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

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

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band On World Cafe

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Noah Gundersen inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Noah Gundersen On World Cafe

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Jessy Wilson performing live inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Jessy Wilson On World Cafe

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Of Monsters And Men performs stripped-down versions of songs from the band's lastest record, Fever Dream, inside the World Cafe Performances studio. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Of Monsters And Men On World Cafe

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Mwenso & the Shakes perform live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - recorded live for this World Cafe Session. Rich McKie/WXPN hide caption

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Mwenso & the Shakes On World Cafe

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Edward Norton On World Cafe

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Jonatha Brooke performing live for World Cafe Emily DeHart/WXPN hide caption

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Jonatha Brooke On World Cafe

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Ranky Tanky inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Ranky Tanky/WXPN hide caption

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Ranky Tanky On World Cafe

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Quinn Christopherson performs live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Quinn Christopherson On World Cafe

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Grace Potter On World Cafe

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The Muckers inside the World Cafe Playlist Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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The Muckers On World Cafe

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David Wax Museum On World Cafe

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Questlove On World Cafe

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Che Apalache On World Cafe

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The Hold Steady On World Cafe

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