World Cafe

Saturdays at 10 pm
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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2:13pm

Thu August 9, 2012
World Cafe

Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 2:32 pm

Alejandro Escovedo.
Todd Wolfson

Alejandro Escovedo has played virtually every kind of rock 'n' roll there is to play, from punk to orchestral to country, during a career dating back to the 1970s.

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10:18am

Wed August 8, 2012
World Cafe

Lisa Marie Presley On World Cafe

Lisa Marie Presley.
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Being the only child of rock 'n' roll's king has kept Lisa Marie Presley under a long shadow, but she's found ways to make her music stand out that don't involve her lineage or occasionally stormy personal life.

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1:38pm

Tue August 7, 2012
World Cafe

Mary Chapin Carpenter On World Cafe

Mary Chapin Carpenter.
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Five-time Grammy winner and New Jersey native Mary Chapin Carpenter has been cranking out country and folk standards for nearly a quarter of a century. Her recent 11th album, Ashes and Roses, finds the singer-songwriter reflecting on grief over her father's death, her recent divorce and concerns about her own health.

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3:30pm

Mon August 6, 2012
World Cafe

Next: La Santa Cecilia

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 12:52 pm

La Santa Cecilia.
Courtesy of the artist

The L.A. band La Santa Cecilia crafts a unique style of Latin Alternative music by mixing traditional South American rhythms with everything from tango and mariachi to rock, jazz and Afro-Cuban percussion. The sextet, named for the patron saint of musicians, is led by the enchanting voice and often eccentrically flamboyant presence of Marisol "La Marisoul" Hernandez.

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12:01pm

Fri August 3, 2012
World Cafe

Keane On World Cafe

Keane.
Courtesy of the artist

The English piano-rock band Keane formed back in 1997, but it wasn't until 2004 that the group's album Hopes and Fears took off on the strength of the smash single "Somewhere Only We Know." A Best New Artist Grammy nomination followed, and in the years since, the group has released three more albums: 2006's Under the Iron Sea, 2008's Perfect Symmetry and this year's Strangeland.

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