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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 25, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Morning Song
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : The Lumineers
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
9:06 PM
The One that Got Away
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : The Civil Wars
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:09 PM
Losing My Religion
Artist : REM
Album : Out Of Time
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers
9:14 PM
Heavy Feet
Artist : Local Natives
Album : Hummingbird
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss Records
9:18 PM
Last Train to Clarksville
Artist : The Monkees
Album : Greatest Hits
Composer :
Label : Rhino
9:20 PM
Different Drum
Artist : The Stone Poneys feat. Linda Ronstadt
Album : Evergreen, Vol 2.
Composer :
Label : Raven
9:23 PM
Pale Blue Eyes
Artist : The Velvet Undergorund
Album : The Velvet Underground
Composer :
Label : MGM
9:25 PM
Joanne
Artist : Michael Nesmith
Album : Live at the Britt Festival
Composer :
Label : Videoranch
9:37 PM
Different Drum
Artist : The Greenbriar Boys
Album : Best of the Vanguard Years
Composer :
Label : Vanguard Records
9:47 PM
Grand Ennui
Artist : Michael Nesmith & The First National Band
Album : Nevada Fighter
Composer :
Label : Camden International
9:48 PM
Grand Ennui
Artist : Michael Nesmith & The First National Band
Album : Nevada Fighter
Composer :
Label : Camden International
9:49 PM
Helen Fry
Artist : The Felice Brothers
Album : The Felice Brothers
Composer :
Label : Team Love Records
9:50 PM
Her Favorite Song
Artist : Mayer Hawthorne
Album : Where Does This Door Go?
Composer :
Label : Republic
9:53 PM
My Doorbell
Artist : The White Stripes
Album : Get Behind Me Satan
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros/WEA
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
Have a Little Faith
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Rumble and Sway EP
Composer :
Label : Polydor UK
10:03 PM
Can You Get to That
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : One True Vine
Composer :
Label : Anti
10:06 PM
Don’t Swallow the Cap
Artist : The National
Album : Trouble Will Find Me
Composer :
Label : 4ad / Ada
10:09 PM
California
Artist : Delta Spirit
Album : Delta Spirit
Composer :
Label : Rounder
10:13 PM
Handle With Care
Artist : The Traveling Wilburys
Album : The Traveling Wilburs Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Rhino
10:16 PM
Dye The World
Artist : The Smith Westerns
Album : Dye It Blonde
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum Records
10:16 PM
Dye The World
Artist : The Smith Westerns
Album : Dye It Blonde
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum Records
10:16 PM
Dye The World
Artist : The Smith Westerns
Album : Dye It Blonde
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum Records
10:17 PM
Dye The World
Artist : The Smith Westerns
Album : Dye It Blonde
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum Records
10:17 PM
Hot Love
Artist : T Rex
Album : Hits!
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
10:22 PM
Tighten Up
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
10:26 PM
Feel It All
Artist : KT Tunstall
Album : Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
10:29 PM
Always the Last to Know
Artist : Del Amitri
Album : Change Everything
Composer :
Label : A&M
10:33 PM
Live and Die
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Composer :
Label : Republic
10:37 PM
Walking
Artist : The Dodos
Album : Visiter
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss
10:38 PM
Get Ready Marie
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Composer :
Label : New West Records
10:41 PM
Marry Me
Artist : St. Vincent
Album : Marry Me
Composer :
Label : Beggars Banquet U.S.
10:46 PM
Sex on Fire
Artist : Kings of Leon
Album : Only By The Night
Composer :
Label : RCA
10:49 PM
Song for Zula
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Muchacho
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
10:55 PM
Night Terror
Artist : Laura Marling
Album : Alas I Cannot Swim
Composer :
Label : Astralwerks

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World Cafe
2:12 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Local Natives On World Cafe

Local Natives.
Bryan Sheffield Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 4:31 pm

Local Natives, a Los Angeles-based indie-rock outfit, made a splash in 2009 with its self-funded debut album Gorilla Manor. The band went on tour with Arcade Fire and The National in support of the record, which hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200 New Artist Chart.

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World Cafe
2:12 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Next: Escondido

Escondido.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 4:29 pm

It's not as if Escondido members Jessica Maros and Tyler James didn't have enough going on already. Maros is a thriving fashion designer in Nashville, Tenn., known for dressing Lady Antebellum and others. James has been a member of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and recently had one of his songs placed on the TV show Nashville.

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World Cafe
11:34 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell Get The Old Band Together Again

Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:48 pm

It was 1975 when Emmylou Harris had to figure out how to make a solo album after her classic work as Gram Parsons' duet partner. Her record company told her to "get a hot band." So she got The Hot Band with James Burton on lead, as well as a newcomer, Rodney Crowell, on rhythm guitar and, more importantly, songwriting.

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World Cafe
2:45 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Country Music Hall Of Fame On World Cafe

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn.
Courtesy of the museum

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 12:37 pm

So you think you know country music? Our friend Michael Gray, curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., will tell you what you need to know in just a few music-filled minutes. The Hall of Fame is right in downtown Nashville and is a must visit.

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World Cafe
2:45 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale.
Paul Moore Courtesy of the artist

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale have contributed to roots music to an immeasurable degree throughout their careers. As songwriters and players, both solo and together, they've led bands, worked as sidemen and written great songs.

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World Cafe
8:03 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Third Man Records' Favorite Live Cuts

Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
Courtesy of the label

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 9:43 am

Jack White's Third Man Records has quickly become a cultural force in Nashville. The Third Man complex is situated in an industrial section of downtown, where it houses a retail store, the Third Man studio, a mail-order business and a music venue.

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World Cafe
8:03 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Moon Taxi On World Cafe

Nashville's Moon Taxi.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 9:26 pm

You might be tempted to call World Cafe's Sense of Place: Nashville guest Moon Taxi a jam band — that is, if its instrumental excursions weren't so concise, carefully thought-out and frequently refined in the years it's spent touring.

The quintet formed at Belmont University in Nashville and released its debut, Melodica, in 2007. Moon Taxi's second studio album, Cabaret, came out last year. Here, the band performs an intricate live set and discusses what makes Nashville's independent music scene special.

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World Cafe
4:04 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Grimey's Records On World Cafe

Grimey's is one of Nashville's most hallowed record stores.
StudioMobile flickr

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:44 am

In an attempt to discover the best new local music in Nashville, we headed to Grimey's Records, the mecca for indie music in town. It was opened by Mike Grimes in 1999, who also manages The Basement, the club in Grimey's basement. And the institution is still growing, recently opening a satellite store next to its already expanded store.

In this segment, co-founder Doyle Davis (who also hosts a local music show, "The Indie Underground Hour" on local station Lightning 100) picks his five best local bands.

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World Cafe's Sense Of Place: Nashville
2:31 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Gillian Welch And David Rawlings On World Cafe

David Rawlings and Gillian Welch.
Mark Seliger Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 2:16 pm

For World Cafe's Sense of Place: Nashville edition, we knew we wanted to talk with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings to get their take on changes in the city over the last couple of decades. The country-folk singer-songwriters moved to Nashville in 1993 and have worked there ever since, recording at historic studios like RCA Studio B before buying the legendary Woodland Studios.

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World Cafe
1:37 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Caitlin Rose On World Cafe

Caitlin Rose's second album is titled The Stand-In.
Melissa Madison Fuller Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 2:17 pm

A young darling of Nashville's music scene, Caitlin Rose just released her second album, The Stand-In. Rose moved to Nashville when she was 7, but resisted country music at first because her parents worked in the industry. Indie-rock was more her thing; she first discovered Merle Haggard via a Mountain Goats record.

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