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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Playlist

December 18, 2012

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:00 PM
Blister in the Sun
Artist : Violent Femmes
Album : Violent Femmes
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
7:06 PM
Chained
Artist : The xx
Album : Coexist
Composer :
Label : Recordings
7:08 PM
The Maker
Artist : Daniel Lanois
Album : Acadie
Composer :
Label : Red Floor Records
7:12 PM
The Mountain
Artist : Levon Helm
Album : Dirt Farmer
Composer :
Label : Vanguard Records
7:16 PM
Freiderick
Artist : Sara Watkins
Album : Sara Watkins
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:20 PM
Gawd Above
Artist : John Fullbright
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:27 PM
Satan and St. Paul
Artist : John Fullbright
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 PM
Moving
Artist : John Fullbright
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:40 PM
By the Sea
Artist : Summer Fiction
Album : Summer Fiction
Composer :
Label : Summer Fiction
7:42 PM
Dear God
Artist : XTC
Album : Skylarking
Composer :
Label : Warner Music Latina
7:46 PM
Tessellate
Artist : AltJ
Album : An Awesome Wave
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
7:49 PM
Baby Missiles
Artist : The War on Drugs
Album : Slave Ambient
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
7:52 PM
Halfway Home
Artist : TV On The Radio
Album : Dear Science
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
7:58 PM
Damn Good Time
Artist : They Might Be Giants
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Valentine’s Day is Over
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Worker's Playtime
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
8:05 PM
Valentine
Artist : Trey Anastasio
Album : Traveler
Composer :
Label : Ato Records
8:12 PM
AM/FM
Artist : !!!
Album : Strange Weather, Isn't It
Composer :
Label : Warp Records
8:17 PM
Nothing Arrived
Artist : Villagers
Album : Awayland
Composer :
Label : Domino
8:20 PM
Boy With A Coin
Artist : Iron and Wine
Album : Boy With A Coin
Composer :
Label : Overcoat Recordings
8:24 PM
My Time
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:25 PM
Default
Artist : Django Django
Album : Django Django
Composer :
Label : Ribbon Music
8:29 PM
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:33 PM
Knock Knock
Artist : Band of Horses
Album : Mirage Rock
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
8:37 PM
You’re Goin’ Miss Your Candyman
Artist : Terry Callier
Album : What Color is Love
Composer :
Label : Verve
8:38 PM
That’s Still Mama
Artist : Cody ChesnuTT
Album : Landing on a Hundred
Composer :
Label : Vibration Vineyard
8:42 PM
Tenderness
Artist : General Public
Album : The Beat Goes On
Composer :
Label : I.R.S Records
8:45 PM
Know Til Now
Artist : Jim James
Album : Regions of Light & Sound of God
Composer :
Label : ATO
8:52 PM
The Right Stuff
Artist : Bryan Ferry
Album : Bete Noire
Composer :
Label : EMI International

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World Cafe
3:55 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Flamenco

Spanish flamenco singer Estrella Morente.
Diario FemeninoSp Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:40 pm

Judy Cantor-Navas, managing editor of Billboard En Español, joins Latin Roots to discuss the mysterious world of flamenco music. It's hard to pinpoint exactly where the style originated; though known for its close ties to Spain, it's suggested that the roots of flamenco actually begin in India. Whatever its origins may be, however, it's a style dominated by strong performers.

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World Cafe
3:55 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Tom Jones On World Cafe

Tom Jones.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 5:01 pm

This segment, from June 27, is part of our Best Of 2013 series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.

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World Cafe
12:45 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Laura Mvula On World Cafe

Laura Mvula.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:15 pm

U.K. singer Laura Mvula has been well-served by her conservatory training, which helped her uncover her own unique sound: Mvula's first full-length album, Sing to the Moon, blends classic pop, jazz and soul.

With help from producer Steve Brown, Mvula's choral-like arrangements are wonderfully layered and complex. In this installment of World Cafe, the singer performs live with her band and talks to host David Dye about how she separates her roles as a songwriter and a performer.

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World Cafe
2:56 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Michael Nesmith On World Cafe

Michael Nesmith.
Alexandra Battaglia Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:43 pm

He's best known as the tall, hat-wearing member of The Monkees, but Michael Nesmith has worn many other hats in the last few decades. Nesmith recently finished up his first solo tour in 21 years, playing songs from both his original country-rock group (The First National Band) and his solo albums.

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World Cafe
3:24 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Phosphorescent On World Cafe

Phosphorescent.
Steve Gullick Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:44 pm

It's easy to hear the steady growth in the music of Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck since the release of his band's 2009 Willie Nelson tribute album, To Willie. In 2011, Here's to Taking It Easy was a sprawling, languid epic written with his road band's performances in mind.

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World Cafe
1:58 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Next: Houndstooth

Houndstooth.
Jaclyn Campanaro Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:45 pm

An indie-rock quintet based in Portland, Ore., Houndstooth features singer Katie Bernstein and guitarist John Gnorski — both of whom are originally from Austin, Texas. The band's sound reflects both hometowns, with Gnorski's loping guitar riffs hinting at bluesy Southern influences.

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World Cafe
10:36 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Rod Stewart On World Cafe

Penny Lancaster Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:46 pm

Rod Stewart has little to prove as a rock star. He's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame twice, once solo and once with The Faces. More recently, he's had enormous success with a series of standards titled The Great American Songbook, and published an autobiography that inspired him to return to songwriting.

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World Cafe
11:27 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Josh Ritter On World Cafe

Josh Ritter.
Laura Wilson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:47 pm

Idaho native and folk-rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter has been named one of the 100 Best Living Songwriters by Paste. Ritter's seventh album, The Beast in Its Tracks, was released last March. Inspired by the breakup of his marriage, the record offers a raw and personal account of heartbreak and recovery.

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World Cafe
1:07 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell Get The Old Band Together Again

Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:48 pm

It was 1975 when Emmylou Harris had to figure out how to make a solo album after her classic work as Gram Parsons' duet partner. Her record company told her to "get a hot band." So she got The Hot Band with James Burton on lead, as well as a newcomer, Rodney Crowell, on rhythm guitar and, more importantly, songwriting.

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World Cafe
11:29 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Pickwick On World Cafe

Pickwick.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:49 pm

The first incarnation of the Seattle band Pickwick revolved around Galen Disston's strummy acoustic songs. Disston eventually found himself bored with his own music until a not-so-subtle shift took place; as the band began experimenting with new sounds and ideas, Disston shifted into the role of lead singer and crowds immediately noticed.

In this installment of World Cafe, you'll hear three songs from Pickwick's debut album, Can't Talk Medicine, as well as the full story behind the band's reinvention.

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