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Encore: Mandy Moore on World Cafe

Monday August 3, 2020

Mandy Moore is back with her first new album in over a decade, called Silver Landings. The former teen pop star was inspired to get back into making music after watching her husband Taylor Goldsmith perform with his band Dawes. Mandy talks about working with him and the band on the album, her journey from teenage pop princess to where she is now, and about the self-doubt she had to overcome, on the next World Cafe.

2020-07-31T17:09:11-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Featured, World Cafe|

Perfume Genius on World Cafe

Thursday July 30, 2020

Perfume Genius recently released a new album called Set My Heart on Fire Immediately—and he wasn’t joking around with that title! On the next World Cafe, he talks about how a recent collaborative dance piece influenced the making of his latest album as well as his overall outlook on life. And he shares how he got into both the occult and Bjork as a teen, tonight at 6pm.

2020-07-30T23:28:07-04:00July 30th, 2020|World Cafe|

Man Man on World Cafe

Wednesday July 29, 2020

The music of Man Man could maybe be best described as “controlled chaos” — everything from the way frontman Ryan Kattner writes, to their eclectic mix of instruments, to the energy of live performance suggests a world teetering on the edge… which makes their new album Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between just right for, well, right now. Ryan Kattner of Man Man talks about that new album, their first in 7 years, on the next World Cafe.

2020-07-30T09:59:53-04:00July 28th, 2020|World Cafe|

S.G. Goodman on World Cafe

Tuesday July 28, 2020

S.G. Goodman grew up in rural Kentucky as a gay woman who makes indie rock. Her beautiful debut album, Old Time Feeling, was co-produced by Jim James. We’ll talk about recording with the My Morning Jacket frontman, why you should be concerned about the plight of Kentucky politics even if you don’t live there, and she’ll perform on the next World Cafe.

2020-07-30T09:58:19-04:00July 28th, 2020|World Cafe|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 7/25/20

Set 1

  • Son Seals – Crying For My Baby       (Spontaneous Combustion) (Alligator)      1996
  • Omar & The Howlers – Hard Times In The Land Of Plenty           (Live At The Paradiso)          (Big Guitar)    1991
  • Reverend Gary Davis – Twelve Sticks / Samson & Delilah           (At Newport)             (Vanguard)    2006

Set 2

  • Mike Bloomfield – Blues Medley:  Sweet Little Angel / Jelly Jelly            (Live At The Old Waldorf)                (Columbia)     1976
  • Etta James – Woke Up This Morning           (Rocks The House)    (Geffen)          1963
  • Otis Redding – I Can’t Turn You Loose        (Live At The Whiskey A Go Go)        (Stax)  2017   (orig. 1966)

Set 3

  • Linsey Alexander – Going Back To My Old Time Used To Be        (Live At Rosa’s)         (Delmark)      2020
  • Taj Mahal – Come On In My Kitchen            (An Evening Of Acoustic Music)      (Tradition & Moderne)         1994
  • Buddy Guy & Junior Wells – Checking On My Baby           (Drinkin’ TNT ‘n’ Smokin’ Dynamite)                      (Blind Pig)      1982



Set 4

  • Eddie 9V – Got My Mojo Working    (Way Down The Alley – Live At Blind Willie’s)      (Hubub!)        2020
  • Colin James – Stones In My Passageway / Just Came Back           (25 Live)        (EMI)              2013
  • ZZ Top – Intro / Blue Jean Blues      (Live In Texas)          (Eagle Rock)  2008



Set 5


  • George Thorogood – Madison Blues           (Live)              (EMI)  1986
  • J.B. Lenoir & Sunnyland Slim – For You, My Love / Mojo Boogie             (Live In ’63)               (Fuel 200)                  2006. (orig. 1963)

Set 6


  • Little Milton – I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water       (Live At Westville Prison)    (Delmark)      1995
  • Junior Kimbrough – Nobody But You          (You Better Run:  The Essential Junior Kimbrough)          (Fat Possum)             2002
  • The Rolling Stones – Midnight Rambler     (Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!)           (London)                    1970
2020-07-27T00:18:33-04:00July 25th, 2020|Fresh Roots|

Zeshan B on World Cafe

Friday July 24, 2020

As a first generation Indian-American, Zeshan B grew up loving soul music and the tapes his parents brought with them when they made their new home in the U.S. One the next World Cafe, he talks about combining those influences and writing songs about the struggles that people of color share, and he plays live. Don’t miss it.

2020-07-27T11:15:48-04:00July 24th, 2020|World Cafe|

Watkins Family Hour on World Cafe

Thursday July 23, 2020

Brother and sister Sean and Sara Watkins grew up playing music together in Nickel Creek. These days, they perform as the duo Watkins Family Hour. Sean and Sara joins host Stephen Kallao on the next World Cafe. They’ll talk about writing the songs for their new album Brother Sister and perform tunes filled with beautiful harmonies, tonight at 6pm.

2020-07-27T11:14:19-04:00July 23rd, 2020|World Cafe|

Stephen Malkmus on World Cafe

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Stephen Malkmus was about to get rid of the 12-string guitar he had lying around the house. Then he started playing it, and the guitar became the backbone to his folky new record, Traditional Techniques. Stephen Malkmus joins host Raina Douris to talk about his new tunes and share how he was feeling about the Pavement reunion that was supposed to happen this summer.

2020-07-23T19:52:28-04:00July 22nd, 2020|World Cafe|

Encore: Ranky Tanky on World Cafe

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Grammy award winner Ranky Tanky is from Charleston, South Carolina. Their music draws on the culture of slave descendants from the region known as the Gullah. Anchored by the powerful voice of Quiana Parler, who has shared the stage with Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, and Miranda Lambert, Ranky Tanky perform on the next World Cafe.

2020-07-22T19:59:15-04:00July 21st, 2020|World Cafe|

Lucinda Williams on World Cafe

Monday July 20, 2020

Lucinda Williams has caused a bit of a stir with her latest album Good Souls Better Angels – but she has never shied away from conflict when it comes to standing up for what she believes in. On the next World Cafe, she talks about how that goes all the way back to her youth and discusses the influence of her father, the poet Miller Williams.

2020-07-21T00:10:38-04:00July 20th, 2020|World Cafe|