Endstation Theatre Company is a nonprofit in Lynchburg that strives to strengthen the Central Virginia community through theatrical exploration of its people, its landscape, and its history.
Throughout the month of July, they are presenting their 2021 Festival Season at the University of Lynchburg main campus outdoor pavilion. There will be cookout fare, regional beer and wines, lawn games, and a variety of acts to raise your spirits and keep your toes tappin’!
For more information, you can visit their website.
Endstation Theatre is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.
Thursday, July 8th at 6pm
Whether it’s turning his anxiety into fun-sounding party tunes, or manipulating his guitar to sound like a completely different instrument, Aaron Lee Tasjan is great at making things seem like something they are not. On the next World Cafe, he joins host Raina Douris to talk about how he does it, and we’ll hear him perform some of his new songs.
Kingsway Prison and Family Outreach is a nonprofit organization in Harrisonburg that has been reaching out to those impacted by the criminal justice system since 1984. They help provide basic necessities and referrals to citizens who are returning to our community.
You can find more information about volunteer opportunities or their services on their website.
Wednesday, June 30th at 6pm
World Cafe wraps up Pride Month with a special encore broadcast of the 2020 session with Bob Mould. He’ll tell stories about being a gay man during the Reagan administration’s handling of the AIDS crisis, touring with Husker Du in the ‘80s, and living with tinnitus. We’ll also hear live recordings of songs from Mould’s latest album, Blue Hearts.
Tuesday, June 29th at 6pm
Rickie Lee Jones earned four Grammy nominations after releasing her debut album in 1979. On the next World Cafe, we’ll hear Rickie Lee Jones perform some of the music from that record, and she tells stories about her life and career. Rickie Lee Jones has written a memoir, called Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour
Monday, June 28th at 6pm
Waylon Payne’s latest album was inspired by his long journey to sobriety. His mom was a country hitmaker and his dad a guitarist for Willie Nelson. In his late teens, Waylon went on tour with his father and was introduced to a hard partying lifestyle that was tough to shake. A different kind of fatherhood helped Waylon get clean. He performs on the next World Cafe.
- Tommy Z – Pumpin’ (Let’s Have Fun) (Plug In And Play) (South Blossom)
- Paul Thorn – Here We Go (Never Too Late To Call) (30 Tigers)
- Eric Bibb – Born Of A Woman (Dear America) (Provogue)
- Joe Marcinek Band – Lyrid (JMB4) (Self)
- Guy Davis – I Got A Job In The City (Be Ready When I Call You) (M.C.)
- Patty Tuite – Consider This (Consider This) (Thread City)
- Soulful Femme – 40 Under (It Is Well With My Soul) (Skydog)
- Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny – Big City Blues (Let’s Get Happy Together) (Stony Plain)
- Kelly’s Lot – Somebody In My Home (Where And When) (Self)
- Adam Schultz – Early In The Morning (Soulful Distancing) (Blue Heart)
- BLAST – Freddy Spruell – Milk Cow Blues (single) 1926 / Muddy Water Blues (single) 1926 (Mississippi Blues, Vol. 2 1926-1935) (Document) 2005
- Shemekia Copeland & Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Hit ‘Em Back (single) (Provogue)
- Guy Davis – Welcome To My World (Be Ready When I Call You) (M.C.)
- Cedric Burnside – Pretty Flowers (I Be Trying) (Rough Trade)
- Southern Avenue – Push Now (Be The Love You Want) (Renew)
- Will Johns – Bluesdaddy / Call Me Willy (Bluesdaddy) (Galetone)
- Donna Herula – Bang At The Door (Bang At The Door) (Self)
- Joe Marcinek Band – JF Blues (JMB4) (Self)
- Rev. Freakchild – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Supramundane Blues) (Treated & Released)
- Chris Thomas King – Slow Draggin’ Blues (single) (21st Century)
- Tiffany Pollock & Co. – Livin’ For Me (Bayou Liberty) (Nola Blue)
- Mike Zito – Don’t Bring Me Down (Gulf Coast)
- Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Rattle Can (Dance Songs For Hard Times) (Family Owned)
Friday, June 25th at 6pm
The new album from Lord Huron is called Long Lost. It drops listeners into a fictional world where a guy named Tubbs Tarbell broadcasts from a mythical radio station called WBUB. The new songs have a nostalgic feel and conjure everything from ‘60s folk and psychedelic to classic country duets. Lord Huron is host Raina Douris’ guest, on the next World Cafe.