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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December 27, 2012

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Locked Down
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:06 PM
Dark Star
Artist : Polica
Album : Give You The Ghost
Composer :
Label : Totally Gross Nation
7:11 PM
Heavy Cloud, No Rain
Artist : Sting
Album : Ten Summoner's Tale
Composer :
Label : A&M
7:15 PM
Easy Way Out
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:24 PM
Somebody That I Used To Know
Artist : Gotye
Album : Making Mirrors
Composer :
Label : Universal Republic
7:30 PM
State of the Art
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:38 PM
Easy Way Out
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
Eyes Wide Open
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:47 PM
Eyes Wide Open
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:48 PM
Waiting In Vain
Artist : Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album : Exodus
Composer :
Label : Island
7:52 PM
Tell Me A Tale
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Tell Me A Tale
Composer :
Label : Interscope
7:57 PM
Worms
Artist : Yeasayer
Album : All Hour Cymbals
Composer :
Label : We Are Free
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Gatekeeper
Artist : Feist
Album : Let It Die
Composer : Fiest, Peter Gonazles
Label : Interscope Records
8:03 PM
Itchycoo Park
Artist : Small Faces
Album : There Are But Four Small Faces
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:06 PM
Happy Pills
Artist : Norah Jones
Album : Little Broken Hearts
Composer :
Label : Blue Note
8:09 PM
Everybody Here Wants You
Artist : Jeff Buckley
Album : Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:14 PM
Untitled (Love Song)
Artist : Counting Crows
Album : Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation
Composer :
Label : Collective Sounds
8:19 PM
Cool Enough
Artist : Nicole Atkins
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:21 PM
Submarines
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:27 PM
Ho Hey
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:29 PM
Dead Sea
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:34 PM
Stubborn Love
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:39 PM
Ho Hey
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:40 PM
Revolution Girls
Artist : Mariachi El Bronx
Album : II
Composer :
Label : Witchita
8:44 PM
Ring of Fire
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : Love, God, Murder
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
8:47 PM
The Lady of Leitrim
Artist : Megan Reilly
Album : The Well
Composer :
Label : Carrot Tope
8:51 PM
Tiger Lily
Artist : Luna
Album : Bewitched
Composer :
Label : Elektra/ADA
8:56 PM
Disclaimer
Artist : The Dears
Album : Missiles
Composer :
Label : Arts & Crafts

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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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World Cafe
4:01 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

The National On World Cafe

The National.
Diedre O'Callaghan Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:50 pm

The National's rise has been slow and steady, to match the growth and evolution of its dour but beautiful rock sound. In this installment of World Cafe, the band tells host David Dye how sleep deprivation led its members to craft more straightforward songs on their new album, Trouble Will Find Me.

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