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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. 

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June 20, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Parted Ways
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : Arrow
Composer :
Label : Partisan
9:06 PM
Grace For Saints and Ramblers
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost on Ghost
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
9:09 PM
Breezeblocks
Artist : AltJ
Album : An Awesome Wave
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
9:13 PM
Reva’s House
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : Kiko
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./Wea
9:16 PM
Reboot The Mission
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Glad All Over
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:19 PM
Wait For Love
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Composer :
Label : RCA
9:24 PM
Hopeful
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:30 PM
A Certain Light
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:36 PM
Joy to You Baby
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:41 PM
Mind’s Eye
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Composer :
Label : RCA
9:42 PM
Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting
Artist : Glen Hansard
Album : Rhythm and Repose
Composer :
Label : Anti
9:46 PM
One Of These Things First
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Bryter Layter
Composer :
Label : Fontana Island
9:51 PM
Flashlight
Artist : The Amazing
Album : Gentle Stream
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
First Glimmer
Artist : Paul Westerberg
Album : 14 Songs
Composer :
Label : UME Imports
10:05 PM
Birmingham
Artist : Shovels & Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
10:09 PM
American Girl
Artist : Tom Petty
Album : Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Composer :
Label : Polygram UK
10:13 PM
Taking The Farm
Artist : The War On Drugs
Album : Wagonwheel Blues
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
10:17 PM
Never Enough
Artist : Trixie Whitley
Album : Fourth Corner
Composer :
Label : Strong Blood Records
10:20 PM
Fool’s Gold
Artist : Graham Parker & The Rumor
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:21 PM
Ramona
Artist : Night Beds
Album : Country Sleep
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
10:25 PM
Lord Protect My Child
Artist : Susan Tedeschi
Album : Hope and Desire
Composer :
Label : Verve Forecast
10:30 PM
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Artist : The Slide Brothers
Album : Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers
Composer :
Label : Concord Records
10:35 PM
Trashcan
Artist : Delta Spirit
Album : Ode to Sunshine
Composer :
Label : Rounder/UMGD
10:39 PM
Safe From Harm
Artist : Massive Attack
Album : Blue Lines
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
10:40 PM
Just Make It Stop
Artist : Low
Album : The Invisible Way
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
10:44 PM
Looking At The Sun
Artist : Matthew Sweet
Album : Girlfriend
Composer :
Label : Volcano
10:48 PM
Peach Blossom
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
10:52 PM
Heart Attack and Vine
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Heart Attack and Vine
Composer :
Label : Elektra/Wea

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World Cafe
3:50 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside On World Cafe

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside.
Liz Devin Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 4:07 pm

  • Listen To Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside On World Cafe

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside's music was raw and forthright from the beginning, when its album Dirty Radio came out in 2011. The Portland band captures the energy of early-'50s music, with blues and country influences that earned it a rockabilly designation early in its career.

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World Cafe
3:02 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

RNDM On World Cafe

RNDM.
Courtesy of the artist

RNDM is a new band featuring Joseph Arthur, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and drummer Richard Stuverud. Ament and Arthur met when the latter opened for Pearl Jam on tour.

Ament tells World Cafe host David Dye that he was mesmerized by Arthur's ability to create band sounds by looping his guitar and vocals. He also describes how RNDM formed and explains the process behind creating its debut album, Acts.

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World Cafe
12:48 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy On World Cafe

Bonnie Prince Billy and Dawn McCarthy.
Lindsey Rome Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 8:49 am

In this installment of World Cafe, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (the stage name of Will Oldham) and Dawn McCarthy perform their own versions of classic Everly Brothers songs — as heard on their latest album together, What the Brothers Sang.

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World Cafe
1:47 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Next: Laura Stevenson

Laura Stevenson.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:18 pm

  • Hear Two New Songs By Laura Stevenson

Laura Stevenson describes herself as an "unfunny Woody Allen," which is another way of saying that her work channels her obsessions with death and doubt. On her third album, Wheel, she finds a way to make it all sound downright jaunty.

Stevenson came to her more folk leanings from roots in punk, as well as a musical family; her grandfather, choral director Harry Simeone, was responsible for "Little Drummer Boy." Listen to two songs from Wheel on this page.

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World Cafe
2:40 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Clive Davis On World Cafe

Clive Davis.
Dan Hallman AP

At 81, music mogul and Columbia Records president Clive Davis has slowed down just enough to write his autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life. The book, which describes how he's consistently made hit records, has itself become a bestseller.

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World Cafe
1:44 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Rod Stewart On World Cafe

Penny Lancaster Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:46 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
2:30 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
2:05 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Phosphorescent On World Cafe

Phosphorescent.
Steve Gullick Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:44 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
2:12 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 1:01 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
1:29 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Billy Bragg On World Cafe

Billy Bragg.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 7:14 pm

With a career spanning more than 30 years, English musician Billy Bragg blends folk, rock and punk with messages about politics and love. His new album Tooth & Nail is his first release in five years.

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