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White Rabbits: 'Honky-Tonk Calypso'

White Rabbits formed in 2004, when members Greg Roberts and Stephen Patterson bonded as college students in Columbia, Missouri. They moved to New York City the next year and quickly expanded into a quintet, complete with two drummers. After signing to an independent record deal, the group recorded Fort Nightly, which expertly blends reggae and ska rhythms to form a sound its members describe as "honky-tonk calypso."

The group has already opened for acts such as Peter Bjorn & John, The Walkmen and Richard Swift. In this segment, its members discuss how they got together in college and what their early sound was like.

Copyright 2007 XPN

David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.