Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 12:06 pm
The Stratocaster At 40
Quick: Name an American product that's had a worldwide impact, is more popular than ever, yet still looks the same as it did when it was introduced more than a half-century ago? Here's a hint: It might be the only musical instrument whose fame rivals that of the people who've played it.
Yusuf, Cat Stevens, Still On The Road To Find Out Yusuf, Cat Stevens, just completed his first U.S tour in 36 years to rapturous crowds. The concerts were a mix of music from the just released Yusuf album Tell 'Em I'm Gone and Cat Stevens favorites from his long career; music he stopped playing for 28 years when he changed his name and embraced Islam in 1977.
DC Cabbie Hailu Mergia Is A Music Star In Ethiopia An unusual session today with Hailu Mergia, a keyboard player and Ethiopian music star who now lives in the U.S. He came to our attention through Awesome Tapes from Africa, the website where Brian Shimkovitz posts cassette tapes of African music he discovers.
Gorgeous Sibling Harmonies From Lily and Madeleine Lilly and Madeleine are sisters from Indianapolis, Indiana. After harmonizing on other people's songs and posting on YouTube they were discovered by their original producer. People at Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty label heard those performances and issued their debut last year.
Adam Bainbridge Slows It Down And Adds Vocals On Kindness' New Otherness Adam Bainbridge is the artist known as Kindness who is a DJ turned producer. He joins us to play music from his latest album Otherness which has a more pronounced element of R&B music than in the past plus guest vocalists this time including Kelela and Robyn.
These guys are getting ready to play at the Music Loves Ohio benefit show, coming up the following night.
Several other musical acts will perform at that as well, including Nick D & The Believers, some of the guys from Forest & The Evergreens, Jon from The Floorwalkers, Joey From Devil's Lettuce, and more.
Bowen Stead & Daniel Barkley Montreal's Psychedelic Elephant Stone Free Download From Montreal's Psychedelic Elephant Stone A fun session today with the Montreal based psychedelic band Elephant Stone who are former World Cafe: Next artists. The band is lead by Rishi Dhir who has managed to combine his love of Indian classical music with his love of 60's psychedelia.
A Deep Dive With The Witty Robyn Hitchcock We are extremely happy to welcome Robyn Hitchcock back to the World Cafe. He is a man who oozes intelligence in his music and his conversation. His latest album is called The Man Upstairs and is produced by Joe Boyd who is known for his work with early Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band and others.