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World Cafe: Next - Ryley Walker’s New West Wind EP Has Swirling Psych-folk Guitar Plus Great Songs

December 16, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is the Chicago based guitarist Ryley Walker. He is a singer-songwriter but on his psych-folk EP, The West Wind, it is easy to get lost in the swirling guitars.
What Are Essential Tremors? Find Out When J Roddy Walston And The Business Play Live

December 17, 2013 - J Roddy Walston and The Business are live in the studio today. J Roddy is not originally from Baltimore but something really good happened when he landed there and started making music with The Business about a decade ago.
From Dick Dale To John Coltrane Our Vintage Cafe Explores Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline’s Myriad Influences

Guitarist Nels Cline is our guest on this Vintage Cafe originally broadcast in 2009.

December 16, 2013 - Although he is best known as a member of Wilco, first appearing on the band’s Sky Blue Sky album in 2007, Nels Cline has performed on over 100 jazz, pop, rock, country, and experimental pop albums.
December 13, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Edward Sharpe joins host David Dye. When Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros released their debut in 2009, it was a new vehicle for the music of singer Alex Ebert.
The Districts are an impressive young four-piece from Lititz, in Lancaster County. They do the very Pixies loud-quiet-LOUD thing, but in a more textured way than simply turning their overdrive pedals on and off. Singer Rob Grote’s searing voice cut across the concert hall, blending with the band’s smartly-arranged instrumental interplay.
January 2014 CD of the Month - As the Texas based band Midlake were in the middle of recording a new album last year, their frontman Tim Smith decided to part ways. At a crossroads such as that, most bands would probably decide to call it quits.
A special Latin Roots today with La Santa Cecilia in concert as part of our Latin Roots Live series. This set with the popular Los Angeles based Mexican-American band was recorded at World Cafe Live Upstairs in Philadelphia.

December 12, 2013 - The band, named after the patron saint of musicians, started playing on the streets in LA and released their self-titled debut EP in 2009.
Life Changes For Deer Tick’s John McCauley Lead To Negativity Their Most Personal Album Yet

December 12, 2013 - Deer Tick put out their fifth album Negativity this past fall. In the seven years the band has been together, this may be the most personal writing lead singer John McCauley has done yet.
In the winter of 1970, Neil Young played a series of solo shows at a small club in Washington, DC. It was a place called The Cellar Door, a room that closed its doors in 1981. The 200 person club played host to many artists that we would now consider legendary, names like Jackson Browne, Richie Havens, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, and Neil Young.
If you follow the Philadelphia roots-rock scene over the past decade, you've undoubtedly seen Phil D'Agostino play bass. At various turns, he's performed with XPN favorites Hezekiah Jones, Chris Kasper, Mason Porter, Scot Sax, The Great Unknown, The Spinning Leaves and many more.

Somehow, in between all his other various musical commitments – which also includes working as a music teacher and recording as a session bassist – D'Agostino has found time to write and record his own songs. This fall he released Inlets, his latest solo outing and most sophisticated work, reaching beyond his folk-Americana comfort zone and into the more complex sounds and structures of funk, jazz and tropicalia. You can read more about the record, and the parks and waterways of Philly that inspired it, in his recent interview on The Key. This Friday, he joins us for a special holiday Free at Noon performance upstairs at World Café Live.


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