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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 20, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Parted Ways
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : Arrow
Composer :
Label : Partisan
9:06 PM
Grace For Saints and Ramblers
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost on Ghost
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
9:09 PM
Breezeblocks
Artist : AltJ
Album : An Awesome Wave
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
9:13 PM
Reva’s House
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : Kiko
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./Wea
9:16 PM
Reboot The Mission
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Glad All Over
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:19 PM
Wait For Love
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Composer :
Label : RCA
9:24 PM
Hopeful
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:30 PM
A Certain Light
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:36 PM
Joy to You Baby
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:41 PM
Mind’s Eye
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Composer :
Label : RCA
9:42 PM
Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting
Artist : Glen Hansard
Album : Rhythm and Repose
Composer :
Label : Anti
9:46 PM
One Of These Things First
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Bryter Layter
Composer :
Label : Fontana Island
9:51 PM
Flashlight
Artist : The Amazing
Album : Gentle Stream
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
First Glimmer
Artist : Paul Westerberg
Album : 14 Songs
Composer :
Label : UME Imports
10:05 PM
Birmingham
Artist : Shovels & Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
10:09 PM
American Girl
Artist : Tom Petty
Album : Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Composer :
Label : Polygram UK
10:13 PM
Taking The Farm
Artist : The War On Drugs
Album : Wagonwheel Blues
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
10:17 PM
Never Enough
Artist : Trixie Whitley
Album : Fourth Corner
Composer :
Label : Strong Blood Records
10:20 PM
Fool’s Gold
Artist : Graham Parker & The Rumor
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:21 PM
Ramona
Artist : Night Beds
Album : Country Sleep
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
10:25 PM
Lord Protect My Child
Artist : Susan Tedeschi
Album : Hope and Desire
Composer :
Label : Verve Forecast
10:30 PM
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Artist : The Slide Brothers
Album : Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers
Composer :
Label : Concord Records
10:35 PM
Trashcan
Artist : Delta Spirit
Album : Ode to Sunshine
Composer :
Label : Rounder/UMGD
10:39 PM
Safe From Harm
Artist : Massive Attack
Album : Blue Lines
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
10:40 PM
Just Make It Stop
Artist : Low
Album : The Invisible Way
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
10:44 PM
Looking At The Sun
Artist : Matthew Sweet
Album : Girlfriend
Composer :
Label : Volcano
10:48 PM
Peach Blossom
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
10:52 PM
Heart Attack and Vine
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Heart Attack and Vine
Composer :
Label : Elektra/Wea

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World Cafe
4:14 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

World Cafe Next: Last Good Tooth

Last Good Tooth.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:55 pm

Last Good Tooth shares a hometown — Providence, R.I. — with The Low Anthem, and the two bands have both shown a penchant for experimenting with fiddles and Appalachian music.

Led by songwriter Penn Sultan, the son of sculptor Donald Sultan, Last Good Tooth crafts free-wheeling songs, marked by delightful extended breaks and smart lyrics. The group recently relocated to New York City, and its new album (Not Without Work and Rest) is out now on Conor Oberst's Team Love Records.

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World Cafe
4:02 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Patty Griffin On World Cafe

Patty Griffin.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:03 am

It's a middle-age milestone, dealing with a parent's death. Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin turns the experience into powerful moments on her latest album, American Kid. The album features songs inspired by everything from her dad exclaiming "Don't let me die in Florida!" to the gleam in her grandfather's eye on his own wedding day.

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World Cafe
8:53 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Villagers On World Cafe

Villagers' Conor O'Brien.
Rich Gilligan Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:57 pm

Recording under the name Villagers, Dublin singer-songwriter Conor O'Brien released his debut album, Becoming a Jackal, in 2010. A critically acclaimed Mercury Prize nominee, that record was stripped-down singer-songwriter fare.

But O'Brien changed a bit during the two-plus years leading up to the release of {Awayland}. The songwriter had listened to lots of techno in the interim and approached the new album with Cinemascope ambitions.

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World Cafe
4:01 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Parquet Courts On World Cafe

Parquet Courts.
Keven Pedersen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:13 pm

Nonchalant raw riffage and perfect off-the-cuff lyrics are what attracted me to Light Up Gold, the second full-length album from the Brooklyn indie-rock band Parquet Courts.

On this edition of World Cafe, we were lucky enough to hear three new songs that were written after the release of Light Up Gold. We can't say what will become of them, but "Dear Ramona," in particular, is extraordinary.

World Cafe
5:08 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Madeleine Peyroux On World Cafe

Madeleine Peyroux.
Rocky Schenk Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:58 pm

Madeleine Peyroux started singing blues and jazz on the streets of Paris. Over the course of her career, Peyroux has released six albums, sold more than a million copies of her second record (Careless Love) and developed a following for her easygoing, Billie Holiday-tinged sound.

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World Cafe
2:34 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Next: The Oh Hellos

Tyler and Maggie Heath of the Texas band The Oh Hellos.
Wonderfully Made Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:59 pm

  • Listen To Two Songs By The Oh Hellos

Tyler and Maggie Heath, siblings from San Marcos, Texas, self-released their independent album, Through the Deep, Dark Valley, in October of last year. It was the culmination of a collaboration that began a couple years ago, when they wrote their first song together — for their mom. She liked it, but more importantly, they liked the process.

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World Cafe
11:12 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Jamie Lidell On World Cafe

Jamie Lidell.
Lindsey Rome Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:17 am

British producer and singer Jamie Lidell is one of electronic music's funkiest solo practitioners. When Lidell visited World Cafe in 2006 to support his successful album Multiply, he told host David Dye that he had been called the "one-man human funk tornado" — a moniker he earns yet again in this session.

In this installment of World Cafe, Lidell plays songs from his latest self-titled album and discusses the process of making the record at his new home studio in Nashville.

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World Cafe
4:02 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Latin Roots: Canto Cardenche, The Sound Of Sorrow

Los Cardencheros De Sapioriz, a group that keeps the canto cardenche tradition alive.
courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 4:59 pm

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World Cafe
10:24 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Petula Clark On World Cafe

Petula Clark.
Clement Schneider Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 4:59 pm

Petula Clark's new album, Lost In You, is her first since 2004. The 80-year-old actress, singer and entertainer launched her career in film and on the radio; she even entertained the troops in WWII, and was later known for her worldwide hit "Downtown."

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World Cafe
10:31 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Red Baraat On World Cafe

Red Baraat.
Erin Patrice O'Brien Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:45 am

At a Red Baraat show, the combination of Punjabi Bhangra music, New Orleans-style jazz, go-go and even hip-hop is so seamless — and the vibe of the party is so exuberant — that barriers fall down. That unique sound is what Red Baraat's leader, Sunny Jain, had in mind when he formed the band in Brooklyn in 2008.

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