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Doyle Bramhall II performs live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for this World Cafe Session. Taylor Johnson/WXPN hide caption

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Doyle Bramhall II On World Cafe

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With a strong voice and dizzying array of guitar licks at his disposal, Doyle Bramhall II is a musicians' musician.

Doyle Bramhall II On World Cafe

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Glorietta On World Cafe

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A bunch of exceptional songwriters and performers rent a house in Glorieta, N.M. for a week of tequila, hot tubs, home cooking and music-making. Just like that, out pops an album!

Glorietta On World Cafe

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Doe Paoro (third from the left) with her band, inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Doe Paoro On World Cafe

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The songwriting in Paoro's latest album, Soft Power, examines control, loss, struggle and a woman's place in it all.

Doe Paoro On World Cafe

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Hozier On World Cafe

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Hozier creates musical moments big enough to galvanize every molecule around them into action and tiny enough that they can burrow themselves in the hidden corners of your heart.

Hozier On World Cafe

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Lori McKenna On World Cafe

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This Nashville transplant has a Cinderella story with a glass cowboy boot for a slipper.

Lori McKenna On World Cafe

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The Nude Party On World Cafe

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The Nude Party creates an unmistakable mix of indie, folk, psych and good old-fashioned rock and roll.

The Nude Party On World Cafe

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Arthur Buck On World Cafe

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Performing with different techniques, Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck of R.E.M. come together for a mesmerizing performance.

Arthur Buck On World Cafe

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Hatchie and her band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Hatchie On World Cafe

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Harriette Pilbeam talks about striking out as a solo artist and capturing the sparkling sounds of 90s pop on her debut EP, Sugar & Spice.

Hatchie On World Cafe

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Ruston Kelly performing at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for this session. Taylor Johnson/WXPN hide caption

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Ruston Kelly On World Cafe

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Kelly's been to the brink and back. You can hear that journey in the moving songs that make up his latest album, Dying Star.

Ruston Kelly On World Cafe

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Kacey Musgraves performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for this session. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Kacey Musgraves On World Cafe

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"Once you present yourself as who you are, and kind of make no apologies for it, then you don't ever have to concede to anything else," the boundary-pushing country artist tells host Talia Schlanger.

Kacey Musgraves on World Cafe

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Tom Morello On World Cafe

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The guitar legend talks Bruce Springsteen, Chris Cornell and his new sound on his latest album, The Atlas Underground.

Tom Morello On World Cafe

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Watch Shame Perform 'Lampoon' Live In The Studio

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British post-punk band Shame released its debut album, Songs of Praise, earlier this year. The band brought a full-throttle performance to the KCRW studio.

One of the highlights of World Cafe's recent Sense of Place: Edinburgh trip was being welcomed into the tiny basement studio of Young Fathers where the trio made the incredibly inspired record Cocoa Sugar. Kim Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Young Fathers

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The award-winning Scottish three-piece share stories during World Cafe's Sense Of Place trip to Edinburgh.

Young Fathers On World Cafe

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'You Can Be Your Best Friend': Hear Robyn On World Cafe

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The Swedish pop star reflects on becoming friends with her body, using dance to wade through sadness and Honey, her first solo album in eight years.

Robyn On World Cafe

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KT Tunstall On World Cafe

World Cafe visited Tunstall in Edinburgh — where the artist was born — the day after a sold-out show featuring songs from her new album, WAX.

KT Tunstall On World Cafe

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The Revivalists On World Cafe

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The New Orleans-based octet discusses the success of its song "Wish I Knew You" and shares Hurricane Katrina stories — plus, live performances recorded at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

The Revivalists On World Cafe

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Bonjay On World Cafe

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The duo performs songs from the album Lush Life, a love letter to the swirl of cities and the people they bring together.

Bonjay On World Cafe

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'I Love Men Very Much, But...': Rosanne Cash On Telling Women's Stories

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One of America's great storytellers explains the urgent need she felt to tell female stories on her latest album, She Remembers Everything.

Rosanne Cash On World Cafe

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Stella Donnelly On World Cafe

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In her songs and in-person, Donnelly is charming, generous and funny. She's also unafraid to speak up about serious topics.

Stella Donnelly On World Cafe

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The English Beat On World Cafe

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Dave Wakeling is still touring like a man 30 years his younger. He recently recorded a new studio album, Here We Go Love.

The English Beat On World Cafe

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