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See Area Entrants to Tiny Desk!

Want to see band from the area that entered NPRMusic's Tiny Desk contest? In no particular order, The Mighty High & Dry, Passive Agressives Anonymous, Multibird, Susana Rose, Old Deer Ensemble, Left-handed 2nd Baseman, The Transindental KARMAcist+1, and more... Check them out at http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/browse-2018/?location=rochester,%20ny

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Want to see band from the area that entered NPRMusic's Tiny Desk contest? In no particular order, The Mighty High & Dry, Passive Agressives Anonymous, Multibird, Susana Rose, Old Deer Ensemble, Left-handed 2nd Baseman, The Transindental KARMAcist+1, and more...

Check them out at http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/browse-2018/?location=rochester,%20ny

NPR Music is once again asking unknown bands and musicians across the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest will be sponsored for the fourth year by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and the winner will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S.

Since 1991, Sundays at 6PM have been greeted with the presentation of jazz standards by Ruth Elaine, a volunteer host on WRUR. Through the years, Sunday Session has developed a following, with dedicated listeners tuning in for the program. After 26 years, Ruth Elaine has decided to retire her program. She wishes her listeners well. A very private person, Ruth Elaine had a strong presence on the the radio. 

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The Thistle & Shamrock: From Vinyl To MP3

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Hear a handpicked classic collection of recordings with Fiona Ritchie this week. She presents a timeless hour of music spanning the decades, from vinyl masterpieces to pioneering MP3s with artists including Liz Carroll, Gordon Duncan and Alan Stivell.

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Harrison Smith is at the forefront of a new generation of young rock musicians who've never known anything other than limitless possibilities. Smith's project, Turtlenecked, has been steadily fulfilling that potential since 2015. Although he often performs as a drummer, Smith plays every instrument in the band and largely produces and writes his own material, which has grown leaps and bounds in just a few years.

In 2013, roots musician Ben Harper teamed up with legendary harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite for a blues record called Get Up! The album went on to win a Grammy for best blues album — not a bad way to start a partnership.

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World Cafe on WRUR

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.

Pete Seeger dies at 94

Jan 28, 2014

I'll be paying tribute to him today at 1:00 on The All Weather Lunch. Tune in.

Pete Seeger tribute today @1:00

Jan 28, 2014

Pete Seeger passed away Monday night at the ripe, old age of 94.  Tune in today at 1:00 for a tribute to this larger than life musician and activist.  Show starts right after the news at 12:00.

Characters Welcome

Jan 26, 2014
Murder Ballad Monday

The USA Network's tagline applies nicely to this week’s edition of Mystery Train. We’ll meet some of the iconic personalities that dot the landscape of American music, including Stackerlee, Superfly, Susie-Q, Minnie the Moocher, Buster Cornelious and many more. Hop on board Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the schedule for this week.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Gospel legend Mavis Staples showcases You Are Not Alone, produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, on this Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Country singer-songwriter, Robbie Fulks, adds Gone Away Backward to his near-twenty year catalog.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

San Fermin, who recently released their self-titled debut, was founded by Ellis Ludwig-Leone to showcase his chamber pop compositions.

Guilt, Wine, Love

Jan 19, 2014

...all contemplated on Mystery Train this week. Does it take a lot of medicine to pretend that you're someone else? Do you only shine, shave and shower on Saturdays? When you fall in love, will it be forever? So many questions. Tune in Wednesday at 6pm and/or Sunday afternoon at 4.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the schedule for this week.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Known for their British Invasion hits like "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season," The Zombies are featured on this Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The ever-evolving Of Montreal channel classic rock on their latest effort, Lousy with Sylvianbriar.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's this week's schedule...

Monday, January 6, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe from 2011, The Decemberists perform songs from their then-new album, The King Is Dead.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The follow-up to Diego Garcia's acclaimed debut, Laura, is the romantic new album called Paradise.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Wild Feathers introduce their rootsy rock music on their self-titled debut.

New Morning

Dec 29, 2013

Who knows where the time goes? We’ll be ringing in the new year on Mystery Train this week, barhopping from Tipitina's to the House of Blue Lights, sharing a couple of old photographs and greeting the dawn...with some passengers in better shape than others. Tune in Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.

Silent Night

Dec 22, 2013

Dig if you will the picture of Prince under the mistletoe. It's one of the scenes we'll visit on Mystery Train this week. The peculiar paternity of Joseph is considered, along with stories of other travelers headed to new places with big plans. We'll also hear transformative versions of Silent Night and the Nutcracker. Hop on board Christmas day at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.

Joy, Joy To My Soul

Dec 18, 2013

The Mystery Train Christmas Show, Part 1, will be on this Sunday at 4pm. Passengers include Ella and Elvis, Wilco and Wynton and Bland and Brubeck, among others. There's even a tune from the Grinch's girlfriend.

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