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On The World Cafe Tuesday

Wednesday, June 29, 2016: Hayes Carll joins David Dye on the World Cafe. Since his debut over ten years ago, the Texas singer-songwriter’s become known for his witty country songs about drunken missteps and failed romance. He defies expectation with a new batch of reflective songs, called Lovers and Leavers, which was spurred by a divorce and helping to raise his son. We’ll hear more about Carll’s musical departure today, and a live set.
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Jazz Corner for Tuesday June 28th at the Rochester Jazz Festival with Scott Regan and Jeff Spevak.

Jazz Corner for Monday June 27th at the Rochester Jazz Festival with Scott Regan and Jeff Spevak.

Do to a major maintenance upgrade of our audio system, WRUR will be off the air starting at 10PM Monday evening, June 27th. The outage should last a few hours, with  restoration as soon as it is completed. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Jazz Corner for the first weekend of the Rochester Jazz Festival with Scott Regan and Jeff Spevak.

It's been a joy to hear the music of Andrew Bird shift and change. Bird's early music, from the late '90s, was steeped in hot jazz and blues music from the early days of the phonograph, then later shifted to new technologies using loop pedals to layer voice, whistling and violin. His lyrics often have a calculated quality, filled with abundant wordplay and observations.

The mountain hamlet of Woodstock in upstate New York was well known as an artists' colony even before the mid-'60s influx of musicians. In fact, it was known well enough among the musicians who lived there, particularly Bob Dylan, that it lent its name to the famous festival that actually took place many miles away.

Prince — the Purple One, who reeled off pop hits in five different decades — has died at age 57. The shocking news was confirmed by Prince's publicist after reports that police were investigating a death at his Paisley Park compound outside Minneapolis.

"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer Prince Rogers Nelson has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said. "There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

Three silhouettes stretch across the flat earth, facing each other at a tense distance. Heat squiggles through the air like baby snakes dancing in the sand. The one facing west is long and cracked like old leather, his face determined but his eyes wet with worry. In a rush to claim his bounty, he's replenished his bullet belt, but has left his gun in the room where his antenna'd lover lies. He is thinking about last night, knowing it was likely his last.

We had a chance to sit down with Carla Bartow, who won our contest for the design of the WRUR Record Store Day Tote Bag, and we wanted you to meet the artist, too. Remember, you can get your limited edition WRUR Record Store Tote Bag at House of Guitars, Record Archive, Needledrop, Bop Shop Record Exchange and Lakeshore Record Exchange this Saturday, April 16th, while supplies last! #WRURtagyourtote

What was the inspiration behind your winning design for the WRUR tote bag?

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