Join us for the weekly Live from World Cafe Live concert, as Jukebox The Ghost performs a live midday concert on Friday. The infectious pop-rock trio Jukebox The Ghost returns to our radio concert stage this
Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has just returned with her first album in four years, titled Shine On. With hit albums like 1994's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy — as well as her historic efforts at the head of 1997's Lilith Fair tour — McLachlan is one of the most prominent figures in the singer-songwriter movement of the '90s.
Today's episode of World Cafe's Latin Roots is an unusual one, in which writer and radio personality Catalina Maria Johnson explores what she calls "Mystical South America."
Johnson says she first heard the music through visual arts, and describes it as an "ecological, Indian, spiritual, organic movement" that has excited electronic musicians in Argentina. In this segment, she showcases music by Gaby Kerpel and Chancha Via Circuito.
Meshell Ndegeocello broke through with her hit song "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" in the '90s, then turned to more brooding and eclectic fare with her 1999 album Bitter. Her experimentation has continued even when she's recording other artists' work, as she does on last year's Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone.
The Pennsylvania band The Districts met in 2009, while members Rob Grote, Mark Larson, Connor Jacobus and Braden Lawrence were still in high school. This year, they released their first official EP on a national label.
Here, the group performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock 'n' roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Christian Gregory is a British singer who immersed himself in the grooves and style of vintage soul and R&B. He and fellow enthusiast Michael Kiwanuka have even formed a label, Movement Records, to release the updated soul music they love. Turns out their first artist is Christian Gregory himself, with an EP called Count On You out on August 18. Recording the album live to tape, Gregory is definitely onto something, as you will hear.
Join us this Friday at Noon as Selwyn Birchwood performs a live midday concert on Different Radio.
You may have seen him at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and Friday, we get a case of the blues this as Selwyn Birchwood takes the stage in this week's concert from World Cafe Live. The 29-year old Floridian is currently promoting his latest release, Don't Call No Ambulance. It's his second album since his 2011 debut, FL Boy.
Recent Release: Don't Call No Ambulance Release Date: June 10, 2014 Label: Alligator Records
Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is a singer-songwriter from Eastern Kentucky named Sturgill Simpson. Earlier this year he self-released his second album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. He has called it a "social consciousness" concept album disguised as a country record. That may be, but there is no disguising Sturgill's amazing voice and the songwriting on this record.