World Cafe

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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December 27, 2013

2:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
2:01 PM
People Got A Lotta Nerve
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Middle Cyclone
Composer :
Label : Anti
2:03 PM
Things That Scare Me
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Blacklisted
Composer :
Label : Bloodshot
2:06 PM
Most People
Artist : Dawes
Album : Stories Don¿t End
Composer :
Label : Hub Records
2:10 PM
Waiting
Artist : The Dismemberment Plan
Album : Uncanney Valley
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
2:13 PM
Calling Cards
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:22 PM
Night Comes Still
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:31 PM
I’m From Nowhere
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:37 PM
Local Girl
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:42 PM
Calling Cards
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:45 PM
Night Comes Still
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:46 PM
Daddy’s Little Girl
Artist : Kelly Hogan
Album : I Like to Keep Myself In Pain
Composer :
Label : Anti
2:50 PM
Tower of Song
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : Live In London
Composer :
Label : Sony
3:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
3:00 PM
Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out
Artist : Mayer Hawthorne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:03 PM
There She Goes Again
Artist : Marshall Crenshaw
Album : Marshall Crenshaw
Composer :
Label : Rhino/Wea
3:12 PM
I’m Free
Artist : The Who
Album : Tommy
Composer :
Label : Mca
3:19 PM
RAMBLIN ROSE
Artist : MC5
Album : Kick Out the Jams
Composer :
Label : Elektra / Ada
3:25 PM
The Ills
Artist : Mayer Hawthorne
Album : A Strange Arrangement
Composer :
Label : Stones Throw
3:25 PM
Kick Out the Jams
Artist : MC5
Album : Kick Out the Jams
Composer :
Label : Elektra / Ada
3:32 PM
Kick Out the Jams
Artist : MC5
Album : Kick Out the Jams
Composer :
Label : Elektra / Ada
3:39 PM
Black Math
Artist : The White Stripes
Album : Elephant
Composer :
Label : ATO Records/ Red
3:41 PM
Jail Guitar Doors
Artist : The Clash
Album : The Clash
Composer :
Label : Sony
3:54 PM
Hitsville U.K.
Artist : The Clash
Album : Sandinista
Composer :
Label : Sony

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World Cafe
2:44 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Rod Stewart On World Cafe

Penny Lancaster Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:46 pm

Rod Stewart has little to prove as a rock star. He's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame twice, once solo and once with The Faces. More recently, he's had enormous success with a series of standards titled The Great American Songbook, and published an autobiography that inspired him to return to songwriting.

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World Cafe
3:30 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

The Slide Brothers On World Cafe

The Slide Brothers.
Brad Gregory Courtesy of the artist

Calvin Cooke, Aubrey Ghent and brothers Darrick and Chuck Campbell are The Slide Brothers. The band's self-titled album debut album was produced by Robert Randolph, the spectacular young pedal-steel guitarist who became the first player from the Sacred Steel tradition to break out to a wider audience.

On this installment of World Café, the band plays three songs from its album and tells host David Dye about the difference between performing for the congregation at Church of the Living God and playing on club and concert stages.

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World Cafe
3:05 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Phosphorescent On World Cafe

Phosphorescent.
Steve Gullick Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:44 pm

It's easy to hear the steady growth in the music of Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck since the release of his band's 2009 Willie Nelson tribute album, To Willie. In 2011, Here's to Taking It Easy was a sprawling, languid epic written with his road band's performances in mind.

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World Cafe
3:12 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Hey Marseilles On World Cafe

Hey Marseilles.
Hayley Young Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 2:01 pm

Seattle's Hey Marseilles formed around the collaboration between singer Matt Bishop and guitarist Nick Ward, back when the two were students at the University of Washington. The band has since grown into the septet that recorded Hey Marseilles' sincere and endearing new album, Lines We Trace.

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World Cafe
2:29 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Next: Treetop Flyers

Treetop Flyers.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 8:14 pm

  • Hear Two New Songs By Treetop Flyers

The members of London's Treetop Flyers capture the sound of California folk-rock in the '60s on their debut album, The Mountain Moves. They met on the periphery of the London folk scene that gave the world Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling.

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World Cafe
2:32 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds On World Cafe

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
Cat Stevens Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 3:46 pm

Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave recently re-formed his band The Bad Seeds, minus founding member Mick Harvey on guitar, to record a new album called Push the Sky Away. On this installment of World Café, you'll hear a tremendous performance from the elegant, intensely emotive band.

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World Cafe
1:13 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Low On World Cafe

Low.
Zoran Orlic Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:45 pm

It's hard to find another band that's stayed as true to its vision as Low. Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have been making Low records for 20 years now, and just released their 10th full-length album, The Invisible Way.

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World Cafe
1:46 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Pickwick On World Cafe

Pickwick.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:49 pm

The first incarnation of the Seattle band Pickwick revolved around Galen Disston's strummy acoustic songs. Disston eventually found himself bored with his own music until a not-so-subtle shift took place; as the band began experimenting with new sounds and ideas, Disston shifted into the role of lead singer and crowds immediately noticed.

In this installment of World Cafe, you'll hear three songs from Pickwick's debut album, Can't Talk Medicine, as well as the full story behind the band's reinvention.

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World Cafe
12:48 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Matt Pond On World Cafe

Matt Pond.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 1:44 pm

The fact that Matt Pond has dropped the vestigial "PA" from the end of his moniker has more to do with geography than sound. On this episode of World Cafe, we learn why the singer-songwriter (and former Philadelphian) has moved around so much — it's all for love.

Pond does tell host David Dye what hasn't changed: his always likable voice and an ability to write heartfelt songs with melodies that stick.

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World Cafe
2:02 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Next: The Saint Johns

The Saint Johns.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 3:48 pm

  • Hear Two New Songs By The Saint Johns

A little reinvention never hurt anyone. Nashville singers Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson met in St. Augustine, Fla., and quickly discovered how well their voices blended together, so they moved to New York City and formed Augustine.

The duo, which now resides in Nashville, has since become The Saint Johns, and recently released its gorgeous new songs on a free downloadable EP. Listen to two songs from The Live Sessions here.

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