Tonight’s Concert Picks: Alison Krauss and David Gray at the Mann Center, Will Hoge at World Cafe Live

Alison Krauss | Photo by Jennifer Brady |

Alison Krauss and David Gray have teamed up for a co-headlining tour, making a stop tonight at the Mann. Usually seen with her band Union Station, Grammy-winning Krauss recently released a solo album, Windy City, which features a carefully curated collection of classic songs. Free at Noon alum David Gray has 10 studio albums to his name, with an eleventh reportedly on the way next year. Both are incredibly accomplished artists on their own, but this tour brings them together for an especially talent-packed show, the likes of which only come around every so often. Listen to “Gentle On My Mind” from Krauss’s new album below, and find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →


Digging through the WXPN archives for sessions with Grammy Award winners


Congratulations to Adele, Bon Iver, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Booker T, Alison Krauss, and The Civil Wars, who all won Grammys during last night’s awards ceremony. Below, listen to the World Cafe sessions that some of the bands recorded with Cafe host David Dye, as well as Booker T’s full performance at last summer’s XPoNential Music Festival and The Civil Wars’ appearance at last May’s Non-Comm music conference.

Listen to Adele’s World Cafe session here.
Listen to Bon Iver’s World Cafe session here.
Listen to Alison Krauss and Union Station on World Cafe here.
Listen to The Tedeschi Trucks Band here.
Listen to The Civil Wars from last year’s Non-Comm here
Listen to Booker T’s set from last summer’s XPoNential Music Festival here.