World Cafe

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David Dye

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

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2:07pm

Fri September 13, 2013
World Cafe

Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Courtesy of brittanicadotcom

New Orleans' Preservation Hall, the dirt-floor space off Bourbon Street, was founded in 1961 as a place for the elders of Crescent City jazz to play nightly. Today, World Cafe talks with Ben Jaffe; like his father Alan, who ran the space initially, Jaffe is a tuba player who guides the world-renowned band today.

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1:00pm

Thu September 12, 2013
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The Greyboy Allstars On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

The Greyboy Allstars.
Courtesy of the artist

Almost 20 years ago, the members of the Greyboy Allstars got together to play a record release party for DJ Greyboy and discovered a perfect fusion. Call it rare groove, acid jazz or Electric Boogaloo (as they named their 1995 debut album), guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, saxophonist Karl Denson and the rhythm section of Chris Stillwell and Aaron Redfield have a special sound. These Allstars still draw from '60s boogaloo on their new album, Inland Emperor.

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5:31pm

Wed September 11, 2013
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Treetop Flyers On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Treetop Flyers.
Sam Ford Courtesy of the artist

We welcome British band Treetop Flyers to the World Cafe. They are a folk-rock five-piece that initially turned heads on the main stage of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. They won the spot through an "emerging artist" competition. From there, they were signed to Loose Music in the U.K. and to Partisan Records in the U.S. and put out their debut full-length record, The Mountain Moves, in June of this year. Their music is very much inspired by California in the '70s, so it was not much of a stretch to decamp to Malibu to record their debut.

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4:41pm

Tue September 10, 2013
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Mark Mulcahy On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Mark Mulcahy.
Courtesy of the artist

If you were an indie-rock fan in the mid-1980s, then you undoubtedly stumbled upon Miracle Legion. In the post R.E.M. jangle-rock landscape, they called it "college rock" and the Connecticut-based Miracle Legion ruled. It happened again with his work on Nickelodeon's Adventures of Pete & Pete with the fake-band Polaris made up of Miracle Legion musicians.

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2:20pm

Tue September 10, 2013
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World Cafe Next: Royal Bangs

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Royal Bangs.
Ramon Hess Courtesy of the artist

Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is Royal Bangs, a band originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band formed in 2001 and had their first album released by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney on his own Audio Eagle Records in 2008. He actually discovered the band on MySpace.

The band is fronted by Ryan Schaefer and their new album, Brass, was produced by Carney. It's scheduled to be released on September 17, but you can hear two tracks from it on the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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