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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.
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.
Monday, March 9, 2015 9:12amThe Stray Birds are live on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Today, we meet the Pennsylvania folk trio who got together in 2012, and have just released their first album on Yep Roc Records, called Best Medicine. The Cafe's Michaela Majoun speaks with them about their upbringing in musical families and the contemporary issues addressed in their songwriting. Plus, The Stray Birds play a set in front of a live audience.
Monday, March 2, 2015 2:28pmGuster visit David Dye on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. After 20 years together, their new album, Evermotion, steps outside the box of their signature rock sound. The band's three original members talk about the transition and the influence of their producer, Richard Swift, in this interview. And we'll hear some of Guster's new music live from the stage of World Cafe Live.