World Cafe

Weeknights at 7pm
David Dye

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

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World Cafe
2:44 pm
Tue August 4, 2015

Crooks On World Cafe

Crooks.
Alexandra Valenti Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe's guest today is a Texas-style, hard-rocking country band. Based in Austin, Crooks formed in 2007 as a duo that played folk and country; in the years that followed, it developed a bolder and louder honky-tonk sound. You can hear that sound on Wildfire, just out, and in this studio session recorded for World Cafe.

World Cafe
4:16 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

World Cafe Next: The Wooden Sky

The Wooden Sky.
Courtesy of the artist

Six albums in, World Cafe catches up with the Toronto band The Wooden Sky for this segment. The group, led by singer-songwriter Gavin Gardiner, has a new album called Let's Be Ready. The Wooden Sky describes its own music as "fuzz folk," which you can hear for yourself in the World Cafe: Next podcast, available on the show's Tumblr.

World Cafe
3:37 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Jonathan Edwards On World Cafe

Jonathan Edwards.
Denise Maccaferi Courtesy of the artist

Jonathan Edwards has been standing on stages with his guitar, harmonica and clear voice for 50 years. In this session for World Cafe, he does it again. Edwards' new album, Tomorrow's Child, was recorded in Nashville with help from the likes of Alison Krauss and Vince Gill, but his early work — dating back to 1971 — still rings.

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World Cafe
3:49 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit.
Courtesy of the artist

To wrap up World Cafe's Sense Of Place visit to Stockholm, we talked with the charming Swedish folk-pop duo First Aid Kit in Philadelphia just last week. Sisters Klara and Johanna Soderburg sat down to discuss their impression of Stockholm growing up right outside of it — including early busking excursions to the city to finance new hair color.

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World Cafe
2:24 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: José González

José González.
Malin Johansson

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World Cafe
3:17 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: Seinabo Sey

Seinabo Sey.
Courtesy of the artist

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World Cafe
1:48 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: The Amazing

The Amazing.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 4:10 pm

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World Cafe
3:08 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: ABBA The Museum

ABBA The Museum.
John Vettese/XPN

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World Cafe
10:31 am
Tue July 28, 2015

World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: The Tallest Man On Earth

The Tallest Man on Earth.
Cameron Wittig Courtesy of the artist

Today we have a lengthy conversation with The Tallest Man on Earth, the stage name for Swedish artist Kristian Matsson, as our Sense of Place visit to Stockholm continues. Matsson started making folk-inspired music on his own in 2006, recording by himself and giving charismatic one-man performances. He added instruments and other players for the first time on his new album, Dark Bird Is Home, expanding the sonic possibilities.

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World Cafe
4:04 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: Peter Bjorn And John

Peter Bjorn and John.
Joachim Belaieff XPN

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:49 pm

Peter Bjorn and John, the band that brought whistling back to pop music with their 2006 hit "Young Folks" and its award-winning video, are our first guests as our Sense of Place visit to Stockholm begins. This session was recorded at X-Level studio in Stockholm with our World Cafe travel adventurers in attendance. The band has not released a new album in four years and is still in the midst of writing a new one, making this live performance even more exciting.

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