World Cafe on Four Corners Public Radio

Monday- Thurday 12:00-1:00 PM
David Dye

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

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March 25, 2013

12:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
12:01 PM
Bloodbuzz Ohio
Artist : The National
Album : High Violet
Composer :
Label : 4AD
12:06 PM
Grace for Saints and Ramblers
Artist : Iron and Wine
Album : Ghost on Ghost
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
12:09 PM
Dazzling Blue
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : So Beautiful Or So What
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
12:14 PM
Cruel
Artist : St. Vincent
Album : Strange Mercy
Composer :
Label : 4AD
12:18 PM
Sunset
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:19 PM
Angels
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:25 PM
Chained
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:30 PM
Fiction
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:34 PM
Sunset
Artist : The xx
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:39 PM
Heart Skipped A Beat
Artist : The XX
Album : XX
Composer :
Label : Barsuk
12:40 PM
Would That Not Be Nice
Artist : Divine Fits
Album : A Thing Called Divine Fits
Composer :
Label : Merge
12:44 PM
Somebody to Shove
Artist : Soul Asylum
Album : Grave Dancers Union
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
12:47 PM
Devil Moon
Artist : Bobby Long
Album : Wishbone
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
12:51 PM
Puppets Dangling
Artist : Jacco Gardner
Album : Cabinet of Curiosities
Composer :
Label : Trouble In Mind
12:55 PM
Days
Artist : The Kinks
Album : The Kink Kronikles
Composer :
Label : Sanctuary UK

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World Cafe
12:59 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Michael Kiwanuka On World Cafe

Michael Kiwanuka's first full-length album is titled Home Again.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 8:36 am

Michael Kiwanuka combines roots and soul with such old-school, retro-sounding verve, it's hard to believe he's still a rising star — let alone a 24-year-old. Kiwanuka is of Ugandan descent and grew up in Muswell Hill, London.

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World Cafe
1:31 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Shawn Colvin On World Cafe

Shawn Colvin.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 2:05 pm

Three-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin is a contemporary folk legend. Colvin started playing guitar at the age 10 and went on to cut her teeth on the folk circuits of Illinois and San Francisco before moving on to the Fast Folk cooperative of Greenwich Village in New York City. During her solo music career, Colvin has appeared in off-Broadway shows and episodes of television shows such as The Simpsons and Treme.

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World Cafe: Latin Roots
2:53 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Latin Roots: More To Mariachi Than You Think

Rana Santacruz.
Adam Cohen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 10:53 am

Chicago-based music journalist Catalina Maria Johnson curates this 14th installment of World Cafe's "Latin Roots" music series. The bilingual and bicultural journalist is of half-Swedish and half-Mexican descent, and grew up in two different cities with the name St. Louis — one in Missouri, and the other, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She writes in Spanish and English for publications such as HOY, Revista Contratiempo, Gozamos and Nat Geo Music.

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World Cafe
2:45 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Mariachi El Bronx On World Cafe

Mariachi El Bronx.
Courtesy of Ashley Maile

Originally published on Thu July 12, 2012 2:54 pm

Los Angeles-based Mariachi El Bronx started out as a punk band called The Bronx, but that was before its members discovered a collective love for Mexican folk music. The group fell hard for mariachi, and when faced with playing an acoustic punk rock set for a TV show, they decided to fully embrace that new direction and start a Mexican-flavored side project.

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World Cafe
12:26 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Bear In Heaven On World Cafe

Bear in Heaven.
Shawn Brackbill

Bear in Heaven, the brainchild of Jon Philpot, spent the winter trimming down (from a quartet to a trio) and stocking up, releasing its third album I Love You, It's Cool this spring. To promote the record, Philpot posted it in its entirety on the band's website, but not before slowing the audio down 400,000 times. At its original tempo, Bear in Heaven's music is at once ambient and energized, resonating in synth-driven waves that swell and pulse through an electric sea.

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World Cafe
11:21 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Megan Reilly On World Cafe

Megan Reilly.
Jason Creps

Originally from Memphis but a resident of New York City for the past decade or so, singer-songwriter Megan Reilly has a fan in Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, who helped her get her original record deal. Ever since, Reilly's country-inflected soft rock has evolved further into pop territory since her 2002 debut Arc of Tessa and 2006's Let Your Ghost Go.

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World Cafe
1:01 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Next: Family Band

Family Band.
Andrea Gentl
  • Hear two new songs by Family Band

Guitarist Jonny Ollsin (formerly of S.T.R.E.E.T.S.) and singer Kim Krans met in the Catskill Mountains in New York, where they continue to write and record in a hand-built log cabin. Together, they lead the Brooklyn ambient rock group Family Band, which sounds like anything but mountain music.

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World Cafe
8:37 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Sharon Van Etten On World Cafe

Sharon Van Etten.
Elisabeth Vitale

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 1:01 pm

Sharon Van Etten's raspy, elegant vocals and deeply confessional folk-rock have made her a rising star. Ever since her official debut in 2009, the heart-breakingly intimate Because I Was In Love, Van Etten has been expanding her sound and adding grit to her delivery.

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World Cafe
12:24 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Norah Jones On World Cafe

Norah Jones.
Autumn de Wilde

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 3:53 pm

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones has been a star since the 2002 release of her debut album, Come Away With Me, which sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. and won eight Grammys. Her success hasn't let up: Subsequent releases have all reached gold or platinum status.

Jones' fifth album, Little Broken Hearts, came out in May, and was recorded with producer Danger Mouse. Here, Jones sits down with World Cafe's David Dye to discuss her creative process.

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World Cafe
1:28 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Lucero On World Cafe

Lucero.
Brantley Guiterrez

Lucero — bright star in Spanish — has been creating quality punk-inflected country since the late '90s. Hailing from Memphis, frontman Ben Nichols gives the act a gruff Southern twang with both his voice and his guitar. Since the release of 2001's eponymous debut, Lucero has recorded five more studio albums and plays an impressive 200 shows a year in the U.S. and Canada.

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