World Cafe on Four Corners Public Radio

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Performance and conversation by established and emerging artists from across the musical spectrum.

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December 25, 2012

12:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
12:01 PM
Merry Christmas From The Family
Artist : Robert Earl Keen
Album : Gringo Honeymoon
Composer :
Label : Mercury
12:07 PM
The Chipmunk Song
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
Composer :
Label : Capitol
12:08 PM
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Artist : Brenda Lee
Album : The Hit Collection
Composer :
Label : Double Play
12:11 PM
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Artist : Jackson 5
Album : A Motown Christmas
Composer :
Label : Motown
12:13 PM
You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch
Artist : Whirling Dervishes
Album : Grinch
Composer :
Label : Foundation
12:15 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Johnny A
Album : Sleigh Ride
Composer :
Label : Favored Nations
12:18 PM
Christmas At Ground Zero
Artist : Weird Al Yankovic
Album : Polka Party
Composer :
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
12:22 PM
Happy Christmas War Is Over
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:26 PM
The Christmas Song
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:29 PM
Silver Bells
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:33 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:39 PM
Chrismas Eve Sarajevo
Artist : Trans Siberian Orchestra
Album : Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Composer :
Label : Lava
12:41 PM
Father Christmas
Artist : The Kinks
Album : Come Dancing with the Kinks: The Best of the Kinks 19771986
Composer :
Label : Velvel
12:44 PM
Skating Away On The Thin Ice of a New Day
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : War Child
Composer :
Label : Chrysalis Records
12:48 PM
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
Composer :
Label : Capitol
12:49 PM
This Christmas
Artist : Donny Hathaway
Album : Soul Christmas
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
12:53 PM
Jingle Bells
Artist : Booker T & The MG’s
Album : The Ultimate R&B Christmas
Composer :
Label : The Right Stuff/TRS
12:55 PM
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Artist : The Smithereens
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio Records

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World Cafe
1:30 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Bright Moments On World Cafe

Bright Moments.
Kristianna Smith

Multi-instrumentalist Kelly Pratt has recorded and toured with bands like Coldplay, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem and Beirut since 2006, but he's stepped into his own spotlight since forming the sunny pop band

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World Cafe
2:02 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Brendan Benson On World Cafe

Brendan Benson.
Jo McCaughey

Brendan Benson has spent the past decade and a half curating a distinct and exciting sound, but his ascent hasn't been a smooth one. His debut album, 1996's One Mississippi, is considered a power-pop classic, but it sold poorly at the time of its release.

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World Cafe
2:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Archie Powell And The Exports On World Cafe

Archie Powell & The Exports.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 9:06 am

Archie Powell has been surrounded by music since he was little: His father was a violinist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Powell himself picked up the guitar at 11, so songwriting became a natural next step for the music prodigy. He joined up with his band The Exports — brothers Ryan, Adam and RJ Export play keyboards, bass and drums, respectively — soon after college. By 2010, the Chicago-based power-pop band was ready with its first full-length studio album, Skip Work.

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World Cafe: Next
3:36 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Next: Field Report

Field Report.
Ashlee Whitty

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 4:00 pm

Under the guidance of veteran singer-songwriter Chris Porterfield, Field Report's folksy, Springsteen-esque tunes are rife with mellow acoustic guitars and electrified keyboards.

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World Cafe
9:05 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Andrew Bird On World Cafe

Andrew Bird's latest record, Break It Yourself, was released this month.
Cameron Wittig Courtesy of the artist

Whistling polymath Andrew Bird has become a perennial favorite of folk-pop aficionados and classical fans alike. As a trained violinist and a longtime touring musician, he has a way of expertly melding many genres and influences into his own unique brand of baroque pop. Showcasing his impressive skills with the violin, guitar, mandolin, glockenspiel and vocals, Bird is a picture of versatility.

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World Cafe
3:19 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Grace Potter On World Cafe

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Lauren Dukoff

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 1:37 pm

Grace Potter has been captivating audiences with her musical prowess for nearly a decade. Her talents are split between her impressive multi-instrumentalism, her impassioned singing and her energetic stage presence. Potter's band, The Nocturnals, forned after bandmate Matt Burr heard her play folk songs at a student-run venue. Coming out of Vermont with the 2005 debut Nothing But the Water, the band released the album independently before signing with Hollywood Records for a re-release.

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World Cafe
1:42 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Tracy Grammer On World Cafe

Tracy Grammer.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 8:42 am

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of singer-songwriter Dave Carter from a sudden heart attack induced. He and Tracy Grammer, his partner in both music and life, were the fresh new act in folk at the time, having joined forces in 1996. In accordance with Carter's wishes, Grammer has continued to perform their songs even into her blossoming solo career, which so far includes three studio albums.

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World Cafe
1:19 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Anders Osborne On World Cafe

Anders Osborne.
Courtesy of Jerry Moran

Originally from Sweden, Anders Osborne left his home in Uddevalla at 16 to hitchhike through Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Eventually finding his way to the U.S., the singer-songwriter and guitarist settled in New Orleans in 1984. The Crescent City clearly came to inspire Osborne's music, which ranges from muddy backwater blues to upbeat country-rock, and fills in many of the gaps in between.

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World Cafe
2:17 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Damien Jurado On World Cafe

Damien Jurado.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:54 pm

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has come a long way since he first started self-releasing lo-fi folk recordings on cassette. Jurado has been making music since the early '90s, and he recently released his 10th studio album, Maraqopa — his second produced by best friend and Secretly Canadian labelmate Richard Swift.

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World Cafe
2:58 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Next: Eme Alfonso

Eme Alfonso.
Joseph Ros Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear two new songs by Eme Alfonso

Eme Alfonso hails from a renowned family of Cuban musicians, at whose urging she began studying music at age 7. Alfonso has already been nominated for a Latin Grammy as part of Sintesis, a jazz-fusion and Latin folklore act with whom she's traveled worldwide.

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