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Vince Gill And Paul Franklin Get To The Heart of Merle Haggard And Buck Owens On New Tribute Bakersfield

November 28, 2013 - Country music Hall of Famer, superstar and the man who has 20 country Grammys, more than anyone ever, Vince Gill joins us today with Steel Guitar Hall of Famer Paul Franklin to pay tribute to two other Hall of Famers, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
Sense of Place: Toronto - The Folk Band Whitehorse with Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet

November 27, 2013 - For our Toronto Sense of Place series we brought in to the World Cafe studios, Whitehorse, a band that happens to be a married couple. Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland.
For Sense of Place: Toronto Robbie Robertson Of The Band Discusses His Early Days Playing In Toronto’s Clubs with Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks

November 27, 2013 - For our Sense of Place visit to Toronto we had a chance to talk with Robbie Robertson about his early days in the city. He was the lead songwriter and played guitar in The Band, and he penned songs including "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek."
Portland’s Typhoon Returns From Hiatus With New Album White Lighter

November 26, 2013 - Our guests today Typhoon are an 11 piece band from Portland, Oregon led by Kyle Morton. Typhoon first formed in 2005 and recently released their third full length album White Lighter.
Our Live Friday, Free At Noon Doubleheader with John Butler and Lucius is SOLD OUT.

Roots-tinged Australian musician John Butler joins us on a double-header Free at Noon bill this week. Frontman of the funky and fierce jam rock crew John Butler Trio, who were a big hit at this summer's XPoNential Music Festival, Butler has also released a handful of live and studio solo albums including 2012's Tin Shed Tales. He performs a solo acoustic set for us at Free at Noon.



Downbeat Brooklyn band Lucius also performs on the Free at Noon bill on Friday. The five-piece is anchored by the expressive vocal harmonies of lead singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. They released a buzz-generating self-titled EP in 2012 and made a splash at this year's South by Southwest festival, releasing their debut LP Wildewoman on Mom and Pop Music this October. They headline World Cafe Live on Friday night and join us for the Free at Noon doubleheader in the afternoon.

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Sense Of Place: Toronto - Phedre Another Highly Recommended New Band

We have another World Cafe: Next band from Toronto for our Sense of Place series on that Canadian city. They are the synth-laden oozy outrageousness of Phedre.
For Sense of Place: Toronto – Stars In A Vintage Cafe From 2010

November 25, 2013 - For our Sense of Place visit to Toronto we are going back into the archives for one of our favorite Canadian bands that began in Toronto, Stars.
Sense of Place: Toronto Memoryhouse Plays Us Brand New Music

November 22, 2013 - For our Sense of Place visit to Toronto we had a chance to do a session with the band Memoryhouse, a two piece featuring singer Denise Nouvion and composer arranger Evan Abeele.
Amos Lee Warms Up On Stage And In Conversation

November 22, 2013 - Amos Lee is our guest today with live performances from the stage of World Cafe Live. Amos released his first album in 2005.
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