World Cafe

Weekdays at 5am & 7pm.

Featuring live performance and interviews with established and emerging artists from across the musical spectrum, World Cafe is public radio's most popular program of popular music.  World Cafe is hosted by David Dye and is produced at WXPN in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Monday, May 18, 2015 12:09pm
    David Dye's guest on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music is Chazwick Bundick, who is known as Toro Y Moi. On his latest album What For?, he's swapped his keyboard electronics for a guitar, and it's a whole new sound for the band. Don't miss a fantastic live studio performance with Toro Y Moi.
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 10:53am
    Seth Avett, of The Avett Brothers, and Ohio-based artist, Jessica Lea Mayfield, join David Dye on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. After touring together for years, the pair has released their first record together, Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, inspired by their mutual admiration for the late singer-songwriter. They play some covers live today and recall how they were first introduced to Smith's music.
  • Monday, April 27, 2015 9:11am
    On this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye is joined by Asleep at the Wheel. They've been together for 45 years playing excellent Western swing music, a genre that developed in the 1920s with the late Bob Wills leading the way. Asleep at the Wheel pay tribute to the Western swing legend on their new album, Still the King. They'll perform a live set and discuss their one near-encounter with Wills in 1973.
  • Monday, April 13, 2015 9:11am
    Brandi Carlile joins host David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Her 2007 record, The Story, and its title track brought the singer-songwriter tremendous commercial success. Now she's released her fifth studio album, The Firewatcher's Daughter. Brandi performs some of her new music live and talks with David about capturing an authentic rock 'n' roll sound in the studio.
  • Monday, April 13, 2015 9:11am
    Courtney 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.