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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12:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

WCBE Presents Della Mae @ Woodland's Tavern Fri. Oct. 25, 2013!

Della Mae

The Boston-based combo Della Mae will return to Columbus and Woodland's Tavern on Friday, October 25th! 

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
10:54 am
Thu October 24, 2013

NPR Music Presents: Arcade Fire Live Monday Oct. 28th @10pm

via Aracade Fire's Facebook page

Coming up Monday evening at 10pm on wcbe.org, NPR Music presents a special First Listen Live with a performance from Arcade Fire! 

To get you ready for the concert, here's Acade Fire peforming Normal Person on The Colbert Report on October 21st!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:08 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

WCBE Presents American Babies Live From Studio A Oct. 24, 2013 @ 2PM!

American Babies will perform Live From Studio A

The Philadelphia based group American Babies will perform a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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1:36 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Tedeschi Trucks Band on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

tedeschitrucksband.com

Singer Susan Tedeschi and husband guitarist Derek Trucks formed the now 12 piece Tedeschi Trucks Band in 2000.

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9:55 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

WCBE Presents Willy Mason @ The Basement Fri. Oct. 11, 2013!

Willy Mason will perform at The Basement Fri. Oct. 11th!

Singer songwriter Willy Mason is out on the road in support of his first album in five years...Carry On!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:56 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

WCBE Presents Frightened Rabbit Live From Studio A Oct. 15, 2013 @ 2PM!

Frightened Rabbit will perform Live From Studio A

The Glasgow based group Frightened Rabbit will perform a few songs for us ahead of their show that night at The Newport w/  Augustines!

They've recently released the Late March, Death March EP...the follow up to their latest full length studio album Pedestrian Verse.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:17 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

WCBE Presents Sarah Jarosz Live From Studio A Oct. 8, 2013 @ 2PM!

Sarah Jarosz will perform Live From Studio A

  

Sarah Jarosz

is a 22- year-old, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who hails from just outside Austin, TX. 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
2:11 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

WCBE Presents Tim Easton Live From Studio A Oct. 10, 2013 @ 2PM!

Tim Easton will perform Live From Studio A

We're very happy to have Columbus' own Tim Easton returning to WCBE for a live performance and interview! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:51 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

WCBE Presents Gregory Alan Isakov Live From Studio A Oct. 9, 2013 @ 2PM!

Gregory Alan Isakov will perform Live From Studio A
Credit Todd Roeth

WCBE

proudly presents Folk-Indie artist Gregory Alan Isakov Live From Studio A and @ The A&R Music Bar on Wednesday, October 9th! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:31 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

WCBE Presents Oh Land Live From Studio A Oct. 3, 2013 @ 2PM!

Oh Land Will Perform Live From Studio A

Danish singer-songwriter and record producer Oh Land will be performing a few songs during the Global Village!

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10:03 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Little Comets on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

littlecomets.com

The English indie-rock trio Little Comets make their US debut with Life is Elsewhere.

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10:23 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Pokey LaFarge on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

pokeylafarge.net

On this episode of the World Cafe, host David Dye welcomes Pokey LaFarge. The Midwestern singer-songwriter embraces American roots music from the early part of the 20th century. LaFarge showcases his old-timey style in a live set drawn from his new self-titled album, and we'll hear the story behind his stellar collaboration with Jack White on last year's Blunderbuss.

It's Pokey LaFarge on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE.

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5:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe

He's My Brother, She's My Sister.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:47 am

Joining us in the studio for hour two of Tuesday's World Cafe is the Los Angeles band He's My Brother, She's My Sister. As the name implies, lead vocalists Robert and Rachel Kolar are indeed siblings.

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5:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe

Elvis Costello and ?uestlove of The Roots.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:47 am

In hour one of Tuesday's installment of World Cafe, we talk with Elvis Costello and The Roots' powerhouse drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about how they met and came to utilize hip-hop techniques to make a non-hip-hop record. Costello and The Roots unveiled their collaborative album Wise Up Ghost last week — it's a project they'd made in semi-secrecy.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:46 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

WCBE Presents Dessa Live From Studio A Fri. Sept 27 @ 2pm!

Dessa will perform Live From Studio A

Dessa will perform live during the Global Village ahead of the show that night at The Basement!

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2:55 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

World Cafe Next: Ásgeir

Ásgeir.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 10:16 am

  • Hear Two Songs By Ásgeir

Musically speaking, we travel to Iceland for Monday's installment of World Cafe: Next. Our featured artist is Ásgeir, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter who's on his way to making history. After releasing his debut album (In the Silence) in his homeland last year, the singer has the best-selling and fastest-selling debut album ever in Iceland.

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2:35 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:46 am

In this installment of Vintage Cafe, we revisit Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs' performance from Oct. 8, 2010.

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3:43 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Jack Johnson On World Cafe

Jack Johnson.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:46 am

Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson recently released his sixth album of breezy, easygoing songs: From Here to Now to You finds him returning to more acoustic arrangements after 2010's To the Sea, which featured more instrumental variations, including electric guitars.

In this World Cafe session, Johnson credits much of his success to his wife, and dedicates a couple of songs to their relationship. The singer also discusses his Hawaiian home and the influence of the indigenous slack-key guitar culture on his style.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
9:21 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

WCBE Presents Ewert & The Two Dragons Live From Studio A Sept. 30, 2013 @ 2PM!

Ewert And The Two Dragons

Hailing from Tallinn, Estonia, the indie-rock band Ewert And The Two Dragons are currently on tour in the U.S. and will be making a stop in Columbus on Monday September 30th! 

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2:56 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Balada

José José.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 4:53 pm

On Thursday's installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, Ernesto Lechner — co-host of the radio show The Latin Alternative — dives into balada, a romantic style of Latin music. Lechner starts by playing a couple of examples of the style from the late 1960s, when authentic balada drew from jazz and even the Brazilian genre of bossa nova. We'll also hear a modern rendition of the style from Babasónicos of Argentina.

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