This week's World Cafe: Next artist is the Canadian alt-country trio Elliott Brood. With five albums under their collective belt, Casey Laforet, Mark Sasso and Stephen Pitkin have been playing together since 2002, and the experience shows. The band moves with the easy flow of musicians who know each other well, which in turn lends its rootsy songs lived-in authenticity.
Elliott Brood's latest album is titled Work And Love.
Public radio hosts spend much of their time sifting through overflowing mail bins and inboxes as they hunt for as-yet-unknown musicians worth sharing. Their stations frequently help vault new artists to national success.
Baking Bible: Melanie Thiel interviews Rose Levy Beranbaum and Woody Wolston about Rose’s latest cookbook, the Baking Bible.
The Nutcracker: Bill Nutt interviews Christine Taylor, executive director of the NJ Civic Youth Ballet about their annual production of the Nutcracker at the Lackland Center at Centenary College.
Aztec Two-Step: Melanie Thiel interviews Rex Fowler, one half of the folk duo Aztec Two-Step about their long career and upcoming shows in the area including the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA on Saturday December 12, 2014.