The Freight Hoppers performed live from WCBE's Studio A on January 15th, 2013! Check out the amazing performances of "Going Across The Sea", "Train That Carried My Gal From Town", and "Sharpe's Hornpipes"! Enjoy!
Drive-By Truckers are back with us today with a new album called English Oceans. It features a new set of songs from principal writers Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. The band has roots in the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama where Patterson's father David Hood was a member of the legendary studio band.
Angelique Kidjo is a musical superstar from Benin, West Africa. Since her album Logozo in 1991 she has energized stages around the globe. Now living in Brooklyn, she has a couple of new projects to talk about with us today along with her live performance from the stage of World Cafe Live.
In the studio today is Robert Ellis and his road band playing songs from his very fine third album The Lights From The Chemical Plant. After getting attention from American Songwriter Magazine among others with his last album, 2011's Photographs, Ellis wanted to push his music into less of a country-defined direction and worked on Lights with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings Of Leon).
Our Vintage Cafe takes us back to 2008 when Jackson Browne had just released Time the Conqueror, at the time his first studio release in 6 years. The album mixes the personal with politics. From the 70's into the 80's Jackson's work made a move into more political song craft - a change that did not always thrill of his original fans.
He still has a few US gigs to play before touring Australia and Europe in June. His Columbus stop will be at The Basement the evening of the 23rd, but you can hear him perform live in studio a before that.
With over 100 songs on iTunes, and some songs featured on TV shows as well, his music is creating quite a buzz.
Hear Ron Pope perform live from studio a, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org
Once an art and design student but always a musician, Chris Bathgate first found his calling in music at the ripe old age of 16. But while his younger self marched to the beat of heavy metal rock bands, he now gently strums to an entirely new genre of music--folk.
It is great to have Robert Cray back with a new album called In My Soul. We will hear performances from Robert and his band in front of a live audience at World Cafe Live plus conversation with Michaela Majoun. Believe it or not the blues wasn't the first thing Robert wanted to play on guitar.
Hear The New Even More Intense(!) Lost In The Trees Live April 15, 2014 - We have a wonderful performance from Lost In The Trees today with music from their new album Past Life. The band is from Chapel Hill, NC and are lead by the charismatic Ari Picker.