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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4:19pm

Fri July 20, 2012
World Cafe

Grace Potter On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 2:37 pm

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Lauren Dukoff

Grace Potter has been captivating audiences with her musical prowess for nearly a decade. Her talents are split between her impressive multi-instrumentalism, her impassioned singing and her energetic stage presence. Potter's band, The Nocturnals, forned after bandmate Matt Burr heard her play folk songs at a student-run venue. Coming out of Vermont with the 2005 debut Nothing But the Water, the band released the album independently before signing with Hollywood Records for a re-release.

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2:42pm

Thu July 19, 2012
World Cafe

Tracy Grammer On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 9:42 am

Tracy Grammer.
Courtesy of the artist

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of singer-songwriter Dave Carter from a sudden heart attack induced. He and Tracy Grammer, his partner in both music and life, were the fresh new act in folk at the time, having joined forces in 1996. In accordance with Carter's wishes, Grammer has continued to perform their songs even into her blossoming solo career, which so far includes three studio albums.

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2:19pm

Wed July 18, 2012
World Cafe

Anders Osborne On World Cafe

Anders Osborne.
Courtesy of Jerry Moran

Originally from Sweden, Anders Osborne left his home in Uddevalla at 16 to hitchhike through Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Eventually finding his way to the U.S., the singer-songwriter and guitarist settled in New Orleans in 1984. The Crescent City clearly came to inspire Osborne's music, which ranges from muddy backwater blues to upbeat country-rock, and fills in many of the gaps in between.

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3:17pm

Tue July 17, 2012
World Cafe

Damien Jurado On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 1:54 pm

Damien Jurado.
Courtesy of the artist

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has come a long way since he first started self-releasing lo-fi folk recordings on cassette. Jurado has been making music since the early '90s, and he recently released his 10th studio album, Maraqopa — his second produced by best friend and Secretly Canadian labelmate Richard Swift.

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3:58pm

Mon July 16, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Eme Alfonso

Eme Alfonso.
Joseph Ros Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear two new songs by Eme Alfonso

Eme Alfonso hails from a renowned family of Cuban musicians, at whose urging she began studying music at age 7. Alfonso has already been nominated for a Latin Grammy as part of Sintesis, a jazz-fusion and Latin folklore act with whom she's traveled worldwide.

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