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The newest Live at the World Cafe CD is available NOW for a pledge of support for WXPN!


World Cafe CD's can be purchased at these local retailers. You can purchase volumes 33, 34, 35 through the NPR store.

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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.

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David Dye Latin Roots is a bi-weekly series on the World Cafe program, hosted by David Dye, and made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. In this new series, David Dye explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people. From the standards like cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock and even reggaeton, we'll hear it all.

The series airs every other Thursday during the second hour of the World Cafe program, and will delve into the musical styles and genres of Spanish influence with a rotating series of guests. With each segment, David Dye and his guest will explore two related songs, current and old, and discuss their unique characteristics, how they relate and where they fit into the spectrum of Latin music.

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Conversations from the World Cafe

Enjoy engaging discussions with some of today's most important artists hosted by David Dye of the World Cafe. Tune in every Wednesday at 10pm on WXPN 88.5FM

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Neil Young has proved himself to be a timeless musician countless times over his 40 year career. His 34 studio albums and his countless other projects showcase his incredible range and the variety of styles that he easily makes his own.

Lucero, which means bright star in spanish, have been creating quality punk-inflected rock with since the late ‘90s. Hailing from Memphis, frontman Ben Nichols lends the act a gruff Southern twang both vocally and on the guitar.

Grammy winning, Norah Jones has been a star since the 2002 release of her debut album Come Away With Me, released on Blue Note Records. The record sold 18 million copies worldwide and won 8 Grammys. Her success has hardly slowed; subsequent releases have all reached gold or platinum.

Imagine the pining emotionality of country music, then strip it down to the core. Take away the sequins, the hats, and the big leather boots and you're entering the territory -- bare and pure -- that Megan Reilly has made her own.

Bear in Heaven spent the winter trimming down -- from a four piece to three -- and stocking up, releasing their third album, I Love You, It's Cool, this spring. To promote the album they posted the entire LP on their website, but not before slowing the audio down 400,000 times.

Mariachi El Bronx is not exactly what one might expect from a cross between innovative LA based punk rockers The Bronx and a beloved form of Mexican folk music. Frankly, The Bronx probably didn’t expect it either when this side project was started in an attempt to avoid playing an acoustic set on TV.

Three-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin is a contemporary folk legend. Colvin started playing guitar at age ten and cut her teeth in the folk circuits of Illinois and San Francisco before moving on to the Fast Folk cooperative of Greenwich Village in New York City.

Indie rock singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has come a long way from his humble beginnings self-releasing cassettes of his lo-fi folk recordings. The Seattle-based artist recently released his tenth studio album, Maraqopa, which is his second album produced by Seceretly Canadian label-mate Richard Swift.

As a young man, Anders Osborne had a wanderlust unmatched. At 16, he left his home in Uddevalla, Sweden, to hitchhike through Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, eventually making his way to the United States. When he came upon New Orleans, Osborne knew he'd found his home. The Crescent City has come to inspire Osborne's raw, soulful blues sound. A force to be reckoned with, Osborne has developed a musical mastery spanning from a muddy backwater blues to an upbeat country rock, filling all the gaps in between. His lyrics resonate as powerfully as his slide guitar, and in his almost three decades state-side, Obsorne has made himself a staple of contemporary blues-rock.

Osborne has been featured on albums with the likes of Keb'Mo' and his song "Watch The Wind Blow By" earned contemporary country legend Tim McGraw a #1 hit. Osborne's latest album, Black Eye Galaxy, was released in May.


Website: http://www.andersosborne.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AndersOsborne

Set List:
MIND OF A JUNKIE                                         
WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN?                  
              

Recent Release: Black Eye Galaxy   
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Label: Alligator Records
Band Origin: Sweden

When she was 9 years old, Tracy Grammer borrowed a violin. Her family lived and breathed music, and songs were in her blood as well. 30-some years later, Grammer has made a name and a place for herself in the heart of American folk music.