Bruce Warren is assistant general manager for programming of WXPN in Philadelphia. Besides serving as executive producer of World Café, Warren also contributes to Paste magazine and writes for two blogs: Some Velvet Blog and WXPN's All About The Music Blog.
Other honorees included John Prine, Rosanne Cash, Irma Thomas and k.d. lang.
The latest album by the Philadelphia-based indie rockers is their best yet.