David Dye http://publicradioeast.org en 20 World Cafe Downloads To Get You Through February http://publicradioeast.org/post/20-world-cafe-downloads-get-you-through-february We made 20 stellar <em>World Cafe</em> in-studio performances available for download during February, but they're all coming down Feb. 28 at midnight. Grab music from Neko Case, Parquet Courts, Jason Isbell and more today, before they're gone tomorrow.<p>To download each song, click the title in the SoundCloud playlist (the song will begin playing), and then click "download" arrow to the right of the title. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:22:00 +0000 David Dye 33478 at http://publicradioeast.org 20 World Cafe Downloads To Get You Through February Tom Jones On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/tom-jones-world-cafe <em>This segment, from June 27, is part of our </em>Best Of 2013<em> series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.</em><p>On his new album, <em>Spirit in the Room</em>, singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/97821735/tom-jones" target="_blank">Tom Jones</a> turns his formidable voice toward blues and gospel, including covers from songwriters like <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15392685/leonard-cohen" target="_blank">Leonard Cohen</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15295750/tom-waits" target="_blank">Tom Waits</a> and even <a href Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:01:00 +0000 David Dye 30719 at http://publicradioeast.org Tom Jones On World Cafe Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 2 http://publicradioeast.org/post/pearl-jam-world-cafe-part-2 In the second installment of this <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/WorldCafe/2013/10/07/230194890/pearl-jam-on-world-cafe-part-1" target="_blank">two-part</a> broadcast interview, the members of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15664595/pearl-jam" target="_blank">Pearl Jam</a> continue their engagingly in-depth discussion with comedy director and producer Judd Apatow.<p>On Wednesday's episode of <em>World Cafe</em>, listeners can hear music from the group's upcoming release, <em>Lightning Bolt</em>. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:03:00 +0000 David Dye 25126 at http://publicradioeast.org Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 2 Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 1 http://publicradioeast.org/post/pearl-jam-world-cafe-part-1 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15664595/pearl-jam" target="_blank">Pearl Jam</a> is set to release its 10th studio album, <em>Lightning Bolt</em>, on Oct. 15, making it the band's first record since 2009's <em>Backspacer</em>. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 David Dye 25050 at http://publicradioeast.org Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 1 Neko Case On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/neko-case-world-cafe <em>This segment, from Sept. 18, is part of our </em>Best Of 2013<em> series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.</em><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14950679/neko-case" target="_blank">Neko Case</a>'s new album, <em>The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You</em>, expands upon the fiercely intelligent singer-songwriter's gifts for music that's both innately infectious and rooted in intense, accessible emotions. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:18:00 +0000 David Dye 23615 at http://publicradioeast.org Neko Case On World Cafe Next: Moreland And Arbuckle http://publicradioeast.org/post/next-moreland-and-arbuckle This week's <em>World Cafe: Next</em> artist is the Kansas band Moreland & Arbuckle, whose members play blues-drenched roots-rock. On their fifth album, <em>7 Cities</em>, they've adopted the loose theme of the explorer Coronado's search for the seven cities of gold — which, not so coincidentally, took the conquistador right into their home territory.<p>After meeting at an open-mic night, Aaron Moreland and Dustin Arbuckle discovered a mutual love of Mississippi Delta blues. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:03:00 +0000 David Dye 21354 at http://publicradioeast.org Next: Moreland And Arbuckle Shout Out Louds On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/shout-out-louds-world-cafe After working together for more than a decade, the members of Stockholm's <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15735855/shout-out-louds" target="_blank">Shout Out Louds</a> continue to make lush, highly melodic pop music. The product of a year and a half of tinkering, their recent <em>Optica</em> is significantly lighter-sounding than its predecessors.<p>On this installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, hear the group discuss how it navigated new musical experiments on the album, and how all of its members finally came to agree on how <em>Optica</em> should sound. