World Cafe

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From live in-studio performances and interviews with top musicians to new and undiscovered artists from around the globe –World Cafe is the place to hear contemporary popular music!

Matthew Logan Vasquez On World Cafe

19 hours ago

Delta Spirit lead singer Matthew Logan Vasquez performs solo for this special World Cafe episode, recorded live in Austin, Texas. Since moving from Brooklyn back to Austin, where he grew up, Vasquez has remained a prolific songwriter: He's turned out material for a new solo EP and full-length album, as well as plenty of songs for Delta Spirit, which he says is still a going concern.

Lucius On World Cafe

Feb 10, 2016

Lucius began as the duo of singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, but they've since added a few more elements to the band, making it a quintet. Lucius' first album, Wildewoman, came out in 2014, and the band is set to release a follow-up, Good Grief, on March 11.

Julia Holter On World Cafe

Feb 9, 2016

Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter attended a performing-arts high school before studying electronic music at California Institute of the Arts. Though Holter's music is often experimental, her new album, Have You In My Wilderness, is widely viewed as her most accessible work. She says she becomes another character when she writes, and she often draws inspiration for her songs from literature and plays.

World Cafe Next: Aubrie Sellers

Feb 8, 2016

Aubrie Sellers is a brash country artist from Nashville with a powerful voice and both depth and variety in her songwriting. Her evident love of trashy garage rock contrasts strikingly with her emotionally rich voice and songs.

Dr. Dog On World Cafe

Feb 5, 2016

With seven albums, four EPs, seven 7" vinyl records and one live set under its belt, the Philadelphia rock outfit Dr. Dog released its eighth full-length LP Friday. For this record, The Psychedelic Swamp, the band revisited and re-recorded songs from a set of experimental cassette recordings it had made in 2000.

Latin Roots: Monsieur Periné

Feb 4, 2016

Basia Bulat On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2016

Best known for her use of the autoharp, Basia Bulat loves stringed instruments, but she concentrated on keyboards for her latest album, Good Advice, which was produced by My Morning Jacket's Jim James. Bulat says she pushed herself out of her comfort zone to make her fourth album a pop record. Hear the Canadian singer-songwriter perform some of those new songs live on this episode of World Cafe.

Two neighbors — Donnie Fritts and John Paul White, both from Florence, Alabama — make veteran songwriter and session man Fritts' new album, Oh My Goodness, some of his best work yet.

World Cafe Next: Brooke Waggoner

Feb 1, 2016

Brooke Waggoner is like anyone with a day job and a rich other life doing what she really loves: making music. Except Waggoner's day job is in music, too — maybe backing fellow Nashville resident Jack White on keyboards, or fashioning string arrangements for the TV show Nashville.

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