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Rufus Wainwright's new album is called Unfollow the Rules. He says the title comes from something his daughter said to him, and which he uses to express the need to reexamine the world. Tony Hauser/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rufus Wainwright On World Cafe

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The Jayhawks On World Cafe

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Muzz on World Cafe

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Paul Beaubrun On World Cafe

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Neil Young's newly released album, Homegrown, arrives at the same moment as two other veteran songwriters, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, put out projects of their own. Henry Diltz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With New Albums, Bob Dylan, Neil Young And Willie Nelson Are As Relevant As Ever

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Nicole Atkins On World Cafe

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Sweet Crude On World Cafe

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Shane McCauley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down On World Cafe

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U.S. Girls on World Cafe

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Phoebe Bridgers is one of the most prolific young songwriters to emerge in the last several years. Her second solo album, Punisher, is out now. Frank Ockenfels/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It 'Feels Like A Graduation': Phoebe Bridgers On 'Punisher'

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Mt. Joy performs under quarantine for a World Cafe At Home Session. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mt. Joy On World Cafe

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The title track from La Mera Candelaria's album Si Reina, is among Byron Gonzalez's picks for this World Cafe guest DJ session. Matias Ponce/Stephani "La Mera" Candelaria/Courtesy of the artst hide caption

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Byron Gonzalez On World Cafe

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Marisol Hernandez and Jose "Pepe" Carlos of La Santa Cecilia. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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La Santa Cecilia On World Cafe

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Steven Page performs live for World Cafe inside his home studio. John Myers/WXPN hide caption

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Steven Page On World Cafe

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