7:01 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Pokey Lafarge on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

Pokey chats with David Dye about his latest release, "Something In The Summer."
Pokey LaFarge's Timeless Music Gets Some Contemporary Twists I cannot think of another artist, other than Pokey Lafarge, that both Garrison Keillor and Jack White are fans of! Pokey prefers to have his music - a mix of old jazz, blues, ragtime and string band music from the past century - referred to as timeless rather than retro.
6:55 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Kopecky on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

"Drug For The Modern Age" is the band's latest release.
Kopecky-Shorter Name New Musical Strengths on Drug For The Modern Age We admit that we were immediately taken with the energy of the Nashville-based band Kopecky. Founded in 2007 by Kelsey Kopecky and Gabe Simon as the Kopecky Family Band. the group took their time not releasing their debut album Kids Raising Kids until 2012.
VIP Benefits
8:21 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Corrected: VIP Member Evens For June & July 2015

Thanks for supporting WCBE at our VIP membership level. The following tickets are available to current VIP members. 


Striking Matches/The Secret Sisters - Thurs. June 4th @ The Basement

Barenaked Ladies/Violent Femmes/Colin Hay - Fri. June 5th @ The LC

Elizabeth Cook - Sat. June 6th @ The Rumba Cafe

Hackensaw Boys - Wed. June 10th @ Woodland's Tavern

Mike Gordon Thurs. June 11th @ The Newport

Billy Joe Shaver - Thurs. June 11th @ Woodland's Tavern

Spoon/The Antlers - Fri. June 12th @ The Newport

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4:49 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Special

Finale featuring Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Joan Jett, Billie Joe Armstrong and many more
Plain Dealer

On April 18, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum welcomed its newest class with an induction ceremony in Cleveland. 

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7:25 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Lee Ann Womack on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Lee Ann spends some time with David Dye tonight.
Is There A Place In Country Music For A Singer As Good As Lee Ann Womack? Our guest today is a flat out great singer. Her name is Lee Ann Womack and she made her first album in Nashville in 1997. Three years later she had one of those pop-crossover hits that people hang careers on.
WCBE Exclusive
2:18 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

WCBE Presents Jonathan Tyler Live From Studio A Wed. May 27@11AM!

Currently on tour with Butch Walker, Jonathan's Columbus stop will be that evening at Park Street Saloon.

He, and his band The Northern Lights have opened for bands like AC/DC, Z.Z. Top, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and also played festivals like Bonnaroo and SXSW.

On his new Release, "Holy Smokes", which will be out later this summer, he get's help from some of the guys from The Northern Lights, and other musicians from bands like Phosphorescent and Centro-Matic.

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7:33 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Sense of Place: Philadelphia on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

The careers of Liz Longley and the West Philadelphia Orchestra are discussed.
A Philadelphia Singer-songwriter Via Berklee College of Music and Nashville - Liz Longley For our Sense of Place: Philly we have a new singer-songwriter that we claim even though she plies her trade in Nashville. She is Liz Longley. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she got her start here.
6:41 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Sense of Place: Philadelphia on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

World Cafe's spotlight on Philadelphia's vibrant music scene continues tonight.
Why Dr Dog May Be Philadelphia's Best Live Band Our Sense of Place Philadelphia had to include Dr Dog. Formed in West Philadelphia where they recorded their music for many years this combination of the writing skills of Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken started in 2001.
7:27 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Sense of Place: Philadelphia on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Tonight, The Districts are featured.
Together Since High School, The Districts Come Into Their Own on A Flourish And a Spoil For our Sense of Place Philly we welcome back The Districts with a set live on stage at World Cafe Live.
5:34 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

WCBE Presents G. Love Live From Studio A Fri. May 22, 2015 @ 2PM!

G. Love

WCBE is looking forward to the return of G. Love... aka Garrett Dutton to the studio to play a few songs for us during the Global Village in advance of the show that night in Columbus! 

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5:03 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

WCBE Presents Fever Fever Live From Studio A Thurs. May 21, 2015 @ 2PM!

Fever Fever

Local group Fever Fever will be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village on Thurs. May 21st!

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WCBE Exclusive
2:49 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

WCBE Presents Adam and Chris Carroll Live From Studio A Thurs. May 21, 2015@11AM!

Currently on tour, their stop in central Ohio will be at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington.

Adam has seven indie cds out, and has toured the USA, Canada and Europe.

Also based in Texas, Canadian-Born Chris Carroll recently put out her first release, "Trouble & Time"

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WCBE Exclusive
2:31 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

WCBE Presents Jason White Live From Studio A Wed. May 20, 2015@11AM!

Credit Joshua Black Wilkins

This Cleveland native has been based in Nashville for a while now.

He has also spent time living and playing in Texas.

His show at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington will be later that evening.

Some of his more recent works include "The Longing" and "Journal".

Listen to a few songs from Jason White, performed live from studio a.

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6:17 am
Tue May 19, 2015

WCBE Presents Kodaline Live From Studio A Tues. May 19, 2015 @ 2PM!


Tune in for a live session with Dublin, Ireland's rock group Kodaline and a chance to win tickets to the show tonight with Gavin James at The Newport!

7:27 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Waxahatchee on World Cafe, Monday @ 8pm on WCBE

Katie Crutchfield visits with David Dye tonight.
Waxahatchee - Katie Crutchfield Finds A Home In Philadelphia Waxahatchee, the work of Katie Crutchfield, begins our week long Sense of Place Philadelphia Series. The first two Waxahatchee albums are filled with images of her home state of Alabama, but Katie and her sister Allison have lived in Philadelphia for a while now.
WCBE Exclusive
8:08 am
Fri May 15, 2015

WCBE Presents Lauren Shera Live From Studio A Mon. May 18, 2015@11AM!

She has shared the stage with Ray LaMontagne, Jason Mraz, Phil Lesh, Shawn Colvin, Billy Bragg, Nanci Griffith, Kristin Hersh, Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, and Abigail Washburn.

She's currently touring with Willie Watson.

Their Columbus stop is at Woodlands Tavern Sunday, May 17.

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3:47 am
Fri May 15, 2015

B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

B.B. King performs at Bluesfest Music Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, in 2011.
Mark Metcalfe Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 2:11 pm

It seemed as if he'd go on forever — and B.B. King was working right up until the end. It's what he loved to do: playing music, and fishing. Even late in life, living with diabetes, he spent about half the year on the road. King died Thursday night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.

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7:37 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

The Milk Carton Kids on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

The Kids discuss their sophomore effort, "Monterey."
The Milk Carton Kids- Two Voices, Two Guitars, One Microphone Two unassuming guys dressed in suits singing subdued original songs in close harmony with guitars doesn't seem a likely 21st century musical success story. That is until you see and hear Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan live around their single microphone.
Monthly Music & More
1:03 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Monthly Music & More: The Decemberist/Shovels & Rope

The Decemberists

And the winner is..Mandy Holley! Mandy's name was selected at random as the winner for The Decemberists/Shovels & Rope Monthly Music & More Giveaway! Congratulations Mandy!

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6:24 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Sleater Kinney on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

The World Café spotlight's on Sleater Kinney tonight.
"Unapologetic Aggression" - Sleater-Kinney Live One of the best received new albums this year has been the return of Sleater-Kinney and their album released in January called No Cities To Love.
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