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Nick Lowe on World Cafe

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Nick Lowe joins the World Cafe from his home in London. As a producer for Stiff Records in the ’70s, Nick produced Elvis Costello’s early albums. Nick will share about hearing Elvis’ song “Allison” for the first time, working with Los Straightjackets as his backing band in recent years, and what he just learned about Dean Martin.

2020-10-20T16:51:00-04:00October 20th, 2020|World Cafe|

Margo Price on World Cafe

Monday October 19, 2020

Margo Price made her latest album That’s How Rumors Get Started with the help of fellow country musician, and longtime friend, Sturgill Simpson. On the next World Cafe, she talks about how Sturgill’s success inspired her to keep going when she was struggling in Nashville, and she shares live versions of the new songs, including one about being torn between her career and family.

2020-10-20T16:44:54-04:00October 19th, 2020|World Cafe|

David Crosby on World Cafe

Friday October 16, 2020

It’s David Crosby on the next World Cafe. Croz tells stories about kicking cocaine and heroin cold turkey in a prison cell, being the subject of a Cameron Crowe documentary, and life during the pandemic. Also, Crosby gives shout-outs to some of the newer musicians he’s a fan of, and he’ll tell us what he really thinks about Jim Morrison and The Doors.

2020-10-21T16:47:48-04:00October 16th, 2020|World Cafe|

Encore: Olvera Street with La Santa Cecilia on World Cafe

Wednesday October 14, 2020

On the next World Cafe, we visit Olvera Street, the Mexican marketplace that is one of the oldest sections of Los Angeles. Marisol, the lead singer of the band La Santa Cecilia, and her longtime brother in song, Pepe, talk about busking among the vendors. Plus, Marisol shares how she has become a shopkeeper there herself, taking over the stall that her grandfather first started in the ‘60s.

2020-10-16T15:20:39-04:00October 14th, 2020|World Cafe|

The Mavericks on World Cafe

Monday October 12, 2020

This August The Mavericks released an album entirely in Spanish, a first, more than 30 years after the founding of the band. Singer Raul Malo and guitarist Eddie Perez talk about why they wanted to celebrate the diversity of Latin culture with this record right now. Plus, they share childhood memories around the songs they chose to cover and some very uplifting live performances.

2020-10-13T12:22:07-04:00October 12th, 2020|World Cafe|

Sylvan Esso on World Cafe

Friday October 9, 2020

Sylvan Esso recently released their third album Free Love, and on the next World Café, they share live performances of the new songs. The pair also talks about why it’s good for them to fight when working together on new material. And they reveal why they were reluctant in the past to discuss being “a married couple” band.

2020-10-13T12:22:49-04:00October 9th, 2020|World Cafe|

Billy Strings on World Cafe

Thursday October 8, 2020

Billy Strings grew up playing traditional bluegrass in the style of Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers. But after discovering bands like The String Cheese Incident and Greensky Bluegrass, he found his true musical calling. On the next World Cafe, Billy talks bluegrass, fishing, and fixing up his old Chevy. We’ll also hear live concert recordings from Billy Strings and his band.

2020-10-09T10:21:42-04:00October 8th, 2020|World Cafe|

Encore: Jorge Drexler on World Cafe

Wednesday October 7, 2020

As our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues, we revisit our 2018 conversation with Jorge Drexler. Jorge is a trained ear, nose, and throat doctor and musician – becoming the first Uruguayan to win an Oscar in 2005. You’ll hear his story and performance of songs from his album Salvavidas de Hielo in an encore edition of World Cafe.

2020-10-09T10:22:07-04:00October 7th, 2020|World Cafe|

Byron Gonzalez for Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday October 6, 2020
Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15th and runs until October 15th. To celebrate, our Latin Roots correspondent, Byron Gonzalez, has been playing us some of the exciting music coming out of different Latin American cities. On the next World Cafe, we go just over the border to learn about the rise in psychedelic music in Tijuana, Mexico.

2020-10-09T10:23:41-04:00October 6th, 2020|World Cafe|

My Morning Jacket on World Cafe

Monday October 5, 2020

My Morning Jacket have a new album…Sort of. The band’s latest release The Waterfall II is a collection of songs from the same Northern California recording sessions that yielded My Morning Jacket’s 2015 album The Waterfall. On the next World Cafe, Jim James explains why NOW was the right time to release this album, and the full band performs live.

2020-10-09T10:23:21-04:00October 5th, 2020|World Cafe|