The World Cafe

Mon - Thu, 8pm - 10pm

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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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.

Leonard Cohen is not a man for manifestos. Peripatetic bohemian, Montreal native, Zen meditator, diaspora Jew: Rock's almost-octogenarian philosopher emeritus inhabits identities that are multiple, contested, and resistant to orthodoxy. He is, however, willing to lay some things on the line. "I'm slowing down the tune, I never liked it fast," he intones over a burlesque blues line in the first track on his 13th studio album, Popular Problems. "You want to get there soon; I want to get there last."

The artist once known at Gene Ween... Aaron Freeman has recently released FREEMAN, the self-titled debut from his new band.

Austin based musician Charlie Mars will be give us a little preview of his new album The Money before it comes out on Oct. 14th.

We're looking forward to the return of Justin Townes Earle to Columbus!  

Afie Jurvanen has making music under the name Bahamas since 2009.

Lydia Loveless On World Cafe

Aug 12, 2014

Lydia Loveless released her third album, Somewhere Else, early this year. The 23-year-old released her first album when she was 19, though it was filled with songs she'd written early in her teenage years. By any measure, that's a lot of music in a short amount of time.

Nashville based singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell will play a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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NPR Music, WFUV in New York City and are headed to the 2014 Newport Folk Festival this month, and we'll be gathering some great music listeners On Friday, July 25, we'll broadcast and webcast Ryan Adams LIVE from 6pm-7:30pm ET on!

Listen to the stream.

World Cafe host David Dye revisits his 2009 conversation with The Avett Brothers.

That's Monday at 8pm on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark and online at

The Iguanas, the group that formed in New Orleans back in 1989 will be playing a few songs during the Global Village!

On this Sense of Place edition enjoy an ethereal live set with Sin Fang, the solo project of Icelandic artist Sindri Mar Sigfusson.  Plus, Bjork from the World Cafe archives.

It's World Cafe, tonight at 8 on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark and online at

Congratulations to Victor Elman and Steve Gall who are the winners of the Rich Robinson Band Giveaway!

Performing songs from his latest disc For Now I Am Winter,  Olafur Arnalds helps the World Cafe explore the musical culture of Iceland as part of this week's Sense of Place series.  Plus, Sigur Ros from the archives.

That's World Cafe, tonight at pm on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark and online at

Take a musical journey through Iceland on this week's Sense of Place series, which begins tonight with a Vintage Cafe featuring Asgeir. Plus, find out about the best new Icelandic bands with Oli P. from Reykjavic's Ras 2 Radio.

Sense of Place/Iceland on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark and online at

WCBE is very happy to have Chris Smither back in the studio  to play a few songs for us! 

JOHNNYSWIM the Los Angeles based duo will play a few song for us during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Rumba Cafe

Boston's Sarah Borges has just released her brand new album Radio Sweetheart and is touring in support of it and will be making a stop in Columbus and at WCBE!