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Jessi Colter on the Thursday's World Cafe

Legendary country singer Jessi Colter has had an interesting life as a successful recording artist and wife to Waylon Jennings , all of which she recounts in her book, An Outlaw and a Lady . Also, a special Latin Roots segment featuring Rahsaan .

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As the host of Blacks & Blues, I want to showcase the best new and classic blues artists each week. That includes you if you are a blues artist or group. Please reach out to me, so I can showcase your music, tour dates, and more. You can reach me at my email link on this post or at my Facebook page as well.  

Be sure to tune in each week for Blacks & Blues, Fridays at 9 PM, on Different Radio, WRUR and WITH, Different Radio.

Tiny Desk Favorites at Three Heads Brewing

Apr 19, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 Different Radio will sponsor a Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue). Doors open at 5:30pm and the music starts at 6:00pm. Join us for beer tastings, flights, music and fun. Watch this page for the names of the bands!

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Rufus Wainwright has always been keen to tackle the classics — this is, after all, a guy whose most recent album, 2016's Take All My Loves, reinterprets Shakespeare sonnets — and his stylistic palette has remained broad enough to encompass, among many other things, an opera.

The target that New York's Endless Boogie aims to hit with its music is about an inch wide and 10,000 feet deep. That the band threads the needle every time speaks not to the message implicit in its name (yes, this is fried electric-blues boogie; yes, its songs tend to roll on for considerable lengths), but to the satisfaction that message suggests.

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World Cafe on WRUR

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.

Pete Seeger tribute today @1:00

Jan 28, 2014

Pete Seeger passed away Monday night at the ripe, old age of 94.  Tune in today at 1:00 for a tribute to this larger than life musician and activist.  Show starts right after the news at 12:00.

Characters Welcome

Jan 26, 2014
Murder Ballad Monday

The USA Network's tagline applies nicely to this week’s edition of Mystery Train. We’ll meet some of the iconic personalities that dot the landscape of American music, including Stackerlee, Superfly, Susie-Q, Minnie the Moocher, Buster Cornelious and many more. Hop on board Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the schedule for this week.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Gospel legend Mavis Staples showcases You Are Not Alone, produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, on this Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Country singer-songwriter, Robbie Fulks, adds Gone Away Backward to his near-twenty year catalog.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

San Fermin, who recently released their self-titled debut, was founded by Ellis Ludwig-Leone to showcase his chamber pop compositions.

Guilt, Wine, Love

Jan 19, 2014

...all contemplated on Mystery Train this week. Does it take a lot of medicine to pretend that you're someone else? Do you only shine, shave and shower on Saturdays? When you fall in love, will it be forever? So many questions. Tune in Wednesday at 6pm and/or Sunday afternoon at 4.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the schedule for this week.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Known for their British Invasion hits like "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season," The Zombies are featured on this Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The ever-evolving Of Montreal channel classic rock on their latest effort, Lousy with Sylvianbriar.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's this week's schedule...

Monday, January 6, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe from 2011, The Decemberists perform songs from their then-new album, The King Is Dead.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The follow-up to Diego Garcia's acclaimed debut, Laura, is the romantic new album called Paradise.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Wild Feathers introduce their rootsy rock music on their self-titled debut.

New Morning

Dec 29, 2013

Who knows where the time goes? We’ll be ringing in the new year on Mystery Train this week, barhopping from Tipitina's to the House of Blue Lights, sharing a couple of old photographs and greeting the dawn...with some passengers in better shape than others. Tune in Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.

Silent Night

Dec 22, 2013

Dig if you will the picture of Prince under the mistletoe. It's one of the scenes we'll visit on Mystery Train this week. The peculiar paternity of Joseph is considered, along with stories of other travelers headed to new places with big plans. We'll also hear transformative versions of Silent Night and the Nutcracker. Hop on board Christmas day at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.

Joy, Joy To My Soul

Dec 18, 2013

The Mystery Train Christmas Show, Part 1, will be on this Sunday at 4pm. Passengers include Ella and Elvis, Wilco and Wynton and Bland and Brubeck, among others. There's even a tune from the Grinch's girlfriend.

Tom Waits on ACL

Dec 16, 2013
KLRU photo by Scott Newton

It's becoming a holiday tradition to rival the Grinch. For the second year running, after more than a decade in the vaults, the December 1978 Austin City Limits performance by Tom Waits is on the TV again. Tune in to WXXI this Saturday at midnight. After all, it just wouldn't feel like the holidays without hearing "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis."

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