David Gray Changes How He Makes New Album Mutineers The British singer-songwriter David Gray joins us live today with a full band performance of the songs from his new album Mutineers, his tenth. The Cafe's Michaela Majoun talks with him extensively about the difficulty in making the new album and what he has learned about inhabiting the musical mainstream.
At 79, Herb Alpert Has More Energy Than You Do! For Herb Alpert it all began in 1962 with a visit to a Tijuana bullfight - there he found the inspiration to overdub his trumpet onto the sounds of the bullfight. After experimenting in his garage he made his first record.
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.