Lianne La Havas' debut record, Is Your Love Big Enough?, was a critical and popular hit that iTunes named its album of the year in 2012. Today, she joins World Cafe older and wiser in terms of who she is and what she wants from her music.
Albert Hammond Jr., best known as The Strokes' dapper guitarist and keyboardist, released his first solo record in 2006. Since then, he's continued to put out solo work while remaining with The Strokes.
Originally from Pittsburgh, singer-songwriter Brooke Annibale recently moved back to her hometown after spending some time in Nashville, where she recorded her new album The Simple Fear. It's actually her fourth LP — she made her first at 17. Annibale's songs have been heard on TV shows like One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries, and it's easy to hear why: Her sometimes dark lyrics form an interesting contrast with what many would describe as a "pretty" voice.
Latin Roots contributor Judy Cantor-Navas joins World Cafe from Barcelona to discuss the variety of music at the Barcelona Jazz Festival, which is running throughout the city from now through November.
Featured in this segment are Txarango and the Sant Andreu Jazz Band — check out this Spotify playlist to hear more of the acts performing at the festival.
Shaun Fleming is many things: He's the drummer for psych-pop band Foxygen, a former Disney voice actor and the irrepressible force behind Diane Coffee, which has just released its second album, Everybody's A GoodDog.
The New England folk band Darlingside, which was recently featured in World Cafe's preview of this year's Americana Music Festival, evolved from a larger group that formed when its members attended Williams College in Massachusetts.
Join World Cafe host David Dye for a live session with pop-rock singer Grace Potter today, Oct. 5, at 1:15pm ET. The leader of the Nocturnals will perform music from her new solo album Midnight, which showcases Potter's ever-confident belting while keeping rock 'n' roll at its core.