Decade of Difference: Bruce Springsteen

Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen! The artist once said that he would like to make a record with the lyrics like Bob Dylans, a sound like Phil Spector produced it and vocals like Roy Orbison. Although [...]

Tim Heidecker on World Cafe

Thursday, September 22nd at 6pm High school can be an awkward time...but all those new, exciting, and awkward experiences? They can be turned into great songs. Tim Heidecker talks about his latest album High School [...]

Decade of Difference: Josh Ritter

Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan triggered Ritter's initial interest in music, prompting him to visit the local K-Mart to purchase his first guitar. Initially drawn to neuroscience as his intellectual pursuit, Ritter quickly shifted to [...]

Community Connection: Artspace

Artspace is a nonprofit gallery in Richmond located in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center. Their mission is to promote the understanding and awareness of contemporary art with monthly exhibitions, artist talks, performances, classes and more.  Artspace [...]

Encore: Jorge Drexler on World Cafe

Wednesday, September 21st at 6pm Jorge Drexler was the first Uruguayan to ever win an Oscar – an honor he received for the song he wrote for The Motorcycle Diaries. He also trained as a [...]

Decade of Difference: John Craigie

Southern Californian John Craigie attended the University of California Santa Cruz where he graduated with a degree in mathematics. Craigie dove into music playing house parties and local venues, first in a psychedelic band during [...]

Bluegrass Sunday Morning 9/18/22

7 a.m. Marty Raybon - A Little Bit Of Living Ralph Stanley - Black-Eyed Susie Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Back To Virginia Magnolia Drive - That Girl On Sugar Pie [...]

Greensky Bluegrass In Studio Session

Greensky Bluegrass recently joined WNRN at Mountainside Studios in Charlottesville to discuss their new album, Stress Dreams, and play a career-spanning mini-set. Listen to their performances below.   "Reasons To Stay" "The Radio Blues" [...]

Muna on World Cafe

Tuesday, September 20th at 6pm Muna was almost on the verge of breaking up, but then last year, the band released a song called “Silk Chiffon” that was quickly embraced by fans as an anthem [...]

Decade of Difference Drew Holcomb

Drew Holcomb grew up listening to his father’s collection of 70’s singer/songwriters and that drove his initial songwriting. College at the University of Tennessee increased his interest in music. That continued during his pursuit of [...]