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Dan Auerbach on Today's World Cafe

Our guest in this session is The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, whose new solo album is called Waiting On A Song. The record is a product of Auerbach's move to Nashville, where he met some of the heavy collaborators who appear on it — including John Prine, who co-wrote the title song. Waiting On A Song also features veteran songwriter Pat McLaughlin, Grammy winner David Ferguson, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas and Mark Knopfler. In this session, Auerbach discusses how he got them to play on the album...

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For decades, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has ranked highly on many All-Time Best Album lists. Celebrated as the first quasi-concept album in rock, fans and critics have long lauded the songcraft, the pioneering production sounds, and its colorful, now iconic, cover art. Some say it both reflected and drove the burgeoning youth culture through the "Summer of Love" in 1967. In more recent years, some critics have tried to cut through the mythology of the album and reconsider it in every way.

Thanks to all who came out and supported our Tiny Desk favorites concert. We had a full house at Three Heads Brewery and the music, beer, and BBQ were fantastic. Thanks to Kitestring, Machine Gun English, and The Mighty High and Dry for their musical talents, and a specail thanks to Geoff, Zach, and all the staff of Three Heads for an amazing evening in support of public media and local music. Keep listening to Different Radio for details of our next event.

Tonight is the Different Radio  Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue), with The Mighty High And Dry, Kitestring, and Machine Gun English. Plus Midnight Smoke BBQ will be on site for some great 'Q to go along with great Three Heads Beer! Doors open at 6:00 pm and the music starts at 7:00 pm. Join us for beer tastings, flights, music and fun, and support Different Radio, WRUR and WITH!

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Explore the songs of 17th-century "weaver poet" Robert Tannahill, who wrote verses in the style of Robert Burns. Tannahill's work is still widely sung and has been immortalized internationally in folk songs he influenced, including "Wild Mountain Thyme" and "Waltzing Matilda."

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If you're an NPR listener, I'm willing to bet you know at least a little bit of the music made by this World Cafe guest — although you might not know his name. BJ Leiderman has composed themes for a bunch of public radio programs, including Car Talk's "Stump The Chumps," Morning Edition, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and Marketplace.

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the Woodstock music festival in 1969, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an announcement on its website. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.

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

The All Weather Lunch can still be heard on WITH-FM, Ithaca, our sister station. You can listen to it on 90.1FM in the southern Finger Lakes area, or online here.

WRUR-FM 88.5 will begin airing the daily talk show, Connections with Evan Dawson, beginning Monday, September 8th from 12-2 p.m. Connections is produced by WXXI and is also available on AM 1370(Rochester),WEOS-FM (Geneva), as well as online at WXXI.org, WRUR.org and WEOS.org.

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This Is All Yours, in the U.S. on September 23rd, and they're coming to New York City to premiere the new material in an exclusive First Listen Live on Different Radio and NPR Music on September 2nd at 9pm.

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It's another interesting and eclectic line-up on World Cafe this week. Tune in daily at 2pm!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Irish musician Hozier's debut single, "Take Me to Church," was an overnight success, and now comes his blues-inspired EP, From Eden.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sharon Van Etten performs live with songs from her lush and deeply personal new record, Are We There.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

World Cafe, August 18-22

Aug 18, 2014
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Here's this week's lineup for World Cafe. You can hear the live performance and conversation every day at 2.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vintage Cafe revisits a 2013 interview with Jim James of My Morning Jacket just after the release of his debut solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Counting on You is the debut record of London-based soul singer, Christian Gregory.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Nice variety of guests on the Cafe this week!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Travel back in time to the 2011 release of James Blake’s self-titled debut album on this edition of Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Somewhere Else is the third studio album from alt-country musician, Lydia Loveless.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Singer-songwriter and producer, Jonathan Wilson, has released his second solo album, Fanfare.

World Cafe, August 4-8

Aug 5, 2014
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It's another week of music and conversation with David Dye. Join us afternoons at 2!

Monday, August 4, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe, World Cafe looks back to 2010 for an interview with cross-over artist, Janelle Monae.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

No Fools, No Fun is the debut album from Norah Jones’ Brooklyn country band, Puss N Boots.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Trigger Hippy is a roots rock powerhouse formed in 2009, whose prominent members include guitarist 

  Jackie Greene and drummer Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes, along with longtime singer/songwriter Joan Osbourne. The band joins us for a live midday concert on Friday, August 1st. So far, Trigger Hippy has only released one self-titled EP - four songs of blistering, blues-infused rock and roll – along with a live album recorded at the 2012 Wanee Festival in Live Oak, Florida. But they have plans to release a new album soon later this year.

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

David Dye revisits his 2011 conversation with Fitz and the Tantrums on this edition of the Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jenny Lewis of the indie-rock band Rilo Kiley has a new solo album called The Voyager.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Refuse to Lose is the second record from Mississippi native and Blues guitarist, Jarekus Singleton.

From its legendary beachfront locale to its celebrations of folk music's past, the Newport Folk Festival draws on more than half a century of celebrated traditions. But it's also an event in which folk's boundaries are tested: This is, after all, where Bob Dylan famously plugged in an electric guitar 49 years ago, in the process enraging the purists in the crowd.

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