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Rhiannon Giddens on World Cafe

Rhiannon Givens is a two-time Grammy award winner, MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient, and Pulitzer Prize winning singer, instrumentalist, and composer. Her new album, You’re the One, is a departure from previous material. Featuring all original compositions, it was a chance for Giddens to expand her sonic palette. Rhiannon Giddens talks about her new album and winning a Pulitzer for her opera, Omar, on the next World Cafe.

Arkells on World Cafe

Arkells are best known for big, singalong anthems, but on their new album, Laundry Pile, they strip things down and get more intimate. The 9-time Juno Award winning band get into why they wanted to do something that felt more raw and honest, and they perform live. That’s on the next World Cafe.

Encore: Rosanne Cash on World Cafe

Rosanne Cash’s seminal album, The Wheel, turns 30 this year. On today’s World Cafe, we’ll be heading back to 1993 to revisit a conversation with the singer-songwriter and talking about the impact of the album she made with producer John Leventhal. It’s Rosanne Cash, in a special encore edition of World Cafe.

Americanafest Mini Concert feat. Nat Myers and Jess Williamson on World Cafe

World Cafe is kicking off a series of mini concerts, bringing you intimate performances from the legendary Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, recorded during AmericanaFest earlier this Fall. This week features the talented singer-songwriter Jess Williamson, who dazzled us with her latest album, Time Ain’t Accidental. You’ll also meet Nat Myers, a Korean American blues poet who caught the ear of Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, who produced Myers’ debut album, Yellow Peril.