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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March 25, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Bloodbuzz Ohio
Artist : The National
Album : High Violet
Composer :
Label : 4AD
7:06 PM
Grace for Saints and Ramblers
Artist : Iron and Wine
Album : Ghost on Ghost
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:09 PM
Dazzling Blue
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : So Beautiful Or So What
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
7:14 PM
Cruel
Artist : St. Vincent
Album : Strange Mercy
Composer :
Label : 4AD
7:18 PM
Sunset
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:19 PM
Angels
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:25 PM
Chained
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:30 PM
Fiction
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:34 PM
Sunset
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:39 PM
Heart Skipped A Beat
Artist : The XX
Album : XX
Composer :
Label : Barsuk
7:40 PM
Would That Not Be Nice
Artist : Divine Fits
Album : A Thing Called Divine Fits
Composer :
Label : Merge
7:44 PM
Somebody to Shove
Artist : Soul Asylum
Album : Grave Dancers Union
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
7:47 PM
Devil Moon
Artist : Bobby Long
Album : Wishbone
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
7:51 PM
Puppets Dangling
Artist : Jacco Gardner
Album : Cabinet of Curiosities
Composer :
Label : Trouble In Mind
7:55 PM
Days
Artist : The Kinks
Album : The Kink Kronikles
Composer :
Label : Sanctuary UK
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
Welcome to the Boomtown
Artist : David & David
Album : Boomtown
Composer :
Label : A & M
8:06 PM
They Told Me
Artist : Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Album : Untamed Beast
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
8:09 PM
Hitchcock Railway
Artist : Joe Cocker
Album : Joe Cocker!
Composer :
Label : HipO Select
8:14 PM
New Alphabet
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
8:18 PM
Love Interruption
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
8:20 PM
Fortune Teller
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Composer :
Label : Anti
8:24 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:25 PM
Say Goodbye to the Night
Artist : Kail Baxley
Album : Heatstroke/The Wind & The War
Composer :
Label : Forty Below
8:29 PM
Jealous Again
Artist : The Black Crowes
Album : Croweology
Composer :
Label : Megaforce
8:33 PM
Look the Other Way
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Composer :
Label : Bloodshot Records
8:36 PM
Somebody That I Used To Know
Artist : Gotye
Album : Making Mirrors
Composer :
Label : Universal Republic
8:37 PM
Keep You
Artist : Wild Belle
Album : Isles
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
8:41 PM
Love and Happiness
Artist : Toots Hibbert
Album : Toots in Memphis
Composer :
Label : HipO Select
8:48 PM
Contact
Artist : Citizen Cope
Album : Citizen Cope
Composer :
Label : Dreamworks
8:52 PM
Harder Before It Gets Easier
Artist : David Wax Museum
Album : Knock Knock Get Up
Composer :
Label : Ramseur Records
8:57 PM
I Would Like To Speak To Yr Manager
Artist : The Kyle Sowashes
Album : Nobody
Composer :
Label : Anyway

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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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World Cafe
2:07 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

KT Tunstall On World Cafe

KT Tunstall.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:45 pm

In the spring of 2012, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall traveled to Tucson, Ariz., to work on her sixth album, Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon. But before she could return to finish the record, a lot happened in her personal life: The death of her father, as well as the dissolution of her marriage to drummer Luke Bullen, left Tunstall in a standstill.

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World Cafe
9:31 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Latin Roots: Timba, Cuba's Funky Dance Music

The timba collective Giraldo Piloto y Klimiax.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:51 pm

The Cuban music form known as timba developed in the 1980s, but exploded in popularity throughout the '90s. While training in jazz and classical conservatories, many Cuban musicians were looking for a new musical form that would challenge their skills. By combining rumba with funk and other dance music, timba became a new Cuban genre of synthesized styles.

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World Cafe
11:15 am
Thu June 13, 2013

José James On World Cafe

José James.
Janette Beckman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:53 pm

Originally from Minneapolis, José James began chasing his dreams of jazz singing at 17. He found his way to London and New York, and eventually ended up at The New School to study jazz vocals. James was always interested in a musical place where jazz, R&B, hip-hop and more can all come together.

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World Cafe
3:33 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

John Mellencamp, Stephen King And T-Bone Burnett On World Cafe

T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King are the creative team behind Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a stage show based on a true story of small-town tragedy.
Kevin Mazur Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:53 pm

Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T-Bone Burnett's collaboration on the musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County began 13 years ago. Inspiration for the story came when Mellencamp bought a vacation cabin; he says he found out just after closing that the home was the site of the tragic death of two brothers and the girl they both loved.

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World Cafe
2:36 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Low Cut Connie On World Cafe

Low Cut Connie.
Emad Hasan Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:53 pm

Low Cut Connie is a Philadelphia band led by piano player Adam Weiner, who's a born ham: an entertainer who will pound his piano (and his listeners) into submission. Low Cut Connie began when Weiner and his partner, Englishman Dan Finnemore, decided to team up.

In this installment of World Cafe, the band plays music from last year's Call Me Sylvia and tells the tale of bonding in a stuck freight elevator.

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World Cafe
4:14 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

World Cafe Next: Last Good Tooth

Last Good Tooth.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:55 pm

Last Good Tooth shares a hometown — Providence, R.I. — with The Low Anthem, and the two bands have both shown a penchant for experimenting with fiddles and Appalachian music.

Led by songwriter Penn Sultan, the son of sculptor Donald Sultan, Last Good Tooth crafts free-wheeling songs, marked by delightful extended breaks and smart lyrics. The group recently relocated to New York City, and its new album (Not Without Work and Rest) is out now on Conor Oberst's Team Love Records.

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World Cafe
4:10 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Fitz & The Tantrums On World Cafe

Fitz & The Tantrums.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:56 pm

The L.A. band Fitz & The Tantrums broke through in 2011 with its debut album, Picking Up the Pieces. Undeniable songs and exciting concerts led the group to festival dates and other high-profile live appearances around the world.

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