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

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Essential and Emerging Artists

The Hold Steady D James Goodwin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Hold Steady On World Cafe

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the bird and the bee Alexa Nikol Curran/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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the bird and the bee

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Vampire Weekend Monika Mogi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vampire Weekend On World Cafe

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Shawn Colvin performing live for World Cafe. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Shawn Colvin on World Cafe

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Pixies performing live for WXPN's Free At Noon Concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Pixies On World Cafe

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

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Tamino On World Cafe

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Vince Gill John Shearer /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vince Gill On World Cafe

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Geddy Lee outside the World Cafe Performance Studio at WXPN in Philadelphia. Makena Duffy/WXPN hide caption

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Geddy Lee On World Cafe

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Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas perform the 1999 hit "Smooth" at the 42d Annual Grammy Awards in February 2000. Santana received eight awards including Record of the Year that night. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Madison Cunningham Claire Vogel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Madison Cunningham On World Cafe

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Buddy and Julie Miller Kate York/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buddy and Julie Miller on World Cafe

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Mattiel performs live at WXPN's NONCOMM 2019 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Mattiel On World Cafe

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Raphael Saadiq Aaron Rapoport/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq On World Cafe (OLD)

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