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

Kevin Gordon - World Cafe Next

Kevin Gordon - World Cafe Next Photo by Heather Leroy
World Cafe: Next - Kevin Gordon: Poetry and Swampy Louisiana Rock

Our World Cafe: Next artist Kevin Gordon has been releasing albums since 2001, he has made six. The new one Long Gone Time, coming out in September, is a great example of the swampy rock tunes he favors. Pay attention to the lyrics. After a punk rock youth in Monroe, Louisiana Kevin went on to graduate with a masters degree from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Nashville now and can’t shake the punk, the poetry or the swampy Southern blues. We'll give you little preview today. Don’t forget to look for our World Cafe: Next podcast at our tumblr,

Session Setlist

Recent Release: Gloryland
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Label: Crowville Media