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15 Aug 2018

World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

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    Jukebox The Ghost Are Off To The Races

    Jukebox the Ghost, the Brooklyn based three piece have been making dynamic pop and rock for the last 15 years, having just released their 5th album, Off to the Races. It's a joyous affair, with no shortage of inventive pop melodies, big hooks, and yes, plenty of piano. We talk about some of the fun tricks they used on Off to the Races, including layering Ben's voice over 100 times.

  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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    Liz Cooper and The Stampede

    Call it psychedelic, call it classic, or call it the sound of new Nashville -Liz Cooper and the Stampede are leading the rock pack in Tennessee right now. Cooper has gained a growing following in Nashville and beyond as one of the rock scene's most distinctive guitarists, with a style few can imitate; in her trio, the Stampede, she builds alluring soundscapes where her gently philosophical, wryly romantic lyrics come to life. She shares her take on 21st century psychedelia with the Cafe's Ann Powers, and the band performs live music from their debut album, Window Flowers, which just came out.

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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    Jim Lauderdale: Time Flies

    Americana Master, Jim Lauderdale has been a Nashville performer and songwriter for over 30 years, releasing dozens of solo albums and writing for folks like Patti Loveless, Vince Gill and George Strait. You'd forgive him if he wanted to take it easy after winning the lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Association, but instead Jim's releasing TWO albums this year, that serve as bookends for his career: A new studio album called Time Flies, and a collection of songs Jim recorded with his buddy and amazing mandolin player, Roland White way back in 1979. The tapes for "Jim Lauderdale and Roland White" were lost for almost 40 years, but Jim will tell us how they saw the light of day and performs live on World Cafe.

  • Posted on 07 Aug 2018

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    Amanda Shires Changes That Nashville Sound

    In the year and a half since Shires last visited World Cafe, she's finished her Masters of Fine Arts, raised a toddler, made a new record, won Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards, toured in her husband Jason Isbell's band, and called up a country radio station to give them a piece of her mind after hearing a steady stream of only male voices.Shires shares some of those stories, and performs live music from her new record To The Sunset.

  • Posted on 31 Jul 2018

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    Amanda Shires Changes That Nashville Sound

    In the year and a half since Shires last visited World Cafe, she's finished her Masters of Fine Arts, raised a toddler, made a new record, won Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards, toured in her husband Jason Isbell's band, and called up a country radio station to give them a piece of her mind after hearing a steady stream of only male voices.Shires shares some of those stories, and performs live music from her new record To The Sunset.

  • Posted on 31 Jul 2018

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