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World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

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

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On 'Star-Crossed,' Kacey Musgraves Embraces Tragedy

Kacey Musgraves' latest album, Star-Crossed, chronicles the end of a relationship, through divorce and healing.


24 Sep 2021

Rank #1

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Merry Clayton On 'Beautiful Scars' And A Life Of Singing

In the late 1960s, Merry Clayton was one of the most sought after backup singers. Her new album, released in April of this year, is called Beautiful Scars.


22 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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On 'The Roadside,' Billy Idol Reunites With An Old Collaborator

This month, Billy Idol released The Roadside, a four song EP made with his longtime guitarist and cowriter, Steve Stevens.


20 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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On 'Hope Above Adversity,' Dylan Cartlidge Makes Music Like Mantras

Cartlidge's debut album, Hope Above Adversity, was released in July of this year. It's filled with uplifting anthems that sonically jump from pop, to funk, to hip hop.


16 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram, Pushing The Blues Into The Modern Era

On his latest album, 662, the 22-year-old guitar virtuoso expands his sound to incorporate more rock, soul and gospel into his repertoire.


13 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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Enter 'The Metallica Blacklist': St. Vincent And Jason Isbell On The Black Album

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Metallica's beloved self-titled album, they're releasing The Metallica Blacklist: a compilation featuring more than 50 different artists covering songs from the record.


10 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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On 'Release Me 2,' Barbra Streisand Plucks From An Archive Full Of Gems

In this episode of World Cafe, Barbra Streisand discusses Release Me 2 — a compilation of unreleased and reworked songs — and the funny, surprising stories that surround it.


3 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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On 'Daddy's Home,' St. Vincent Lives Her 1970s New York Fantasy

In this episode of World Cafe, St. Vincent dives into the personal story and cultural influences behind Daddy's Home.


2 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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For Tom Scharpling, Wanting To Be Part Of Something Bigger 'Never Ends'

In this episode of World Cafe, Tom Scharpling talks about his memoir, It Never Ends, and the way music — including how his desire to be part of something: a band, a joke, anything — has shaped his life.


1 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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To Jackson Browne, Songwriting Is A Game Of Revision

Songwriting is a craft. No one follows through on that promise more than Jackson Browne.


27 Aug 2021

Rank #10