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Monday, April 13, 2015 9:11amCourtney Barnett is David Dye's guest on this episode or World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. She gained worldwide attention a couple years ago for the song "Avant Gardener" from her double-EP, A Sea of Split Peas. Now she's back with a full-length album – her first – called Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, which arrived last month. We'll hear her play live from her hometown of Melbourne, Australia and talk about the new disc.
Monday, April 6, 2015 11:41amOn this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye is joined by Kishi Bashi, the solo project of violinist and singer-songwriter, Kaoru Ishibashi. He's played with likes of Regina Spektor, Of Montreal, Sondre Lerche, and others, and he's just released his second album, called Lighght. Kishi Bashi performs live today, complete with a string quartet, and we'll hear how he got his start in a rock band.
Monday, March 30, 2015 3:47pmOn this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye's guest is Angaleena Presley. Before her huge success as a member of Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe, she grew up a coal miner's daughter in Kentucky. Presley recalls those roots on her solo debut, American Middle Class. She explains how the album was a long time coming in today's interview and plays live in the studio.
Monday, March 23, 2015 10:14amCookies join David Dye on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They are a Brooklyn based electro-pop band centered around the work of Ben Sterling, who produced their debut almost entirely on his own. The very catchy new collection is titled Music for Touching. We'll hear a live performance from Cookies and Ben discusses his history with Mobius Band.
Monday, March 16, 2015 1:07pmDavid Dye welcomes Ryan Bingham on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Following his successful debut in 2007, he collaborated with T Bone Burnett to write the Grammy-winning music for the film, Crazy Heart. Now, he has a new batch of Americana songs on the album Fear and Saturday Night. Ryan performs a live set today, and he'll share about his struggles growing up.