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Moon Taxi On World Cafe

The Nashville band develops a distinct indie-prog-jazz-folk style on its new album, Cabaret.
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Smithsonian Welcomes Musical Greats For Jazz Appreciation Month

Several big names in the jazz world are in D.C. this week to donate artifacts to the Smithsonian, and engage in a few jam sessions as well.

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David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.


Brad Paisley Ventures Out Of Country's 'Wheelhouse'

With tracks like "Southern Comfort Zone" and "Accidental Racist," the superstar's new album performs a balancing act of cultural examinations. But there are still enough twangy guitar solos and all-purpose love songs to engage country-music tradition.

Gillian Welch And David Rawlings On World Cafe

For World Cafe's Sense of Place: Nashville edition, we immediately knew we wanted to talk with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, who have lived in the city since 1993 and own the historic Woodland Studios. Listen to an extended conversation with the duo about their adopted hometown and how its changed over the past 20 years.

Caitlin Rose On World Cafe

The singer is a young darling of Nashville's music scene. Here, she plays songs from The Stand-In.