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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

Episode Date
Have You Heard Stephanie Lambring's 'Autonomy'? You Should
The Nashville songwriter wrote one of the most honest albums released last year. It is nothing short of a coming-of-age tour de force.
May 12, 2021
Wand's Cory Hanson Goes Solo Again, And He'd Rather Not Talk About It
The Los Angeles psych-rock star joins World Cafe to discuss his new album, Pale Horse Rider.
May 11, 2021
The Weather Station Takes Us Inside The Songs Of 'Ignorance'
With The Weather Station's fifth album, Ignorance, Tamara Lindeman's lyricism is as sharp as ever, but she's also expanded her sound, leaving the purely folk realm to explore more experimental territory.
May 07, 2021
Meet Tamar Aphek, The Israeli Guitarist Who Plays 'Jazz & Roll'
The Tel Aviv musician talks about how her distinct sound revealed itself during improvisation.
May 06, 2021
No-No Boy Weaves Family And Other Immigrant Stories Into Catchy Folk Songs
Previously heard as a member of The Young Republic, Julian Saporiti's new project incorporates his own family history, including the experiences of his Vietnamese mother.
May 05, 2021
Get Familiar With Elizabeth King's Long Journey
Gospel singer Elizabeth King is unstoppable. In this episode, she talks about how she musters the strength and power to persevere at 78 years old.
Apr 30, 2021
Rickie Lee Jones Shares The Soundtrack To Her Youth
Rickie Lee Jones opens up about the stories and characters of her own story in her new memoir.
Apr 28, 2021
Loretta Lynn Transforms Classic Songs On 'Still Woman Enough'
The 89-year-old icon collaborates with artists like Margo Price and Tanya Tucker on her 50th studio album.
Apr 26, 2021
Jon Batiste Can't Keep His Fingers Off The Piano
Joining us from The Late Show studio, Batiste spontaneously starts playing piano during a conversation about his role on the show, composing for the Disney/Pixar film Soul, and his own latest album.
Apr 23, 2021
Get Up And Dance To A Mini-Concert From Jupiter & Okwess
Jupiter & Okwess' music blends Congolese, American and European influences and is undeniably fun.
Apr 22, 2021
Shakey Graves Ruminates On 10 Years Of 'Roll The Bones'
Alejandro Rose Garcia's 2011 album is one of Bandcamp's most downloaded folk records. He joins us to discuss the record's deluxe reissue.
Apr 21, 2021
The Culture Corner: 30 Years Since Massive Attack's 'Blue Lines'
Thirty years ago, U.K. band Massive Attack released its debut album, Blue Lines, and changed music forever. We go back to the early '90s in Bristol in this first installment of The Culture Corner.
Apr 20, 2021