American folk rock artist Lissie is David Dye's guest on tonight's edition of World Cafe. Led by the catchy single "Shameless," Lissie's highly-anticipated new record "Back to Forever" arrives next month.
It's insight into the successful musical travels of Lissie on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE.
Major jazz gatherings such as the Newport Jazz Festival — which dates back to 1954 — have always relied on big names to attract visitors. The 2013 edition is no different, with headliners such as Wayne Shorter (with Herbie Hancock), Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri and Esperanza Spalding.
Mike Milosh and Robin Hanibal are the players in this Los Angeles-based indie duo known as Rhye, and they released their debut album, "Woman," in March. On tonight's edition of World Cafe, hear performances by Rhye which were recorded by NPR Music at the Le Poisson Rouge club in New York City.
It's Rhye captured live with host David Dye on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE.
Author Michael Walker says that by the end of the 1960s, you could fairly say there were two generations of baby boomers: those who had experienced that decade's peace-and-love era of music firsthand, and those who learned about it from their older brothers and sisters.
It's been too long since we simply sat up and pointed out a few of the many new releases worth a set of ears. Luckily, the staff on weekends at All Things Considered thought the same. They invited me to sit down with host Jacki Lyden and play a few cuts for them.
Here's music from an elder statesman of piano, a trumpeter who understands creole music personally, a drummer who writes tunes with a payoff, and a singer in her early 20s with maturity and kick.
The Newport Folk Festival's history is dotted with historic moments involving musical icons — Bob Dylan plugging in jumps immediately to mind. But, while organizers still take care to stack each festival with huge names and star veterans, the margins are smartly and lovingly curated, too. The 2013 Newport Folk Festival is no different, with an impressive slate of boundary-pushers and genre-eschewers. Here are five of the newest and most promising faces, with a downloadable song from each.