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.


Keb’ Mo’ playing a special solo acoustic set at the XPoNential Music Festival on Saturday July 23rd

Keb’ Mo’ has been added to the lineup for the XPoNential Music Festival the weekend of July 22nd-24th. Keb’ will be playing a special solo acoustic show on the River Stage on Saturday, July 23rd. Keb’ will be playing a full band show at at Longwood Gardens on September 17th, however you’ll be able to see him on the bill that day at XPo Fest with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, Booker T, Sun Airway, Dar Williams, Artist To Watch Givers, Hezekiah Jones & Andrew Lipke, and David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket. Keb’ has a new album called The Promise coming out on August 2nd. Tickets to the festival can be purchased here.


Booker T, playing the XPoNential Music Festival, has a new video with Yim Yames

Soul and R&B legend Booker T is playing Saturday, July 23rd, at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival along with Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, Givers, Sun Airway, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and others. Booker’s new album, The Road To Memphis, is produced by Questlove of The Roots and features members from The Roots. Below, a new video for a song, “Progress,” which features Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket. The XPoNential Music Festival is July 22-24th at Wiggins Park, Camden NJ. You can buy tickets to the XPoNential Music Festival here.


XPoNential Music Festival lineup announced! Headliners include Ben Folds, Booker T., Ted Leo

This just in: A partial lineup for 2011 XPoNential Music Festival—WXPN and Camden County Board Of Freeholders’ annual three-day festival (running from Friday, July 22, to Sunday, July 24, at Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront)—has been announced. So far, the confirmed list of performing acts includes Ben Folds, Booker T., Shemekia Copeland, North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, Hayes Carll, Ra Ra Riot, Carbon Leaf, and Jukebox The Ghost; local acts include Susan Werner, Sun Airway, Johnny Miles And The Waywards, David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket, Nicos Gun, Hezekiah Jones, Andrew Lipke, Matt Duke, Kuf Knotz, and Kingsfoil.

Tickets to the XPoNential Music Festival are available now for members only, and start at less than $12 a day (for a three-day pass purchased in advance). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 16th. Go to’s support page (or call 1-800-565-WXPN) to become a member; if you pledge $24 per month, you’ll receive a pair of weekend passes, two festival t-shirts, and an XPN membership that gets you free beverages and artist meet-and-greets all weekend long.


Listen to a new song by Booker T. with The Roots, Sharon Jones, and The National’s Matt Berninger

The Road From Memphis is the new album from the legendary Booker T. (of Booker T. And The MGs). It’s being released on May 10th on Anti Records and was produced by Jones with Questlove of The Roots and Rob Schnapf. The album was recorded by Daptone Records’ Gabriel Roth with backing by The Roots and guest vocals from Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Lou Reed, and a special appearance by Detroit’s legendary guitarist Dennis Coffey. The song below—”Representing Memphis”—features Matt Berninger of the National and Sharon Jones on vocals.

“Representing Memphis”