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Jack Johnson Spreads The Mellow Vibe All The Way From Hawaii

September 20, 2013 - Singer songwriter Jack Johnson joins us today on the World Cafe.
It’s time for another Latin Roots today as Ernesto Lechner, co-host of The Latin Alternative radio show, is here to talk about a very romantic style of Latin music, balada. Ernesto will play us a couple of examples of the style starting in the late 1960’s when a lot of authentic balada drew from jazz and even bossa nova. We’ll also hear a modern rendition from Babasonicos from Argentina.
Husband and Wife Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires Together - Intimate and Acoustic In The Studio and Live On Stage

September 19, 2013 - Singer songwriter Jason Isbell has been writing strong personal songs since his days in the Southern rock band Drive-by Truckers.
Roots-infused singer-songwriter Johnny Lang cut his teeth in the twin cities and on the road before setting in his current home of Los Angeles.

Known in the 90s as a teenage blues prodigy, Lang's first record in seven years, Fight for my Soul, came out this Tuesday, and is being hailed as an exciting new venture into contemporary soul music. His previous release, 2006's Turn Around, earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. Lang is currently on the road with his five-piece backing band, and headlines The Keswick Theater in Glenside on September 27th.

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Recent Release: Fight For My Soul
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Label: Concord

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Neko Case: A Stunning Performance And Answers Big And Small

September 18,2013 - 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.
1812 Productions is the only professional all-comedy theater company in the nation. 1812 presents both original works and well established plays, ranging from slapstick to vaudeville, and everything in between.
Vintage Cafe: Extraordinary Recording Documents Bon Iver Touring Band In 2011

September 16,2013 - In August of 2011 The World Cafe travelled to Brooklyn to listen in on an extraordinary recording session with Justin Vernon and the 9 piece touring version of Bon Iver.
She & Him, Zooey Deschanel and M Ward, With More Pure Pop!

September 17, 2013 - When actress Zooey Deschanel started recording with Matt Ward as She & Him it was easy to see it as perhaps a passing thing.
Popular Moth storyteller Tom Shillue hosts this hour. The star of the kid's TV show Blue's Clues details his complicated relationship with fame.
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