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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 19, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
The Righteous Path
Artist : DriveBy Truckers
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:06 PM
Live Oak
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:16 PM
Devastate
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:22 PM
Elephant
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:26 PM
Super 8
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:30 PM
Bulletproof
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:34 PM
Stockholm
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:37 PM
Super 8
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:42 PM
The Last Song I Will Write
Artist : Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Album : Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Composer :
Label : Thirty Tigers
9:44 PM
The Walls Are Coming Down
Artist : Fanfarlo
Album : Reservoir
Composer :
Label : Raffle Bat Records
9:48 PM
Three Marlenas
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Bringing Down the Horse
Composer :
Label : Interscope
9:53 PM
Things Will Change
Artist : Treetop Flyers
Album : The Mountain Moves
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
9:57 PM
Damn Good Times
Artist : They Might Be Giants
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
10:01 PM
Isn’t That So
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : Release Me
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
10:05 PM
Agape
Artist : Bear’s Den
Album : Agape
Composer :
Label : Communion
10:10 PM
Blue
Artist : The Jayhawks
Album : Tomorrow The Green Grass
Composer :
Label : Columbia Europe
10:13 PM
Who
Artist : David Byrne & St. Vincent
Album : Love This Giant
Composer :
Label : 4AD
10:17 PM
The Ceiling
Artist : The Wild Feathers
Album : The Wild Feathers
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
10:23 PM
Jagged
Artist : Old 97’s
Album : Fight Songs
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
10:24 PM
See It My Way
Artist : Mikal Cronin
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:27 PM
See It My Way
Artist : Mikal Cronin
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:29 PM
En Una Tarde de Verano
Artist : Jos¿ Jos¿
Album : Buscanda Una Sonrisa
Composer :
Label : RCA Intl
10:35 PM
La Puntita
Artist : Babasonicos
Album : Infame
Composer :
Label : EMI Int'l
10:40 PM
Mama
Artist : Raul Paz
Album : Revolucion
Composer :
Label : Na¿ve
10:41 PM
Summer Skin
Artist : Death Cab For Cutie
Album : Plans
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
10:44 PM
Shame Chamber
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Wakin¿ on a Pretty Daze
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
10:49 PM
Mr. Quiche
Artist : Wildcat! Wildcat!
Album : Wildcat! Wildcat! EP
Composer :
Label : Downtown Records
10:53 PM
My Pearl
Artist : Automatic Man
Album : Automatic Man
Composer :
Label : Island Records

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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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