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British Musician Dan Croll Sees His Debut Sweet Disarray As Almost a Mixtape!
Introducing You To Nashville’s The Apache Relay
Vintage Cafe – Whistle Along With Peter, Bjorn and John And 2007's "Young Folks"
Vintage Cafe – As We Wait For Slowdive’s First Tour In 20 Years We Revisit Session With Neil Halstead.
LA’s Dawes Come Down From Laurel Canyon On New Album

May 20, 2013 - Taylor Goldsmith, the songwriter for the Los Angeles based band Dawes, writes heartfelt first-person songs somewhat in the style of his So Cal Laurel Canyon predecessors like Jackson Browne. In an exhaustive interview today with the Cafe’s Michaela Majoun he tells about the inspiration on many of the new songs on Stories Don't End.
Best of: Nick Cave On Push The Sky Away And Excerpts From Berlin Concert

December 30, 2013 - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are back, minus founding member Mick Harvey on guitar, with "Push The Sky Away." We are going to hear live performances recorded in Berlin this past February. The elegant yet emotive performer sounds great.
Best of: How A Broken Leg, A 1930’s Graphic Novel And A New Studio All Lead To Jim James’ "Regions Of Light and Sound Of God"

December 30, 2013 - There have been albums under the name Yim Yames and projects with the New Multitudes and Monsters of Folk but Regions Of Light and Sound of God is the first bearing Jim James’ own name.
Best of: Tom Jones Sings Blues Gospel and Leonard Cohen on New Album

December 26, 2013 - The greatest singer Wales has ever produced, Tom Jones, has a new album called "Spirit In The Room." It is his second working with Ethan Johns.
Strong Songs And Harmonies At The Heart Of Houndmouth’s Debut

September 3, 2013 - Houndmouth are a rootsy 4 piece rock band from New Albany, Indiana right across the river from Louisville, Kentucky.
77 Year Old Blues Legend Buddy Guy Doesn’t Act His Age!

August 23, 2013 - We recorded this interview with blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy the day after he turned 77. And he turned up early for our 9 AM start!
Smith Westerns New Album Soft Will Takes Band Well Beyond Blogger Buzz

August 22, 2013 - The wonderful garage-punk-glam Chicago band Smith Westerns have a very good new album called Soft Will.
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion Record Wassaic Way In The Wilco Loft

August 21, 2013 - Consider the connections. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion are a happy couple and happy music makers for many years.
Miami’s Elastic Bond Combines Latin Influences With Alternative Bent

August 20, 2013 - When Venezuelan Producer Andres Ponce met the Honduran singer Sofy Encanto in Miami musical sparks flew. What started as just a recording project became an actual band.
New Film and Album Celebrate The Life Of Kate McGarrigle

August 13, 2013 - Martha Wainwright joins us today to talk about her mother, the late Kate McGarrigle, and to sing us some of Kate’s songs.
Optimism Creeps Into Glasgow’s Camera Obscura’s New Album Desire Lines

August 16, 2013 - Heartbreak has long been the subject matter of the songs that lead singer Tracyanne Campbell writes for Camera Obscura.
Mikal Cronin’s Catchy Power-Pop Hasn’t Completely Emerged From The Garage

August 15, 2013 - Mikal Cronin’ second solo album, simply titled II, is more of his delightful, sometime dazzling, powerful, guitar-filled pop. It’s his first album for Merge Records.
Daughn Gibson Sometimes Even Scares Himself With His Dark Spooky Country Electronica

August 14, 2013 - It seems that even at such a young age Daughn Gibson has lived many lives. The musician from the small Pennsylvania city of Carlisle has done a lot: he is the drummer for the rock band Pearls and Brass, he has worked behind the counter in an adult book store, tended bar and worked as a long haul trucker.
Alice Russell: A Naturally Soulful Force of Nature

August 13, 2013 - The British soul singer Alice Russell just loves to belt it out. Her voice draws comparisons that range from Chaka Khan to the late Amy Winehouse.
Sweden’s Shout Out Louds Shed Light on New Album Optica

August 9, 2013 - Even though they have only been together for 10 years Shout Out Louds are coming out of a kind of mid-life band crisis on their new album Optica.
The Olms: A Retro Take On Pete Yorn’s Infectious Melodies

August 8, 2013 - Pete Yorn has long had an easy way with hooky rock songs. He also likes to work with others, most recently with actress Scarlet Johansson.
Telekinesis – Bright Power Pop From Drummer Michael Benjamin Lerner

August 7, 2013 - Telekinesis’ Michael Benjamin Lerner sings from behind the drum set when the band plays live, but on the albums he plays almost all the instruments.
Sam Amidon’s Music May Have Traditional Roots, But These Are Not Your (Grand)Father’s Fiddle Tunes!

August 6, 2013 - Sam Amidon’s parents were folk performers in Vermont where he grew up. His best friend was fellow musician and arranger Thomas Bartlett (Doveman).
Big Country’s Anthemic Sound is Intact on New Album The Journey

August 2, 2013 - With the death in 2001 of Stuart Adamson, the leader as well as lead singer of the Scottish band Big Country, most would have assumed the band was over. Not so.
Worth The Wait: Lissie Takes Her Time Making Her Second Album

August 1, 2013 - When Lissie stopped by he World Cafe for her session a month or so ago she hadn’t even named her new album yet.
Rhye: Sexy Music From A Duo Who Prefer To Make It Anonymously

July 31, 2013 - The first place people heard the music of Rhye was in a series of sensual videos posted to the web with little or no accompanying information. The point for the duo of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal, who made the album Woman was for people to focus on the music, not the personality of the singer.
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