World Cafe

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size

Alabama Shakes - Vintage Cafe

Photo Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins Photo Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins
Our Vintage Cafe Is From Before Alabama Shakes’ Debut Album In 2012

Few unhyped debut albums have had as much impact recently as the simply produced authentic first album from The Alabama Shakes, Boys and Girls. Singer Brittany Howard and company captured lightning in a bottle on that one. We recently found out that Los Angeles based guitarist and producer Blake Mills worked with them on the new one and it is done. Good news for the future, but today we are going to go back to 2012 and listening again to the young band starting out. Their first appearance on the World Cafe was even before their first album was released. That's our Vintage Cafe for this week.

Session Setlist
Going To The Party
I Found You
Hold On
Boys And Girls

Recent Release: Boys & Girls
Release Date: April 10, 2012
Label: ATO Records