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:58:00 +0000 David Dye 20697 at http://publicradioeast.org Shout Out Louds On World Cafe The Olms On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/olms-world-cafe Pete Yorn has long had a way with hooky rock songs, so it was easy for him to connect with fellow L.A. musician J.D. King over a mutual love for '60s music. The two first started recording together just for fun, blending folk-rock and subtle psychedelia into a joint project they call The Olms.<p>Named for a small cave-dwelling amphibian that adapts itself to living in complete darkness, King and Yorn say they didn't necessarily expect their music to see the light of day. On this installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, hear a few retro-leaning tracks from the pair's self-titled album. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:17:00 +0000 David Dye 20591 at http://publicradioeast.org The Olms On World Cafe Telekinesis On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/telekinesis-world-cafe When <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/104054471/telekinesis" target="_blank">Telekinesis</a>' Michael Benjamin Lerner plays live, he sings from behind his drum set, but he plays almost all the instruments on his albums. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:38:00 +0000 David Dye 20484 at http://publicradioeast.org Telekinesis On World Cafe Sam Amidon On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/sam-amidon-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/126502023/sam-amidon" target="_blank">Sam Amidon</a> grew up surrounded by music, from playing fiddle with his parents in Vermont to finding a best friend in musician and arranger Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16109579/doveman" target="_blank">Doveman</a>).<p>On his fourth album, <em>Bright Sunny South</em>, Amidon draws from a variety of traditional folk material, weaving it into his own mesmerizing compositions. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:45:00 +0000 David Dye 20413 at http://publicradioeast.org Sam Amidon On World Cafe Next: Rose Windows http://publicradioeast.org/post/next-rose-windows Rose Windows' debut album, <em>The Sun Dogs</em>, is steeped in '60s classic rock, recalling the heavy organ sounds of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15446942/the-doors" target="_blank">The Doors</a> and the folk-infused flutes of Traffic. Formed in 2010 by songwriter Chris Cheveyo, the Seattle septet signed a label deal earlier this year, then put together an album that's layered with Middle Eastern influences.<p>Hear two songs from <em>The Sun Dogs</em>, a mellow combination of psychedelic folk and blues-rock instrumentation. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 David Dye 20317 at http://publicradioeast.org Next: Rose Windows Big Country On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/big-country-world-cafe When Big Country founder and lead singer Stuart Adamson died in 2001, most would have assumed that the Scottish band was finished. But in 2007, the group reunited for a 25th-anniversary tour with a new lead singer in its lineup. Though Adamson was a hard man to replace, Big Country found comfort in recording and playing with Mike Peters, formerly of The Alarm.<p>With original Big Country member Bruce Watson at the helm, the band's new album came out last April and is titled <em>The Journey</em>. In this installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, hear the group perform a handful of old and new songs. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:14:00 +0000 David Dye 20114 at http://publicradioeast.org Big Country On World Cafe Rhye On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/rhye-world-cafe Though <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/173316374/rhye" target="_blank">Rhye</a>'s debut album, <em>Woman</em>, was released this past March, many first encountered the duo of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal in a series of evocative videos released in 2012. There was little to no accompanying information and — as Milosh says — that was exactly the point. The idea was to keep listeners focused on the music and not the personality of the singer.<p>Milosh's high yet husky voice can be hard to distinguish as male or female. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:48:00 +0000 David Dye 19962 at http://publicradioeast.org Rhye On World Cafe Bobby McFerrin On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/bobby-mcferrin-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15405153/bobby-mcferrin" target="_blank">Bobby McFerrin</a> has a wide range of musical abilities, from singing multi-octaves to serving as a classical conductor, but he didn't arrive there on his own. Inspired by his father's album <em>Deep River</em>, McFerrin pays tribute to music of the past on his new album, <em>spirityouall</em>.