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December 2013 CD of the Month - Chances are you've come across the work of Jonathan Wilson, even if his name doesn't ring familiar right away. He's been a staple of the revitalized Laurel Canyon music scene out in California. His work as a producer can be heard on records from artists like Dawes, Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, and Father John Misty.
December 6, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Laura Marling joins host David Dye. 23 year old Laura Marling has released four albums in the 5 years she has been making records, all excellent, haunting examples of London’s new folk movement.
The Head And The Heart’s Magnificent Second Album Let’s Be Still And A Video Of “Shake”

December 6, 2013 - The Head and the Heart recently released their second disc Let's Be Still and join us today with live performances recorded in front of an audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Ray Davies From Kink to Solo Artist To Author With New Memoir Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

Ray Davies is our guest today. The man behind the Kinks from 1964 until they split in 1998 has a new memoir called Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story that concerns his thoughts about the country, the people and the idea of America.
Man Man With A Ferocious Performance Live At Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

December 5, 2013 - Man Man are back with us today on The Cafe. In the performance the band brings the party as we have come to expect over the last 9 plus years that they have been playing live and making records.
As the year winds down there's still time to dig a little deeper into an album from one of music's fastest rising stars, Haim. Three sisters from Los Angeles, Este, Danielle and Alana Haim just released their debut but their careers as musicians started at a young age.
Why Is Superchunk’s New Album Called I Hate Music?

North Carolina's Superchunk is back with a new album provocatively titled I Hate Music which is the follow-up to 2010’s Majesty Shredding. That album marked the first time Superchunk had released an album in nine years.
Brooklyn orchestral indie rock outfit San Fermin released the sleeper hit record of 2014 with its self-titled debut.

The project of songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone, it dabbles in storytelling, multiple singers, beautiful orchestrations and styles that range from jazzy and cinematic to pop and rock. San Fermin is almost like a mini-opera, with the beautiful and infectious single "Sonsick" being the show-stopper. Influenced by records like Abbey Road, Graceland and Sufjan Stevens' Come On Feel The Illinoise, the 24-year-old Ludwig-Leone wrote the album after receiving classical training at Yale. He collaborated with a cast of musicians on the record - including singer Allen Tate, as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of last week's F@N artist Lucius. At some points the album recalls Dirty Projectors, at others its very reminiscent of The National, at others still it is a collection of music unto itself. The band is on a mini east-coast run taking it to the Mansion at Strathmore in Bethseda, Maryland tonight, but they make a stop on the way to play Free at Noon.

Recent Release: San Fermin
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Label: Downtown

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November 29, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, the Tedeschi Trucks Band joins host David Dye at NPR’s brand new performance space in Washington, DC. In 2011 singer Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks, both successful with separate music careers, did something that they had not previously tried in the 14 years that they have been together as a couple.
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