World Cafe host David Dye welcomes soul and R&B singer, Charles Bradley, who launched his recording career two years ago at age 63. Before that, he had a long journey moving all around the country doing odd jobs, later taking work as a James Brown impersonator in Brooklyn, where he was finally discovered. "The Screaming Eagle of Soul," as he's become known, performs selections from his new album Victim of Love today, and we'll hear his fascinating story.
Don't miss Charles Bradley on World Cafe tonight at 8 on WCBE.
On the next World Cafe, host David Dye introduces Broncho. The Oklahoma band has been touring for the past three years, plying their new garage-rock debut, Can't Get Past The Lips. The entire show has been inspired by brevity, featuring a mix of old and new songs that are all very brief. If you enjoy songs that are short and to the point, then Broncho is for you. Tune in this evening at 8, on Central Ohio's NPR station, WCBE.
As you celebrate Independence Day, WCBE invites you to celebrate the music of one of America's most successful and consistently touring bands - Chicago. The program begins today at Noon ET. You'll hear from a couple special guests with ties to the band, songs from Chicago's retreat at Caribou Ranch, the story of the album that took 15 years to release and many of the songs from the early days. Please join us for an afternoon with the rock 'n' roll band with horns from Noon to 3pm ET.
Dayna Stephens is a patient musician. The 34-year-old tenor saxophonist and composer fashions supple, searching improvisations that brim with melodic cogency. His compositions often exude a widescreen sensibility with languid, narrative-like passages, suspenseful interludes and sumptuous harmonies.