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World Cafe

Monday - Friday 2PM to 4PM

Since 1991, World Cafe®, is the premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. The show is hosted by Talia Schlanger. The show's guest roster has included Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, Dolly Parton, The Shins, Lucinda Williams, Paul McCartney, Ani Difranco, Damien Rice, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, REM, Rachael Yamagata, David Byrne, Yo Yo Ma, Billy Joel, Lyle Lovett, Bela Fleck, Moby, Taj Mahal, Coldplay, Sting, and The xx, among hundreds of others.

No matter what you listen to in your life right now, no matter how far your musical tastes have come, the music you grew up with will always be special. Today's guest, Boz Scaggs, can tell you that firsthand. He played with the Steve Miller Band in the '60s and became a household name in the '70s thanks to songs like "Lido Shuffle" and albums like Silk Degrees.

"They'll blow your socks off if you have any on," reads a fan's Facebook post about the live capabilities of Rainbow Kitten Surprise. And it's true. This undefinable five-piece band from the small town of Boone, N.C. boasts a blend of charisma, musical chops, sing-along harmonies and breakneck creativity that's made it a nearly instant favorite among the nation's sandals-wearing music festival crowd.

If you ask today's guest what she's been up to since the last time she was on World Cafe about a year and a half ago, she might say something like, "Oh, not much. Finished my Masters of Fine Arts, raised a toddler, toured in my husband's band the 400 unit, completed another record of my own, won Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards ... and slept at some point."

It's easy to throw the word legend around when you talk to musicians who regularly appear on World Cafe. So when a real legend shows up, you've run out of superlatives.

Beginning at 12 noon ET on Sunday, July 29, you can watch Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Phoebe Bridgers and more perform during the final day of WXPN's 2018 XPoNential Music Festival.

Beginning at 12 noon ET on Saturday, July 28, you can watch Margo Price, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Sunflower Bean and more perform during the second day of WXPN's 2018 XPoNential Music Festival.

Beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, July 27, you can watch The Lone Bellow, Bermuda Triangle, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and more perform during the first day of WXPN's 2018 XPoNential Music Festival.

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