<p>His father, Robert McFerrin, was an operatic classical singer and the first African-American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:32:00 +0000 David Dye 19773 at http://publicradioeast.org Bobby McFerrin On World Cafe ELO's Jeff Lynne Describes His Work In The Studio http://publicradioeast.org/post/elos-jeff-lynne-describes-his-work-studio Jeff Lynne isn't quite at the forefront of '70s and '80s classic rock, but he was responsible for some formidable records with Electric Light Orchestra and Traveling Wilburys; later, he produced releases for Wilbury collaborators <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15300677/tom-petty" target="_blank">Tom Petty</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/17079284/roy-orbison" target="_blank">Roy Orbison</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15774029/george-harrison" target="_blank">George Harrison</a>.<p>Here,<em> World Cafe</em> talks to Lynne from his studio in England to discuss his past Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:45:00 +0000 David Dye 19526 at http://publicradioeast.org ELO's Jeff Lynne Describes His Work In The Studio Bombino On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/bombino-world-cafe <em>Nomad</em> is an appropriate title for <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/135540293/bombino" target="_blank">Bombino</a>'s new album; a member of the Tuareg tribe in Saharan Africa, the guitar was first relocated to a refugee camp in Algeria, where he learned to play his instrument. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:38:00 +0000 David Dye 19440 at http://publicradioeast.org Bombino On World Cafe The Handsome Family On World Cafe http://publicradioeast.org/post/handsome-family-world-cafe Brett and Rennie Sparks have inhabited a unique musical world together since the '90s. As The Handsome Family, husband Brett sings and writes the melodies while wife Rennie focuses on the lyrics; the resulting ghost stories and murder ballads have won the band an intense cult following. After years spent in Chicago, where <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15164119/wilco" target="_blank">Wilco</a> helped boost its profile, The Handsome Family now resides in Albuquerque, N.M.<p>The Handsome Family's new album, <em>Wilderness,</em> is expansive and ambitious in the pair's own homemade way. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:49:00 +0000 David Dye 19356 at http://publicradioeast.org The Handsome Family On World Cafe World Cafe Next: Aisha Burns http://publicradioeast.org/post/next-aisha-burns Aisha Burns is best known as the violinist in the chamber-folk band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/100862718/balmorhea" target="_blank">Balmorhea</a>. But in the last few years, Burns has left her comfort zone to write her own songs and play them on guitar. On her debut album, <em>Life in the Midwater</em>, there's a delicate intimacy to her approach. Hear two songs from the new album, which is due out in September. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:30:00 +0000 David Dye 19285 at http://publicradioeast.org World Cafe Next: Aisha Burns Roots Of Samba: Exploring Historic Pelourinho In Salvador, Brazil http://publicradioeast.org/post/roots-samba-exploring-historic-pelourinho-salvador-brazil The first stop on <em>World Cafe</em>'s trip to Brazil was in Pelourinho, the old part of the city of Salvador on the country's northeast coast. In this installment of <em>Sense of Place: Rio</em>, <em>World Cafe</em> captures a performance from the brother-duo Samba Chula de São Braz, in an effort to learn more about the samba style.<p>The two oldest styles of samba, <em>samba chula</em> and <em>samba de roda</em>, started with African slaves who were brought to Salvador in the Brazilian state of Bahia. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:26:00 +0000 David Dye 18821 at http://publicradioeast.org Roots Of Samba: Exploring Historic Pelourinho In Salvador, Brazil Alo Brasil's Alex Shaw On The Urbanization Of Samba http://publicradioeast.org/post/alo-brasils-alex-shaw-urbanization-samba Based in Philadelphia, Alo Brasil synthesizes various types of samba, with the hopes of making it a style accessible to American audiences. Alex Shaw, director of Alo Brasil, recently appeared on <em>World Cafe</em> to discuss the exploration of samba as it became an urbanized form.<p>Here<em></em>, Shaw takes us through the evolution of samba since the earliest version represented by Samba Chula de Sao Braz. Hear a few of Shaw's picks, including a carnival performance in Rio from 2011. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:36:00 +0000 David Dye 18818 at http://publicradioeast.org Alo Brasil's Alex Shaw On The Urbanization Of Samba