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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1:32pm

Tue March 20, 2012
World Cafe

Anaïs Mitchell On World Cafe

Anais Mitchell has a penchant for storied poetry and a deep reverence for the expressiveness of folk music.
Courtesy of the artist

Vermont folk singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's confessional ballads and strong, emotive singing have earned her comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Gillian Welch.

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2:31pm

Mon March 19, 2012
World Cafe

Jennifer Castle On 'World Cafe: Next'

Jennifer Castle is a Canadian folk singer with a gift for turning simple things into resonating music.
Eva Michon Courtesy of the artist

Jennifer Castle has been described more than once as one of Canadian folk's best kept secrets for her otherworldly and captivating style. She's collaborated with a diverse range of contemporaries — The Constantines, Doug Paisley and Ryan Driver, to name a few. Her three minimalist and delicate full-length albums incorporate her many inspirations — nature, space, planets and the simple things in life.

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3:11pm

Fri March 16, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Natives Shed Light On Portland

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:32 pm

Typhoon is an up-and-coming Portland collective known for its particular orchestration.
Courtesy of the artist

This World Cafe segment completes our Sense of Place Portland series, and the focus is on what Portland, Ore. — a city brimming with culture, coffee and bands — has been like for the musicians who settle there.

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1:17pm

Fri March 16, 2012
World Cafe

The Shins On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 10:49 am

The Shins' latest release, Port Of Morrow, is their first album in five years.
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The Shins are a dream-pop outfit from Portland, Ore. Arising as a side project while singer/songwriter James Mercer lived in New Mexico, the band took on a life of its own after a number of singles such as "New Slang" were featured in films, pulling the young indie rock group into the national spotlight.

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2:52pm

Thu March 15, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: The Charms Of Portland

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:33 pm

David Dye and Tucker Martine.
WXPN

Who better to introduce the true sound of Portland, Ore. than the man behind many of its best musical acts?

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