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Monday, November 17, 2014 9:43amThe Budos Band visit David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The nine-piece ensemble from Brooklyn has been making their Afrobeat and Funk influenced music together for nearly a decade. Burnt Offering, their latest album, was released last month. Today, we'll hear some of the new songs live, and The Budos Band will talk about the challenges of writing instrumental music.
Monday, November 10, 2014 4:33pmJukebox the Ghost join Michaela Majoun on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The indie-pop trio from Washington D.C. made their debut in 2008 and have since released four albums, including their new self-titled disc. Today, they'll share about their evolution as a band, and Jukebox the Ghost perform live on stage at World Cafe Live.
Monday, November 3, 2014 5:34pmDavid Dye welcomes Hiss Golden Messenger on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The duo project of singer-songwriter M.C. Taylor, along with Scott Hirsch, began in Taylor's rural North Carolina kitchen, where his 2010 debut was created. Hiss Golden Messenger perform songs from their new album, Lateness of Dancers, in the studio, and Taylor shares how his folklore studies have affected his music in unexpected ways.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:03pmMichaela Majoun welcomes British singer-songwriter, David Gray, on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. His 1998 breakthrough album, White Ladder, sold seven million worldwide, featuring gems like "Babylon" and "This Year's Love". He recently released his tenth disc, called Mutineers. Gray had a difficult journey making the record, as we'll learn in today's interview, and he performs some of the new music live.
Monday, October 20, 2014 11:32pmavid Dye welcomes The Hold Steady on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The ten year-old rock band from Brooklyn is known for singer and lyricist Craig Finn's narratives that take place in a mythical Minneapolis. We'll learn about his musical and literary influences in today's interview. Plus, the band performs some classics, as well as songs from their new album, Teeth Dreams, on stage at World Cafe Live.