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Conversations from the World Cafe

Enjoy engaging discussions with some of today's most important artists hosted by David Dye of the World Cafe. Tune in every Wednesday at 10pm on WXPN 88.5FM

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May 22, 2013 - Music industry executive, record producer, and author Clive Davis joins host David Dye in the studio. Starting out as a lawyer for Columbia Records, Clive Davis was named President of the company in 1967, and personally signed Janis Joplin after seeing her perform at the Monterey Pop Festival.
May 15, 2013 - Dawes talk about their new album Stories Don’t End. The LA based group has become known for a sound that harkens back to Laurel Canyon in the 70s, but with Stories Don’t End singer Taylor Goldsmith had hoped fans would hear a wider field of influences. He and his brother, Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith, discuss that with the Cafe’s Michaela Majoun, as well as look back on the success of their last disc Nothing is Wrong and their turning point tour with Mumford & Sons. And Milk Carton Kids. The duo of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan gave away their first albums for free, but with their new one The Ash & Clay, they have signed to ANTI-Records and tried the more traditional approach. They talk about the reasons behind both decisions, and why their partnership can be compared to a marriage.
May 8, 2013 - Jim James has led the Louisville based band My Morning Jacket since the late 90s. The group’s reputation as live performers is unparalleled and as writers they have been quite prolific.
May 1, 2013 - Songwriter Josh Tillman had his first proper release in 2006 with the album Minor Works. After half a dozen albums put out as J Tillman and a three year stint as the drummer for the Fleet Foxes, the Baltimore native decided to adopt the moniker Father John Misty.
April 24, 2013 - Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite join host David Dye in the studio. Ben Harper made a name for himself with a series of albums in the 90s and Charlie Musselwhite was an integral part of the Chicago blues scene in the 60s. The pair have recently released their first joint effort, an album called Get Up!
April 17, 2013 - The XX became almost instantly one of the most talked about bands in the UK when their self titled debut won them the Mercury Prize a few years back. Having earned that honor when they were barely out of high school, the band took a small break before focusing on recording their new disc, Coexist.
April 10, 2013 - The Avett Brothers, Scott and Seth Avett, along with bandmate Bob Crawford, had a career high point in 2009 when they released I and Love and You. While the band had been making music together for a decade, that album, produced by Rick Rubin, was the one that really launched their career.
April 3, 2013 - Ellie Goulding found much success with her debut Lights in 2010. The album topped the UK charts the week it was released and then reappeared in the Top 10 after Goulding was asked to play Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding in 2011.
March 27, 2013 - Bryan Ferry launched Roxy Music with Brian Eno in 1970. Popular almost immediately at home in the United Kingdom, the band didn’t find a mass audience in the US until their fourth disc, at which point Bryan Ferry was the group’s sole leader.
March 20, 2013 - Richard Thompson helped found the British band Fairport Convention in 1967. After 5 albums with them, he launched his solo career where he has continually earned critical praise for his guitar skills and his songwriting wit. Recently he put out his 14th studio album, Electric.
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