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Ryan Adams performs live at the World Cafe 25th anniversary concert in Philadelphia. Joe Del Tufo/WXPN hide caption

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Live On Our Favorite Performances Of 2017

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We've assembled two full hours of World Cafe moments from the past year that made us go "whoa."

Live On World Cafe: Our Favorite Performances of 2017

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Jack Johnson On World Cafe

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In between performing songs from his latest album All The Light Above It Too, he discusses some of his passions with host Talia Schlanger.

Jack Johnson On World Cafe

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Beck On World Cafe

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Hear new tunes and old stories from the past two decades of the pop star's career.

Beck On World Cafe

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Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul On World Cafe

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The E Street Band veteran and star of the small screen is back with Soulfire, his first new album in 18 years.

Little Steven & The Discipels of Soul On World Cafe

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Bela Fleck And Abigail Washburn On World Cafe

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Two styles of banjo not normally heard together are fused in this live session of songs from their new album, Echo In The Valley.

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn On World Cafe

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David Crosby On World Cafe

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On the occasion of his new album, Sky Trails, the legendary singer-songwriter pops in to tell funny stories from across his long career.

David Crosby On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Willie Watson

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As a founder of Old Crow Medicine Show and now in a solo career, he feels his way through America's musical history by sliding an old bottleneck against the strings of his acoustic guitar.

World Cafe Nashville: Willie Watson

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Lost Bayou Ramblers On World Cafe

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Torchbearers of Cajun and Creole music, the Southern Louisiana band brings the sounds of crickets and frogs and the first-ever triangle solo to the show.

Lost Bayou Ramblers On World Cafe

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Steve Winwood On World Cafe

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Hear a chat with the prog-rock architect on his new greatest hits live album.

Steve Winwood On World Cafe

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Los Colognes On World Cafe

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A Nashville band with an exotic European sound plays from its new album, The Wave.

Latin Roots: Los Colognes

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William Patrick Corgan On World Cafe

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As we often learn when we invite famous people in for interviews, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman is not who you may think he is.

William Patrick Corgan On World Cafe

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Chris Forsyth On World Cafe

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A live performance from the formidable guitarist and his Solar Motel Band.

Chris Forsyth On World Cafe

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Grandaddy On World Cafe

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The band's first album following a 10-year hiatus features everything that made it great — the meeting of fuzzed-out indie rock and the lo-fi psychedelia of video games.

Grandaddy on World Cafe

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