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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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September 24, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
You Bowed Down
Artist : Elvis Costello
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:06 PM
Carpetbaggers
Artist : Jenny Lewis
Album : Acid Tongue
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./WEA
9:09 PM
The Other End of the Telescope
Artist : Til Tuesday
Album : Everything's Different Now
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:14 PM
The Seed
Artist : The Roots
Album : Phrenology
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
9:25 PM
Stick Out Your Tongue
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:29 PM
Tripwire
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
9:37 PM
Wake Me Up
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:42 PM
Walk Us Uptown
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:50 PM
Wake Me Up
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:57 PM
14th Street Break
Artist : Beastie Boys
Album : The MixUp
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
Black Cow
Artist : Steely Dan
Album : Aja
Composer :
Label : MCA
10:06 PM
Sun Song
Artist : Laura Veirs
Album : Warp and Weft
Composer :
Label : Raven Marching Band
10:10 PM
A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Composer :
Label : Righteous Babe
10:15 PM
Orange Crush
Artist : REM
Album : Green
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
10:19 PM
Reboot The Mission
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Glad All Over
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:22 PM
6 A.M.
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:24 PM
Tales that I Tell
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:30 PM
Let it Live Free
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:37 PM
Can’t See the Stars
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:43 PM
The Same Old Ground
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:47 PM
The Grips
Artist : Benjy Ferree
Album : Come Back To The Five And Dime Bobby Dee, Bobby Dee
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:48 PM
Jennifer
Artist : Little Comets
Album : Life Is Elsewhere
Composer :
Label : Universal UK
10:51 PM
When I Write The Book
Artist : Rockpile
Album : Seconds Of Pleasure
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:55 PM
I Hear you Knocking
Artist : Dave Edmunds
Album : Rockpile
Composer :
Label : Rockbeat Records

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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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