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Nathaniel Rateliff performs live for WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - recorded live for World Cafe Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Nathaniel Rateliff On World Cafe

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Welsh singer and songwriter Cerys Matthews is featured on this week's show. Courtesy of BBC 6 Music hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Roots And Branches

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The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va., hosted live performances for World Cafe's Sense of Place episodes this past week. Ashley Travis/WNRN hide caption

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Desiré Moses On World Cafe

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Hackensaw Boys On World Cafe

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The title of James Taylor's audio memoir Break Shot refers to the first shot in a game of pool when order is suddenly broken. "That seemed like an apt metaphor for what happened to my family," he says. Norman Seeff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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James Taylor Narrates Life Before Fame And Sings American Standards On New Album

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This week's episode features songs from The Crannua Collective. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Debuts

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"I mean for a cross-dresser selling folk music, I was like, if I can sell that, plugging the guitars in isn't going to be that farfetched," Trixie Mattel says of her third album, Barbara. Albert Sanchez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trixie Mattel Balances Genre, History And Humor On 'Barbara'

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