We Travel To The California Coast With Cayucas' Debut We go California coastal today with the band Cayucas which is the work of Zach Yudin. He performed under the name Oregon Bike Trails starting in 2011. In 2012 the project became a full-fledged band and the name changed to Cayucas, a nod to the central California beach town of Cayucos.
From The Desert of Northern Mali To The Desert In The Western US: Tinarawin Today we have a couple of sparse, dry, angular and quite beautiful performances from the band Tinariwen. The group, made up of musicians from the Tuareg tribespeople of Northern Mali, have been making music together since 1979.
With a twang and a yodel, Saintseneca's new album, Dark Arc, begins on a foreboding note. "You're drenched in blood, still warm with with wear," frontman Zac Little sings before leading the band into a driving rock chorus.
Hear This Session And You Will Understand Why So Many People Love Angel Olsen Angel Olsen is our guest today. Her third album, released in February, Burn Your Fire For No Witness has built greatly on the buzz of Halfway Home, which Pitchfork called "magnificent" in 2012.
Banjo, baglama, bulbul, balalaika, bowed banjo, baritone ukulele, banjo, bass, bouzouki... Saintseneca might pick up any of these instruments at any given moment, and those are just the ones that start with the letter B. The band has its origins and heart in a small Appalachian town in Ohio, as well as a passion for sounds and textures with acoustic instruments at their core. Saintseneca's members eventually settled in Columbus, and they like their acoustic music a bit punkish, with stomping feet as a heartbeat to accompany mind-altering words and music.
Every language has words and phrases that elude easy translation. In Portuguese, "saudade" (pronounced by Brazilians as "sow-DAH-djee") is one of those. Some musicians equate it with the blues; it's generally associated with melancholy and longing. In its most recent bio, the Washington, D.C., electronic duo Thievery Corporation defines it as "a longing for something or someone that is lost."
Ryan Adams On Relearning How To Play The Guitar This is a Vintage Cafe with singer-songwriter Ryan Adams from 2011 when he had just released the album Ashes & Fire. Ryan had taken a couple of years off between recording his last record with The Cardinals and this one.
The same week that Neil Young introduced his Pono music player designed to spark a huge boost in audio fidelity, I listened for the first time to a recording of a Grateful Dead concert I attended almost 40 years ago. And I realized that passions about good-sounding music go through cycles. Today, the lo-fi medium is MP3s through earbuds.
Tune in for a live session with local group the Woosley Band! They'll be telling us all about their new release 40 Ways Along the Sea and the upcoming CD release show at the Rumba Café on Fri. April 11th for the happy hour slot!
Tune in for live local music and conversation with the Woosley Band during the Global Village!
Listen: Okkervil River On World Cafe The Austin band visits WXPN to play a few songs from its latest album, The Silver Gymnasium. Singer Will Sheff also reflects on life as a boy in New Hampshire and experiences that heavily inspired the new record.
The Robert Dove Quartet performed live from WCBE's Studio A on July 28th, 2013. They played their songs "Hands Of Dark Blue", "Table For Two", and "The Feeling Of Jazz". Check out the amazing performance and interview! Enjoy!
A Mix of Old and New -Even Hip-Hop And Rock From Suzanne Vega Our Guest for the full hour today is New York City based folk music icon Suzanne Vega. Suzanne has a new album on her own label called Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles, her first album of new material in 7 years.
Profile:Two things have come together for Rosanne Cash in recent years: her deepening understanding of her place in her father Johnny Cash's legacy, and her desire to only make albums that expand on a theme.