The World Cafe

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Every day, The World Cafe with host David Dye serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country. Each show features live performances and interviews with celebrated & emerging artists. The Cafe also presents segments on books, movies, TV and plays related to music.

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World Cafe
4:31 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Next: Luella And The Sun

Luella and the Sun.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 4:58 pm

For our Sense of Place: Nashville week, we just had to showcase Luella and the Sun, which has made major fans out of Grimey's Records' Doyle Davis, other bands like Moon Taxi and NPR Music's Ann Powers.

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Music
4:20 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Leagues On World Cafe @ 8PM On WCBE!

Leagues.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 7:26 pm

Today's guest, Leagues, provides a perfect start to World Cafe's week-long visit to Nashville, because it perfectly encapsulates the change going on there. A new rock band, Leagues was formed by an amazing singer, Thad Cockrell, who'd been so disenchanted with his alt-country career that he was ready to leave the music business altogether.

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First Listen
10:42 am
Mon April 8, 2013

First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'The Terror'

The Flaming Lips' new album, The Terror, comes out April 16.
George Salisbury Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 12:51 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
10:41 am
Mon April 8, 2013

First Listen: Shuggie Otis, 'Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love'

Shuggie Otis' Inspiration Information/Wings of Love comes out April 16.
Adam Farber Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 11:02 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
10:37 am
Mon April 8, 2013

First Listen: Iron And Wine, 'Ghost On Ghost'

Iron and Wine's new album, Ghost on Ghost, comes out April 16.
Craig Kief Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 10:59 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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World Cafe
1:53 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Jim James On World Cafe

Jim James' new solo album is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 3:45 pm

There have been releases under the name Yim Yames and projects with New Multitudes and Monsters of Folk, but Regions of Light and Sound of God is the first album bearing Jim James' own name.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
9:54 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Bobby Long Live From Studio A April 8, 2013 @ 1PM!

Bobby Long will perform Live From Studio A

  

Originally from Wiltshire, UK, Bobby Long now calls NYC his home.

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World Cafe
2:46 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Latin Roots: Argentine Rock

The Argentine rock band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.
Courtesy of the artist

Today's Latin Roots co-host, Josh Norek, was given a hefty task: Define the broad swath of Argentine rock with just a few bands. But Norek, co-host of The Latin Alternative, is up to the occasion precisely because he spent time in Buenos Aires as a student during a vibrant period for music.

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World Cafe
11:39 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Jessie Ware On World Cafe

Jessie Ware.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 5:21 pm

Soulful singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is far from the first vocalist to make the transition from backing vocals to center stage; Sheryl Crow once backed Michael Jackson, after all. But the Londoner has made the leap with tremendous success in her own right.

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Music
3:37 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Night Beds On World Cafe

Winston Yellen of Night Beds.
Jarrod Renaud Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 8:09 pm

Night Beds is the work of Winston Yellen, who originally started making music in his hometown of Colorado Springs. But he traveled to Nashville to write the songs for Night Beds' debut album, Country Sleep, in a pre-Civil War cabin once owned by Johnny Cash.

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World Cafe
2:30 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Kail Baxley: Music From An Amateur Boxer Who Danced For James Brown

Kail Baxley.
Courtesy of the artist

When Kail Baxley was a kid growing up in Williston, S.C., James Brown used to challenge him to dance-offs. Baxley didn't win so much. He did better as an amateur boxer — his key to getting out of the small town and traveling to Europe and Africa.

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World Cafe
5:07 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Next: Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee's new album is titled Cerulean Salt.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 5:08 pm

The world is catching up with Katie Crutchfield and Waxahatchee, and with good reason. Her shows at SXSW, including an NPR showcase, were greeted rapturously. Her new album, Cerulean Salt, is a sonic leap forward from her debut, American Weekend, which was recorded in a bedroom in Alabama.

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First Listen
8:53 am
Mon April 1, 2013

First Listen: Villagers, '{Awayland}'

Villagers' new album, {Awayland}, comes out April 9.
Rich Gilligan Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 12:52 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
9:27 am
Tue March 26, 2013

First Listen: Telekinesis, 'Dormarion'

Telekinesis' new album, Dormarion, comes out April 2.
Kyle Johnson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 8:00 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:26 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Carrie Rodriguez Live From Studio A March 29, 2013 @ 2PM!

Carrie Rodriguez will perform Live From Studio A

Carrie Rogriguez will play a few songs live during the Global Village to get you ready for her show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:15 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Martha Wainwright Live From Studio A March 27, 2013 @2PM!

Martha Wainwright will perform Live From Studio A

Martha Wainwright will play a few songs live during the Global Village ahead of her show that night at The Basement!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:49 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Ryan Bingham Live From Studio A March 25, 2013 @ 2PM!

Ryan Bingham will perform Live From Studio A

Ryan Bingham is out on the road in support of his latest release Tomorrowland and he'll be making a stop by WCBE to play live for us!

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World Cafe
3:17 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Two Hours Of Jimi Hendrix On World Cafe

The newest collection of Jimi Hendrix material is titled People, Hell and Angels.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 8:47 am

More than 40 years after Jimi Hendrix's death, the guitarist and singer's legacy continues to grow. His label recently released People, Hell and Angels, an album of 12 previously unreleased recordings that Hendrix was working on for a planned follow-up to 1968's Electric Ladyland.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:47 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Matt Monta Live From Studio A March 22, 2013 @ 1PM!

Matt Monta will perform Live From Studio A

Tune in for a live session with local musician Matt Monta during the Global Village. He's got his new solo debut CD American Rhymin' and we'll get a little preview of what's to come on Saturday night at The Tree Bar for his CD release show!  Micah Schnabel, Eric Nassau and Joshua P. James & The Paper Planes will also perform on Saturday...good times!  Listen live!


  

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World Cafe
4:25 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Latin Roots: Mexitrónica

Nortec Collective.
Paige Parsons Courtesy of the artist

With emerging styles that fuse traditional folk and modern genres, Mexico has become a hub for experimentation in music. In this 30th installment of Latin Roots, World Cafe host David Dye explores the prominence of Mexitrónica with Josh Norek, the co-host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated radio program The Latin Alternative.

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