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

June 25, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Morning Song
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : The Lumineers
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
7:06 PM
The One that Got Away
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : The Civil Wars
Composer :
Label : Sony
7:09 PM
Losing My Religion
Artist : REM
Album : Out Of Time
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers
7:14 PM
Heavy Feet
Artist : Local Natives
Album : Hummingbird
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss Records
7:18 PM
Last Train to Clarksville
Artist : The Monkees
Album : Greatest Hits
Composer :
Label : Rhino
7:20 PM
Different Drum
Artist : The Stone Poneys feat. Linda Ronstadt
Album : Evergreen, Vol 2.
Composer :
Label : Raven
7:23 PM
Pale Blue Eyes
Artist : The Velvet Undergorund
Album : The Velvet Underground
Composer :
Label : MGM
7:25 PM
Joanne
Artist : Michael Nesmith
Album : Live at the Britt Festival
Composer :
Label : Videoranch
7:37 PM
Different Drum
Artist : The Greenbriar Boys
Album : Best of the Vanguard Years
Composer :
Label : Vanguard Records
7:47 PM
Grand Ennui
Artist : Michael Nesmith & The First National Band
Album : Nevada Fighter
Composer :
Label : Camden International
7:48 PM
Grand Ennui
Artist : Michael Nesmith & The First National Band
Album : Nevada Fighter
Composer :
Label : Camden International
7:49 PM
Helen Fry
Artist : The Felice Brothers
Album : The Felice Brothers
Composer :
Label : Team Love Records
7:50 PM
Her Favorite Song
Artist : Mayer Hawthorne
Album : Where Does This Door Go?
Composer :
Label : Republic
7:53 PM
My Doorbell
Artist : The White Stripes
Album : Get Behind Me Satan
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros/WEA
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
Have a Little Faith
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Rumble and Sway EP
Composer :
Label : Polydor UK
8:03 PM
Can You Get to That
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : One True Vine
Composer :
Label : Anti
8:06 PM
Don’t Swallow the Cap
Artist : The National
Album : Trouble Will Find Me
Composer :
Label : 4ad / Ada
8:09 PM
California
Artist : Delta Spirit
Album : Delta Spirit
Composer :
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Handle With Care
Artist : The Traveling Wilburys
Album : The Traveling Wilburs Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:16 PM
Dye The World
Artist : The Smith Westerns
Album : Dye It Blonde
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum Records
8:16 PM
Dye The World
Artist : The Smith Westerns
Album : Dye It Blonde
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum Records
8:16 PM
Dye The World
Artist : The Smith Westerns
Album : Dye It Blonde
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum Records
8:17 PM
Dye The World
Artist : The Smith Westerns
Album : Dye It Blonde
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum Records
8:17 PM
Hot Love
Artist : T Rex
Album : Hits!
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
8:22 PM
Tighten Up
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:26 PM
Feel It All
Artist : KT Tunstall
Album : Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
8:29 PM
Always the Last to Know
Artist : Del Amitri
Album : Change Everything
Composer :
Label : A&M
8:33 PM
Live and Die
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Composer :
Label : Republic
8:37 PM
Walking
Artist : The Dodos
Album : Visiter
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss
8:38 PM
Get Ready Marie
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:41 PM
Marry Me
Artist : St. Vincent
Album : Marry Me
Composer :
Label : Beggars Banquet U.S.
8:46 PM
Sex on Fire
Artist : Kings of Leon
Album : Only By The Night
Composer :
Label : RCA
8:49 PM
Song for Zula
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Muchacho
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
8:55 PM
Night Terror
Artist : Laura Marling
Album : Alas I Cannot Swim
Composer :
Label : Astralwerks

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World Cafe
4:23 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

The Head And The Heart On World Cafe

Seattle's The Head and the Heart recently performed on World Cafe.
Josh Principe The Billions Corporation

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

This session, from Dec. 12, 2011, is the second in our Vintage Cafe series, where we revisit some of our best studio performances.

The Head and the Heart was formed after five twentysomethings met at an open mic night in Seattle.

"None of us knew each other beforehand," recalls singer Josiah Johnson. "I just happened to go to the same open mic. [Jonathan Russell] played some songs and I played some songs, then we started talking and hanging out."

