Saviano, offered Kelsey Waldon an internship after listening to her cover Townes Van Zandt. Laura E. Partain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kelsey Waldon on World Cafe

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Listen in for a snippet of Sonny Landreth's live cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from his recent tour with Peter Frampton. Lucius Fontenot/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sonny Landreth On World Cafe

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The Head and the Heart performed live for World Cafe. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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The Head and the Heart On World Cafe

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Pete Townshend originally wrote the songs on The Who's new album for Roger Daltrey as a solo artist. "I wrote them for Roger because I knew that Roger would sing them best," he says. William Snyder/Courtesy of the aritst hide caption

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Pete Townshend On World Cafe

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The Mavericks performed live at the 20th Annual AmericanaFest in Nashville. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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The Mavericks On World Cafe

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Molly Tuttle performs live from the AmericanaFest Day Stage in Nashville. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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Molly Tuttle On World Cafe

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The Record Company performs live on the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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The Record Company On World Cafe

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Tanya Tucker performing live at the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Tanya Tucker On World Cafe

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