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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 27, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
With or Without You
Artist : U2
Album : The Joshua Tree
Composer :
Label : Island Records
9:07 PM
Charmer
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Charmer
Composer :
Label : Superego
9:10 PM
Your Life Your Call
Artist : Junip
Album : Junip
Composer :
Label : Mute
9:13 PM
Never Wanted Your Love
Artist : She & Him
Album : Volume 3
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
9:17 PM
It’s Not Unusual
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : The Best Of Tom Jones
Composer :
Label : Polygram UK
9:19 PM
Hit or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Caf¿
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:22 PM
Tower of Song
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:32 PM
Hit or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:38 PM
Traveling Shoes
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:43 PM
Crazy Clown Time
Artist : David Lynch
Album : Crazy Clown Time
Composer :
Label : Play It Again Sam
9:44 PM
Everybody Knows
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : I'm Your Man
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:49 PM
Heart Full of Soul
Artist : Chris Isaak
Album : Chris Isaak
Composer :
Label : Reprise / WEA
9:52 PM
Recovery
Artist : Frank Turner
Album : Tape Deck Heart
Composer :
Label : Polydor
9:56 PM
On My Way Downtown
Artist : Lucero
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:58 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
Under The Milky Way
Artist : The Church
Album : Starfish
Composer :
Label : EMI International
10:04 PM
Hotel California
Artist : The Gypsy Kings
Album : The Big Lebowski Soundtrack
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
10:10 PM
Just Beneath the Surface
Artist : Dawes
Album : Stories Don't End
Composer :
Label : Hub Records
10:15 PM
Se Vacilar O Jacare Abraca
Artist : Wado Y Realismo Fantastico
Album : Brazil Classics 7
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:18 PM
Como El Agua
Artist : Camaron De La Isla with Paco De Lucia
Album : Como El Agua
Composer :
Label : Universal Distribution
10:28 PM
Como La Corriente
Artist : Estrella Morente
Album : Autorretrato
Composer :
Label : EMI
10:34 PM
Shadow Days
Artist : John Mayer
Album : Born and Raised
Composer :
Label : Columbia
10:35 PM
I Looked Away
Artist : Derek & The Dominos
Album : Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Composer :
Label : Polydor
10:38 PM
Cold October
Artist : Escondido
Album : The Ghost Of Escondido
Composer :
Label : Kill Canyon
10:42 PM
Sunset
Artist : The xx
Album : Coexist
Composer :
Label : XL Recordings
10:45 PM
Amazona
Artist : Roxy Music
Album : Stranded
Composer :
Label : Nettwerk Records
10:49 PM
Amidine
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
10:55 PM
Numb
Artist : Gary Clar Jr.
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN

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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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