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World Cafe: Next – Our First For The New Year is Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Royalty

January 6, 2014 - A new World Cafe: Next artist, our first of the new year. It is a Washington, DC based band called U.S. Royalty. Fronted by brothers John and Paul Thornley they who are putting out their second album Blue Sunshine on January 21st.
The four piece country-tinged New England rockers The Alternate Routes join us in Philadelphia on January 10th for a Free at Noon performance at World Cafe Live.

Last month the band put out its first new music in three years, a single called "Nothing More" that was written in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, CT. The song was released in support of the Newtown Kindness non-profit.

The Alternate Routes' third full-length album, Lately, was released in 2010, and it plans a follow-up album for lter this year. Its winter tour takes it to Boot and Saddle in South Philly on February 7th, but you can catch them at Free at Noon downstairs at World Café Live on January 10th.

Recent Release: Nothing More (feat. Lily Costner)
Release Date: September 30, 2013
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Oscar Isaac On Becoming Llewyn Davis

December 20, 2013 - His friends told the actor Oscar Isaac beforehand that he would love his audition with Joel and Ethan Coen for the lead part in their new film Inside Llewyn Davis –and that he wouldn’t get the part or ever hear back from them. Well, half right. The actor makes the character, based on the 1960s folk singer Dave Van Ronk, his own, especially with his live performances. He joins us today to talk about working with the Coens and with the film’s music guru T-Bone Burnett. And about the guitar he got for his efforts.
Carey Mulligan Goes From Playing the Flighty Daisy in The Great Gatsby to Stomping Around Greenwich Village in Inside Llewyn Davis

December 20, 2013 - Carey Mulligan plays one angry woman, Jean Berkey, in the new Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.
Elijah Wald’s Dave Van Ronk Biography The Mayor of MacDougal Street Was The Inspiration For the New Coen Brothers’ Film Inside Llewyn Davis

December 20, 2013 - Back in 2005 we talked with Elijah Wald about his biography of Dave Van Ronk, The Mayor of MacDougal Street.
Now Derek Vincent Smith Plays Pretty Lights Music With A Live Band

December 20, 2013 - Pretty Lights is the stage name of Derek Vincent Smith who describes his sample based music as “electro hip-hop soul.” He has built up a large live following for his music that, up until now, he has given away on the internet.
World Cafe Inaugurates NPR’s Studio A With Performance From The Tedeschi Truck Band

October 17, 2013 - Two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation join us for an outstanding session today.
Best of: Sense Of Place Detroit An Indepth View With Guitarist/Intellectual Wayne Kramer Of The MC5

December 27, 2013 - If we are going to get any Sense of Detroit’s place in rock history, the whys and whos, it is from our guest today, Wayne Kramer.
Best of: Neko Case: A Stunning Performance And Answers Big And Small

December 27,2013 - The songs on Neko Case’s new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You continues the alt-everything singer’s convoluted yet still deft use of language in songs that are incredibly melodic.
Best of: A Full Hour With Graham Nash Telling His Life Story

December 26, 2013 - Graham Nash is an entrancing story-teller. His new autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life, takes him from growing up poor in Manchester, England through a life of harmonizing and playing with two groups in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
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