World Cafe

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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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12:14pm

Wed August 14, 2013
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Daughn Gibson On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Daughn Gibson.
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Daughn Gibson is the alter ego of Pennsylvania singer-songwriter Josh Martin. The former stoner-rock drummer took on his nom de plume as an homage to country legend Don Gibson, which makes sense: Martin's life thus far sounds like a country song. He's worked behind the counter in an adult book store, poured tall ones as a bartender and worked as a long-haul trucker.

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4:03pm

Tue August 13, 2013
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Martha Wainwright On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:30 pm

Martha Wainwright.
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On this episode, Martha Wainwright joins us to talk about her late mother, Kate McGarrigle, and to sing us some of McGarrigle's songs.

McGarrigle, who died after a battle with cancer in January 2011, made a series of wonderful albums with her sister Anna during a career that spanned decades, beginning with their self-titled debut in 1975. The duo is probably best known for its cover of Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel."

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4:03pm

Tue August 13, 2013
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Alice Russell On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:30 pm

Alice Russell.
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British soul singer Alice Russell has one of those voices that fills up a room. Over the course of five studio albums, she's been compared to Chaka Khan and the late Amy Winehouse, and performed with the likes of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.

Her latest album is titled To Dust, which she celebrated in April by performing a sold-out show at World Cafe Live, the concert venue next door to the World Cafe studios. In this episode, we spotlight the best recordings from that concert and speak with Russell about what it's like to let loose on stage.

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5:46pm

Mon August 12, 2013
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World Cafe Next: New Country Rehab

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:32 pm

Toronto band New Country Rehab.
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Out of the Toronto music community comes New Country Rehab, an alt-country band that just released its second album, Ghost Of Your Charms.

The foursome, led by singer and fiddle player John Showman, combine a bluegrass aesthetic with some really strong songwriting chops. We love their song "Luxury Hotel," which may make you think differently about your summer vacation spot.

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4:55pm

Fri August 9, 2013
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Latin Roots: The Pacific Coast Of Colombia

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:33 pm

Herencia De Timbiqui.
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In this edition of Latin Roots, Catalina Maria Johnson, from the Chicago-based program Beat Latino, plays music from Colombia's coastal areas where most of the country's Afro-Colombia population lives. The Pacific coastline is dominated by the sound of marimba. Johnson plays a traditional example from Grupo Naidy, and then we get to hear how Herencia De Tabiqui puts a younger, more contemporary spin on that tradition.

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