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

Welles and his band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Welles on World Cafe

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Natalie Prass inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. John Evin Groome/WXPN hide caption

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Natalie Prass On World Cafe

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Peter Hook On World Cafe

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Willie Nelson sings about outliving friends, surviving death hoaxes and more on his latest album, Last Man Standing. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Willie Nelson On World Cafe

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Hozier Interview On World Cafe

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Chef Anthony Bourdain speaks at New York Society for Ethical Culture in Oct. 2017. Bourdain died at age 61 on June 8. Craig Barritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthony Bourdain On World Cafe

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Robert Finley performing live for this session. Dylan Eddinger/WXPN hide caption

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Robert Finley On World Cafe

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Courtney Barnett performs live at Non-COMM 2018 in Philadelphia, recorded live for this session. Ashley Gellman/WXPN hide caption

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Courtney Barnett On World Cafe

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R.LUM.R Nolan Knight/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe Nashville: R.LUM.R

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"There is an element to what I do sometimes where I capture something that I have trouble recreating or beating," Herzig says. "So a lot of times I get stuck with the demo, like, the first time I sang it." Butterfly Boucher/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Prine On World Cafe

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Charley Crockett (center) and band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Ashley Gellman/WXPN hide caption

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Charley Crockett On World Cafe

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Middle Kids inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Rich McKie/WXPN hide caption

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Middle Kids On World Cafe

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Belly performing live at NON-COMMvention 2018 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Dylan Eddinger/WXPN hide caption

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Belly On World Cafe

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Dr. Dog performing live at WXPN's Free At Midnight concert on May 5th, 2018 John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Dr. Dog On World Cafe

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Donovan Woods with his band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio after recording this session. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Donovan Woods On World Cafe

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Soccer Mommy inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Ashley Gellman/WXPN hide caption

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Soccer Mommy On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Ashley Campbell

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