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World Cafe
4:08 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Franz Ferdinand On World Cafe

Scottish band Franz Ferdinand.
Andy Knowles Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Scottish dance-rock band Franz Ferdinand are back with its fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. A year-and-a-half in the making, the record includes collaborations with members of Hot Chip and Peter Bjorn and John. In this episode of World Cafe, we speak with lead singer Alex Kapranos and drummer Paul Thomson, and the band treats us to a live set.

World Cafe
3:27 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Latin Roots: Joe Arroyo

Colombian singer Joe Arroyo (left) arrives at the Latin Grammy awards in 2008.
Michael Buckner Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:35 am

  • Latin Roots On World Cafe

In this installment of our Latin Roots series, The Latin Alternative co-host Ernesto Lechner discusses his favorite singer, an influential Colombian musician named Joe Arroyo.

Arroyo began singing at age 10 in the whorehouses of Cartagena. He was discovered by Fruko (a.k.a. Julio Ernesto Estrada) when he was a teenager and soon joined the salsa player's band, Fruko Y Sus Tesos.

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World Cafe
2:08 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

James Cotton On World Cafe

James Cotton
Christopher Durst Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Harmonica master James Cotton is a giant of the blues. Born in 1935 on a cotton plantation in Tunica, Miss., he learned the instrument from Sonny Boy Williamson, who had a radio program right across the river in West Helena, Ark. After listening to the show and imitating him on a harmonica, Cotton met Williamson, who took him under his wing.

At 15, Cotton met and played with Howlin' Wolf, who took him to record at Sun Studios in Memphis. Later, while on tour, Muddy Waters asked Cotton to replace Junior Wells in his band; Cotton stayed on the road with Waters for a dozen years.

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World Cafe
2:01 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Natalia Clavier On World Cafe

Natalia Clavier.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

There was never any doubt that Argentine vocalist Natalia Clavier could sing. She's been proving that for years, performing jazz and serving as the anonymous voice on hundreds of techno and dance songs, most recorded when she lived in Barcelona after moving there from Buenos Aires. For years, she's also been the go-to live voice for Thievery Corporation, and she remains part of its live act.

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World Cafe
1:43 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Youth Lagoon On World Cafe

Youth Lagoon performs live at NPR Music's SXSW showcase in March 2013.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Youth Lagoon is the work of Boise, Idaho's Trevor Powers. The title of his first album, 2011's The Year of Hibernation, captures what was going on: a solo bedroom project that explored the theme of emerging from isolation. It sounded great, and the positive response got Powers out of the bedroom and on the road for a year.

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World Cafe
1:11 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Houndmouth On World Cafe

Houndmouth.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Houndmouth is a rootsy rock band from New Albany, Ind., right across the river from Louisville. In an age of loops, samples and all things digital, Houndmouth is a refreshingly straightforward rock band with guitars, B-3 and all members singing in harmony.

The group recently released its debut album, From the Hills Below the City. Hear Houndmouth perform four of its songs on this installment of World Cafe.

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World Cafe
9:31 am
Tue September 3, 2013

World Cafe Next: Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Singer-songwriter Caroline Rose grew up in Vermont the daughter of two artists, so it was never a far stretch to imagine she would become a performer herself. What is a little surprising is the grit in this young woman's performance. Turns out her mother is from the South, and there were many trips and exposures to Southern culture along the way. She started writing songs in her early teens hasn't stopped since, and most of her debut full-length, America Religious, was conceived on the road. It's a tough-sounding record from an artist to watch.

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World Cafe
9:15 am
Mon September 2, 2013

The Black Keys On World Cafe

The Black Keys.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Welcome to the first in our weekly Vintage Cafe series of interviews from the archive. Each week we are going to be re-visiting significant session with major artists. For this installment, we bring back our Black Keys session, recorded in December 2011 right before the release of El Camino.

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World Cafe
6:53 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Parquet Courts On World Cafe

Parquet Courts.
Keven Pedersen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:13 pm

Nonchalant raw riffage and perfect off-the-cuff lyrics are what attracted me to Light Up Gold, the second full-length album from the Brooklyn indie-rock band Parquet Courts.

On this edition of World Cafe, we were lucky enough to hear three new songs that were written after the release of Light Up Gold. We can't say what will become of them, but "Dear Ramona," in particular, is extraordinary.

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