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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12:02pm

Tue June 26, 2012
World Cafe

David Lynch On World Cafe

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 7:17 am

David Lynch.
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David Lynch must know something we don't. There's a name for people like him — not director, not writer, not producer, not even photographer, but auteur. Lynch thoughtfully combines images and music, working with composer Angelo Badalamenti to breed a unique atmosphere in creations such as the TV series Twin Peaks and the film Blue Velvet.

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3:23pm

Mon June 25, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Megan Reilly

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 9:52 am

Megan Reilly.
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  • Hear two new tracks by Megan Reilly

Megan Reilly strips away the gloss of modern country music to find an emotional sound rooted in folk and classic pop. Her latest album, The Well, departs significantly from its six-year-old predecessor; supported by an acoustic backbone, her new songs drift into retro territory, with occasional psychedelic guitar riffs and pop melodies that recall love ballads from the '60s.

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12:19pm

Fri June 15, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: A Voodoo Tour With Dr. John

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:30 pm

Dr. John.
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Dr. John knows New Orleans like no one else. The gritty, growly music legend boasts a lengthy career, during which he's perfected a blend of New Orleans voodoo blues, funk and rock 'n' roll. Locked Down, his latest album — produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach — was released earlier this year.

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4:43pm

Thu June 14, 2012
World Cafe

Latin Roots: Bossa Nova, Brazil's Answer To Jazz

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:56 pm

Bebel Gilberto performs at City Winery in New York City.
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This installment of the Latin Roots series for World Cafe explores bossa nova music, guided by Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner. Lechner grew up in Buenos Aires, where his parents' record collection consisted of classical records and a solitary bossa nova LP. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he was immersed in Latin music and subsequently became a music journalist, publishing several books on the subject. Lechner co-hosts the radio show Latin Alternative and works as a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, L.A.

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2:18pm

Thu June 14, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Spotlight On 'Treme'

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:39 pm

Kermit Ruffins, seen frequently on HBO's Treme, performs around town in New Orleans every week with his band, the BBQ Swingers.
Sean Gardner Getty Images

In this edition of Sense of Place's New Orleans edition, it's all about Treme. The HBO series sets in stark relief the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as it follows the stories of a group of individuals, many of whom were inspired by real Crescent City residents, or are played by local actors.

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