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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September 20, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
I Will Wait
Artist : Mumford & Sons
Album : Babel
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
7:06 PM
The Man Who Wants You
Artist : Amos Lee
Album : Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song
Composer :
Label : Blue Note
7:08 PM
Night Time in the Switching Yard
Artist : Warren Zevon
Album : Excitable Boy
Composer :
Label : New West Records
7:13 PM
Ones And Zeroes
Artist : Jack Johnson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:17 PM
Washing Dishes
Artist : Jack Johnson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:25 PM
As I Was Saying
Artist : Jack Johnson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:33 PM
I Got You
Artist : Jack Johnson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:36 PM
Ones And Zeroes
Artist : Jack Johnson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
I Got You
Artist : Jack Johnson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
Bullet and a Target
Artist : Citizen Cope
Album : The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
Composer :
Label : Arista
7:47 PM
Stylo
Artist : Gorillaz
Album : Plastic Beach
Composer :
Label : Virgin
7:51 PM
The Stars are Ours (Edit)
Artist : Mayer Hawthorne
Album : Where Does This Door Go?
Composer :
Label : Republic
7:56 PM
I’m Broke
Artist : Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears
Album : Tell 'Em What Your Name Is!
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Don’t Swallow The Cap
Artist : The National
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:06 PM
Pink Rabbits
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : Pink Rabbits
Composer :
Label : 4AD
8:09 PM
Sonsick
Artist : San Fermin
Album : San Fermin
Composer :
Label : Downtown
8:14 PM
Wooly Bully
Artist : Ry Cooder & Corridos Famosos
Album : At the Great American Music Hall
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:17 PM
She’s About a Mover
Artist : Sir Douglas Quintet
Album : The Best of the Sir Douglas Quintet
Composer :
Label : Decca
8:21 PM
Blues Don’t Care
Artist : Buddy Guy
Album : Rhythm & Blues
Composer :
Label : Rca
8:22 PM
The Dream¿s in the Ditch
Artist : Deer Tick
Album : Negativity
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
8:25 PM
Strange Condition
Artist : Pete Yorn
Album : Musicforthemorningafter
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:29 PM
Out Of My League
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : More Than Just a Dream
Composer :
Label : Elektra
8:32 PM
A Town Called Malice
Artist : The Jam
Album : Compact Snap
Composer :
Label : Polygram UK
8:35 PM
Pretty Time Bomb
Artist : Sam Phillips
Album : Push Any Button
Composer :
Label : Littlebox Recordings
8:38 PM
You Belong Here
Artist : Leagues
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:39 PM
Summertime Clothes
Artist : Animal Collective
Album : Merriweather Post Pavilion
Composer :
Label : Domino
8:43 PM
Trouble
Artist : Jose James
Album : No Beginning No End
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
8:47 PM
The Truth
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : BRoom
Composer :
Label : Anti
8:52 PM
Inner City Blues
Artist : Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express
Album : Closer To It
Composer :
Label : One Way Records
8:56 PM
Hey Jane
Artist : Spiritualized
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN

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World Cafe
3:13 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Saintseneca On World Cafe

Saintseneca.
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Saintseneca is an Ohio-based folk-rock band led by Zac Little. After releasing an album called Last in 2013, the group went through changes in personnel and direction leading up to the appropriately titled Dark Arc, which came out this spring.

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World Cafe
2:23 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Joe Henry On World Cafe

Joe Henry.
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A veteran musician and producer, Joe Henry has worked with the likes of Mavis Staples, Aimee Mann and Loudon Wainwright III. His album with the late Solomon Burke won a Grammy in 2002.

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World Cafe
3:22 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

World Cafe Next: Kutosis

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  • Hear Two Songs By Kutosis

We call on Cardiff, Wales for our World Cafe: Next artists this week. Kutosis is a power-pop trio whose music has been described as "post punk, reverb-drenched and breezy." Their second album, Dream It Away, was released in June on Jealous Lover's Club Records. From album artwork to song titles, this group is all about surfing — a fitting match for their sunny power pop.

