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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 26, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Sun Is Shining
Artist : Bob Marley
Album : Kaya
Composer :
Label : Island
9:06 PM
Show Some Emotion
Artist : Joan Armatrading
Album : Track Record
Composer :
Label : A&M
9:09 PM
Eli¿s Comin¿
Artist : Laura Nyro
Album : Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Composer :
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
9:13 PM
Anything You Want
Artist : Spoon
Album : Girls Can Tell
Composer :
Label : Merge
9:17 PM
Like Morning Dew
Artist : Laura Mvula
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:26 PM
She
Artist : Laura Mvula
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:32 PM
Sing to the Moon
Artist : Laura Mvula
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:39 PM
Green Garden
Artist : Laura Mvula
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:44 PM
I wish
Artist : Jem
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:45 PM
Better Days
Artist : Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Album : Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
9:48 PM
Shadow People
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : Shame, Shame
Composer :
Label : Anti
9:53 PM
Ophelia
Artist : The Band
Album : To Kingdom Come
Composer :
Label : Capitol
9:57 PM
Geography
Artist : Thao
Album : We Brave Bee Stings And All
Composer :
Label : Kill Rock Stars
9:58 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
The Road to Gila Bend
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : The Town and the City
Composer :
Label : Hollywood
10:04 PM
Looking At The Sun
Artist : Matthew Sweet
Album : Girlfriend
Composer :
Label : Volcano
10:08 PM
Weight
Artist : Mikal Cronin
Album : MCII
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
10:13 PM
Canary Island
Artist : Houndstooth
Album : Ride Out The Dark
Composer :
Label : No Quarter
10:16 PM
Say What
Artist : Stevie Ray Vaughan
Album : Soul to Soul
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:22 PM
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Artist : The Slide Brothers
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:23 PM
Jennifer
Artist : Little Comets
Album : Life Is Elsewhere
Composer :
Label : Universal UK
10:25 PM
A Town Called Malice
Artist : The Jam
Album : Compact Snap
Composer :
Label : Polygram UK
10:28 PM
Hometown Blues
Artist : Tom Petty
Album : Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
10:31 PM
Hit Or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Spirit In The Room
Composer :
Label : Rounder / Umgd
10:34 PM
I Got a Woman
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Birth of Soul Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Kent Records UK
10:37 PM
Last Night
Artist : The MarKeys
Album : Last Night!/Do the PopEye
Composer :
Label : Stax
10:38 PM
Retrograde
Artist : James Blake
Album : Overgrown
Composer :
Label : Republic
10:41 PM
You Were Never There
Artist : Diego Garcia
Album : Laura
Composer :
Label : Nacional Records
10:45 PM
Love Interruption
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
10:47 PM
Raspberry Beret
Artist : Prince & the Revolution
Album : Around the World in a Day
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
10:51 PM
Do Yourself a Faver
Artist : Jamie Lidell
Album : Jamie Lidell
Composer :
Label : Warp Records

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World Cafe
2:01 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Natalia Clavier On World Cafe

Natalia Clavier.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

There was never any doubt that Argentine vocalist Natalia Clavier could sing. She's been proving that for years, performing jazz and serving as the anonymous voice on hundreds of techno and dance songs, most recorded when she lived in Barcelona after moving there from Buenos Aires. For years, she's also been the go-to live voice for Thievery Corporation, and she remains part of its live act.

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World Cafe
1:43 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Youth Lagoon On World Cafe

Youth Lagoon performs live at NPR Music's SXSW showcase in March 2013.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Youth Lagoon is the work of Boise, Idaho's Trevor Powers. The title of his first album, 2011's The Year of Hibernation, captures what was going on: a solo bedroom project that explored the theme of emerging from isolation. It sounded great, and the positive response got Powers out of the bedroom and on the road for a year.

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World Cafe
1:11 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Houndmouth On World Cafe

Houndmouth.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Houndmouth is a rootsy rock band from New Albany, Ind., right across the river from Louisville. In an age of loops, samples and all things digital, Houndmouth is a refreshingly straightforward rock band with guitars, B-3 and all members singing in harmony.

The group recently released its debut album, From the Hills Below the City. Hear Houndmouth perform four of its songs on this installment of World Cafe.

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World Cafe
9:31 am
Tue September 3, 2013

World Cafe Next: Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Singer-songwriter Caroline Rose grew up in Vermont the daughter of two artists, so it was never a far stretch to imagine she would become a performer herself. What is a little surprising is the grit in this young woman's performance. Turns out her mother is from the South, and there were many trips and exposures to Southern culture along the way. She started writing songs in her early teens hasn't stopped since, and most of her debut full-length, America Religious, was conceived on the road. It's a tough-sounding record from an artist to watch.

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World Cafe
9:15 am
Mon September 2, 2013

The Black Keys On World Cafe

The Black Keys.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Welcome to the first in our weekly Vintage Cafe series of interviews from the archive. Each week we are going to be re-visiting significant session with major artists. For this installment, we bring back our Black Keys session, recorded in December 2011 right before the release of El Camino.

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World Cafe
12:05 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Buddy Guy On World Cafe

Buddy Guy's new double album is titled Rhythm & Blues.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:17 pm

We recorded this interview with blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy the day after he turned 77 — and he turned up early for our 9 a.m. start.

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World Cafe
5:37 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Latin Roots: The Caribbean Coast Of Colombia

Petrona Martinez.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:34 am

In this edition of Latin Roots, we look at the music of Colombia's Caribbean coast. Our guest, Beat Latino host Catalina Maria Johnson, selected some older music from Petrona Martinez and her family, as well as a more modern example from Lido Pimienta, who is part of the large Colombian population based in Toronto. Pimienta uses traditional elements in her music, yet records on her laptop.

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World Cafe
5:37 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Smith Westerns On World Cafe

Smith Westerns.
Sandy Kim Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:17 pm

The wonderful half-garage, half-glam band Smith Westerns recently released its third album, Soft Will. In this installment of World Cafe, the group's members tell us that a lot of the record was written as a reaction to returning home to Chicago after touring for five years during their late teens and twenties. And, of course, they perform some of their songs live in the studio.

World Cafe
3:14 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion On World Cafe

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.
Joanna Chattman

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:18 pm

Sarah Lee Guthrie is the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie, while Johnny Irion is the grand-nephew of author John Steinbeck. Since marrying in 1999, Guthrie and Irion have released five albums together, including this year's Wassaic Way.

The duo recorded its latest LP with help from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone in the band's loft. In this edition of World Cafe, Guthrie and Irion perform songs from Wassaic Way and chat with host David Dye about Wilco's many connections to the Guthrie family.

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World Cafe
4:04 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Elastic Bond On World Cafe

Elastic Bond.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:20 pm

When Venezuelan producer Andres Ponce met Honduran singer Sofy Encanto in Miami, musical sparks flew. What began as a recording project became a full-fledged band that draws from a range of influences, including tropical, funk, electronic and hip-hop.

Real, the group's first album, has it all, with songs in both English and Spanish. After playing around Miami for a couple of years, Elastic Bond signed with the influential Nacional label, which put out the band's debut earlier this summer.

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