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

March 29, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Flashlight
Artist : The Amazing
Album : Gentle Stream
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
7:06 PM
Family Affair
Artist : Sly & the Family Stone
Album : Anthology
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
7:08 PM
Inspiration Information
Artist : Shuggie Otis
Album : Inspiration Information
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:12 PM
Diamond Lightning
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Infinity Overhead
Composer :
Label : Dangerbird Spain
7:17 PM
Fortune Teller
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:18 PM
Epic
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:26 PM
Splitter
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:33 PM
Fortune Teller
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:40 PM
Para
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:46 PM
Epic
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:48 PM
Long December
Artist : Counting Crows
Album : Recovering The Satellites
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
7:52 PM
A Little Bit of Everything
Artist : Dawes
Album : Nothing is Wrong
Composer :
Label : ATO Records/RED
7:58 PM
Lilies
Artist : Bat For Lashes
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
8:00 PM
Parted Ways
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : Arrow
Composer :
Label : Partisan
8:06 PM
Honey Don’t Think
Artist : Grant Lee Buffalo
Album : Mighty Joe Moon
Composer :
Label : Noble Rot
8:08 PM
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Artist : Tame Impala
Album : Lonerism
Composer :
Label : Modular Interscope
8:11 PM
8 Miles High
Artist : The Byrds
Album : We Have Ignition
Composer :
Label : Columbia
8:15 PM
My Love Is Real
Artist : Divine Fits
Album : A Thing Called Divine Fits
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:18 PM
Tree By the River
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:18 PM
Lost In My Mind
Artist : The Head & The Heart
Album : The Head & The Heart
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:23 PM
Miss Misery
Artist : Elliot Smith
Album : New Moon
Composer :
Label : Kill Rock Stars
8:26 PM
The Way I Feel
Artist : Jonathan Wilson
Album : Gentle Spirit
Composer :
Label : Bella Union
8:30 PM
Ain’t Messin’ Around
Artist : Gary Clark Jr.
Album : Blak And Blu
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers
8:34 PM
Revival
Artist : The Allman Brothers
Album : Idlewild South
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
8:39 PM
Black is the Bird
Artist : One Day International
Album : Blackbird
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:40 PM
Spitting Image
Artist : Freelance Whales
Album : Diluvia
Composer :
Label : Mom & Pop Music
8:44 PM
Southside
Artist : Moby
Album : Play
Composer :
Label : Mute
8:48 PM
Do It Anyway
Artist : Ben Folds Five
Album : The Sound of the Life of the Mind
Composer :
Label : Sony Legacy
8:52 PM
Mr. Tough
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
8:57 PM
Cold Turkey
Artist : John Lennon
Album : The John Lennon Collection
Composer :
Label : Capitol

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World Cafe
12:10 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Jamie Lidell On World Cafe

Jamie Lidell.
Lindsey Rome Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:17 am

British producer and singer Jamie Lidell is one of electronic music's funkiest solo practitioners. When Lidell visited World Cafe in 2006 to support his successful album Multiply, he told host David Dye that he had been called the "one-man human funk tornado" — a moniker he earns yet again in this session.

In this installment of World Cafe, Lidell plays songs from his latest self-titled album and discusses the process of making the record at his new home studio in Nashville.

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World Cafe
12:32 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Iron And Wine On World Cafe

Iron And Wine.
Craig Kief Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:39 pm

At the heart of Iron and Wine is a 38-year-old singer-songwriter from South Carolina named Sam Beam, but Beam's new sixth album, Ghost on Ghost, is his most lavish full-band production yet. Back in 2002, the first Iron and Wine album essentially consisted of stripped-down demos, released as-is. In the spareness of those early recordings, Beam used only what he had available to him: a guitar, a banjo and a 4-track tape recorder.

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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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