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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 18, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
People Got A Lotta Nerve
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Middle Cyclone
Composer :
Label : Anti
9:03 PM
Things That Scare Me
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Blacklisted
Composer :
Label : Bloodshot
9:06 PM
Most People
Artist : Dawes
Album : Stories Don¿t End
Composer :
Label : Hub Records
9:10 PM
Waiting
Artist : The Dismemberment Plan
Album : Uncanney Valley
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
9:13 PM
Calling Cards
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:21 PM
Night Comes Still
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:30 PM
I’m From Nowhere
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:37 PM
Local Girl
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:41 PM
Calling Cards
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:44 PM
Night Comes Still
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:45 PM
Daddy’s Little Girl
Artist : Kelly Hogan
Album : I Like to Keep Myself In Pain
Composer :
Label : Anti
9:49 PM
Tower of Song
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : Live In London
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:57 PM
Clarence White
Artist : Low
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
My City Was Gone
Artist : The Pretenders
Album : Learning to Crawl
Composer :
Label : Artist First
10:05 PM
That’s the Way the World Goes ¿Round
Artist : John Prine
Album : Bruised Orange
Composer :
Label : Oh Boy
10:08 PM
I Used To Could
Artist : Mark Knopfler
Album : Privateering
Composer :
Label : Verve
10:12 PM
Throw It Out
Artist : Megan Reilly
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:13 PM
Retrograde
Artist : James Blake
Album : Overgrown
Composer :
Label : Republic
10:16 PM
The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Artist : David Bowie
Album : The Next Day
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:20 PM
Nothing Arrived
Artist : Villagers
Album : Awayland
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:24 PM
Two Fingers
Artist : Jake Bugg
Album : Jake Bugg
Composer :
Label : Island/Mercury
10:27 PM
Green Garden
Artist : Laura Mvula
Album : Sing to the Moon
Composer :
Label : RCA
10:31 PM
Master Hunter
Artist : Laura Marling
Album : Once I Was An Eagle
Composer :
Label : Ribbon Records
10:35 PM
Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
Artist : Patterson Hood
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:37 PM
Dizz Knee Land
Artist : Dada
Album : Puzzle
Composer :
Label : Blue Cave
10:41 PM
Voices Carry
Artist : Til Tuesday
Album : Voices Carry
Composer :
Label : Ecstatic Peace
10:45 PM
The Wire
Artist : Haim
Album : Days Are Gone
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:49 PM
A History Of Lovers
Artist : Iron & Wine, Calexico
Album : In The Reins
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
10:53 PM
Dry Land
Artist : Joan Armatrading
Album : Back to the Night
Composer :
Label : A&M

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World Cafe
3:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Next: Luella And The Sun

Luella and the Sun.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 3:58 pm

For our Sense of Place: Nashville week, we just had to showcase Luella and the Sun, which has made major fans out of Grimey's Records' Doyle Davis, other bands like Moon Taxi and NPR Music's Ann Powers.

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World Cafe
3:20 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Leagues On World Cafe

Leagues.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 6:26 pm

Today's guest, Leagues, provides a perfect start to World Cafe's week-long visit to Nashville, because it perfectly encapsulates the change going on there. A new rock band, Leagues was formed by an amazing singer, Thad Cockrell, who'd been so disenchanted with his alt-country career that he was ready to leave the music business altogether.

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World Cafe
11:04 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Jim James On World Cafe

Jim James' new solo album is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 2:45 pm

There have been releases under the name Yim Yames and projects with New Multitudes and Monsters of Folk, but Regions of Light and Sound of God is the first album bearing Jim James' own name.

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World Cafe
1:46 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Latin Roots: Argentine Rock

The Argentine rock band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.
Courtesy of the artist

Today's Latin Roots co-host, Josh Norek, was given a hefty task: Define the broad swath of Argentine rock with just a few bands. But Norek, co-host of The Latin Alternative, is up to the occasion precisely because he spent time in Buenos Aires as a student during a vibrant period for music.

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World Cafe
1:46 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Jessie Ware On World Cafe

Jessie Ware.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:21 pm

Soulful singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is far from the first vocalist to make the transition from backing vocals to center stage; Sheryl Crow once backed Michael Jackson, after all. But the Londoner has made the leap with tremendous success in her own right.

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World Cafe
4:43 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Latin Roots: Bossa Nova, Brazil's Answer To Jazz

Bebel Gilberto performs at City Winery in New York City.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:56 pm

This installment of the Latin Roots series for World Cafe explores bossa nova music, guided by Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner. Lechner grew up in Buenos Aires, where his parents' record collection consisted of classical records and a solitary bossa nova LP. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he was immersed in Latin music and subsequently became a music journalist, publishing several books on the subject. Lechner co-hosts the radio show Latin Alternative and works as a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, L.A.

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