Don't forget to download our World Cafe: Next podcast with two songs from Kutosis.

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World Cafe
6:29 am
Fri July 4, 2014

World Cafe's July 4th Mixtape

Appeal to the senses this Independence Day — before watching fireworks, treat your ears to this playlist of World Cafe favorites.
Yana Paskova Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 5:57 pm

I love mixtapes. Don't we all? If I'm having a party or even a dinner, I meticulously program the music — even though, if it's a good party, no one will hear it because they're all talking!

Here's my Fourth of July mixtape for you. No in-studio guest today, just a wide variety of music with the only stipulation that "America," "American" or "U.S." has to be somewhere in the title. It's not even all from the U.S.! There's a version of the Brazilian singer Jorge Ben's "So Loco Porti America." There are some stirring classic tunes from Tom Petty and The Steve Miller Band.

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World Cafe
2:23 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Chrissie Hynde On World Cafe

Chrissie Hynde.
Dean Chalkley Courtesy of the artist

Ever since she helped form The Pretenders in the late 1970s, Chrissie Hynde has identified as part of the legendary British band. Recently, though, Hynde set out as a solo artist, releasing the album Stockholm in June.

Hynde tells World Cafe that the album is a product of collaboration; she even traveled to Sweden to work with Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John. That pairing led to others, including unlikely appearances by Neil Young and John McEnroe.

Hear a four-song set on today's World Cafe.

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World Cafe
3:29 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Dan Croll On World Cafe

Dan Croll.
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English electro-pop musician Dan Croll released his debut album earlier this year; it's titled Sweet Disarray, an apt name for such a stylistically rich record.

Croll went to school for music at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, which was founded by Paul McCartney. Croll was even chosen by his classmates to meet Sir Paul; we'll hear that story and a live set in the studio today.

World Cafe
11:41 am
Tue July 1, 2014

John Fullbright On World Cafe

John Fullbright.
Vicki Farmer Courtesy of the artist

John Fullbright is from Okemah, Okla., the hometown of Woody Guthrie. World Cafe first showcased Fullbright in 2012, when he released his diverse, Grammy-nominated album From the Ground Up.

His latest album is simply called Songs. As the title suggests, it's a collection of straightforward compositions, but they take on complicated topics. "Happy," for example, poses the question, "Do you have to have to be depressed to write a great song?"

Hear "Happy" and three other Fullbright songs in today's session.

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World Cafe
1:41 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

World Cafe Next: Heaven's Jail

Heaven's Jail.
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  • Hear Two Songs By Heaven's Jail

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is the Brooklyn band Heaven's Jail. Frontman Francesco Ferorelli grew up listening to metal and hip-hop, later discovered country, and now plays indie-rock music. Producer Matthew Houck (of Phosphorescent fame) says of Ferorelli, "[He] is my favorite kind of songwriter — sensitive but not sappy, smart but not precious."

Ace Called Zero, the debut album by Heaven's Jail, is due out August 26. Download two songs as part of the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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World Cafe
4:24 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Hozier On World Cafe

Hozier.
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If you've heard the gospel-tinged "Take Me to Church" from Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, it's unlikely that you've forgotten it. The soulful, emotive singing could sustain the song on its own, but when you combine it with a powerful video, it's easy to understand why Hozier's rise to popularity has been so swift. That video alone has more than four million views and climbing.

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Latin Roots: New Music From Cuba

Descemer Bueno.
Courtesy of the artist

For World Cafe's new Latin Roots segment, Judy Cantor-Navas, an editor at Billboard, plays new music from Cuba. She says the easing of the cultural embargo with the U.S. has yielded major results, allowing artists and their music to travel more freely out of the country. Cantor-Navas plays a couple of examples of how that can be good for music in Cuba and beyond.

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