WXPN

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WXPN-FM is the non-commercial public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania and the premier radio showcase for contemporary music that spans the progressive edges of rock, folk, rhythm and blues, and American roots. WXPN also produces programming for national syndication. Our signature program,World Café with David Dye is distributed by Public Radio International and broadcasts daily on more than 160 public radio stations nationwide. WXPN also produces the Peabody-Award winning Kids Corner, hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the annual Singer Songwriter Weekend two-day music festival.

Series

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19 Pieces

Musicians on the Record features first-person accounts from artists who muse about meaningful albums in their lives

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 28, 2005
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12 Pieces

Women Making Music is a series of 2-3 minute modules in which contemporary singer-songwriters offer first person accounts of their craft.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2005
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2 Pieces

Fall 2008 testimonials

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2009

Latest Pieces

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You may not know his name but if you're a fan of HBO's "True Blood" you know Jace Everett's baritone. Each week Jace's song "Bad Things" accompanie...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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After years as a top blues player, Quintus McCormick has released his debut album. It's a good one.

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KKRN, and KEOS


  • Added: Oct 14, 2009
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 4
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To his fans his story is legendary. Ireland's Barry Moore began playing music with his older brother Christy when he was a young teenager. He rei...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 09, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Earle had a lot in common with his songwriting hero the late Townes Van Zandt. Both spent time in Houston, both played guitar and both had h...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Singer-songwriter Tim Easton doesn't drink much anymore but he still writes about people who do. His latest album called "Porcupine" is a raucous ...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 08, 2009
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Neko Case's torch-like voice has won her fans. But her genre-defying style--as well as her take on love and nature--set her apart from her contemp...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 08, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Louis Walker "Between A Rock And The Blues" reviewed

Bought by KKRN, KFOK-LPFM, KKRN, and KEOS


  • Added: Sep 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 4
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On this edition of "A Musician's Life" Tracey Tanenbaum speaks with Kevin Hearn. The Canadian Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter makes crowd-ple...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 15, 2009
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Australia native Ben Lee formed his band Noise Addict when he was just 13. Within a couple of years the group counted Thurston Moore of Sonic Yout...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and Remix Radio


  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
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On this edition of A Musician’s Life, Tracey Tanenbaum speaks with Moby. Some hail the electronic artist as an innovative genius while others call...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and Remix Radio


  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2