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

Low Cut Connie performs live at NON-COMM 2018 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, recorded live for this session. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Low Cut Connie On World Cafe

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Dessa (center) and her band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Dessa On World Cafe

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"I don't even know if I deserve at age 51 to have this much joy on stage," Dave Matthews says. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Matthews on World Cafe

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The members of Birdtalker project balance and warmth in a way that only true friends can. Gavin Nutt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Birdtalker On World Cafe

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The Suffers inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Ashley Gellman/WXPN hide caption

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The Suffers On World Cafe

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Neko Case performs live at World Cafe Live (upstairs) in Philadelphia. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Neko Case On World Cafe

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"I feel that the people who have the expression 'Make America Great Again' written on their hats have, in my humble, ignorant, English opinion, misidentified what is great about America," Frank Turner says. Ben Morse/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Frank Turner On World Cafe

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Dawes On World Cafe

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The Record Company On World Cafe

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Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe

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Dave Alvin (left) and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (right) performing live in the World Cafe Performance Studio. Dylan Eddinger/WXPN hide caption

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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore On World Cafe

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Author Robert Hilburn On World Cafe

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Ruen Brothers performing live at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Ruen Brothers On World Cafe

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Rare Essence inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Dylan Eddinger/WXPN hide caption

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Rare Essence On World Cafe

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Zoe Reynolds, also known as Kississippi. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kississippi on World Cafe

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Derek Smalls On World Cafe

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Bettye LaVette On World Cafe

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