Trigger Hippy With The Voices of Joan Osborne & Jackie Greene When band members with strong connections to solo careers and other bands get together, I have a wait and see attitude. Are they committed?
Father John Misty Live - Fear Fun From 2012 As we await a new album from Father John Misty, for our Vintage Cafe this week we go back a couple of years to 2012 and give another listen to our first World Cafe encounter with Misty.
Join NPR Music and WCBE for a live video webcast of Robert Plant and his new band The Sensational Space Shifters, Sunday, September 28, at 8:45pm on wcbe.org! The performance is part of the Nonesuch At BAM festival, from the Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The former Led Zeppelin frontman will perform songs from his new albumlullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, released earlier this month.
SOJA's Reggae Performance Highlights a Message of Unity Our guests today are the 8 piece American reggae band SOJA. Their name is an acronym for Soldiers of Jah Army which was the name the high school friends chose when they formed the band in the late 90's in Arlington, Virginia.
Caroline Rose Rocks The Philly Folk Fest Caroline Rose is road-wise singer songwriter, rock and roll folk singer from a small town in the Northeast that she escaped early in her life. She calls herself a "failed scholar and a modern-day hobo" as she travels the U.S.
Hear alt-J's Follow-up To Mercury Prize Winning Debut The British band alt-J has just released their second album This Is All Yours. They released their first An Awesome Wave in 2012 at a time when they were not that far removed from being a kind of "hobby " band at Leeds University where they met.
Looking For A Young Bluesman? Meet Selwyn Birchwood Our guest today is Florida based bluesman Selwyn Birchwood. Out of the Tampa area, Selwyn is a super guitar and lap steel player who started out self-releasing his music before winning the 2013 International Blues Challenge which led to this year's Alligator Records debut Don't Call No Ambulance.
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Band Are Superlative Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives can melt your heart with 4 part harmony, rock your bones with honky-tonk and dazzle you with picking as superlative as their name. They define Americana. Their new double album, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning even takes you to church with a gospel side.
Chris Smither's 50 Years Of Folk September 16, 2014 - Bluesman, singer, and songwriter Chris Smither has been at it for 50 years and has commemorated that anniversary with a new double disc collection of his material over the years re-recorded in his birthplace New Orleans. It is appropriately called Still On The Levee.
Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 10:38 am
Vermont native King Tuff, a.k.a. Kyle Thomas, has been prowling the corners of the D.I.Y. scene for years, both in this solo guise and as a member of several vastly different acts: the freak-folk outfit Feathers, the wunderkind pop band Happy Birthday, the doom-metal burner Witch. But until Black Moon Spell, he hadn't really pushed his persona so far in a single direction. On his third full-length album, Thomas re-brands himself as some sort of demonic teenager, out for kicks, laughs, and maybe a little mailbox baseball, as opposed to bloodshed and the apocalypse.
Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 10:39 am
A clue about the scruffy aesthetic of Sukierae arrives at the 2:27 mark of "World Away," one of 20 (!) songs on the first family-band album from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Until this point, the tune — a variation on the Bo Diddley beat strummed on acoustic guitar, with Tweedy's sleepy voice distantly implying a blues cadence — has been fairly straightforward.