World Cafe: Next 20 Year-old Oklahoman Parker Millsap Will Move You
March 31, 2014 - Our new World Cafe: Next artist is a singer songwriter from Oklahoma named Parker Mullsap. He recently released his solo debut and he follows in the footsteps of fellow Oklahoman John Fullbright. In fact the same producer worked on both of their debut albums.
World Cafe:Next – Lyla Foy Releases Debut on Sub Pop
March 17,2014 - Our World Cafe: Next artist for this week is the British singer Lyla Foy. Her debut album under her own name comes out March 18 on Sub Pop records. It all started for her at the age of 25 with the song "No Secrets” recorded in her bedroom and released as WALLS.
Austin’s Long Time Learning Secrets Dance Party Spawns World Cafe: Next Band Orthy
March 10,2014 - The Austin band Orthy are our World Cafe: Next band for our Sense of Place visit to Austin. We picked Orthy, whose two EPs touch on Electronic Dance Music, to illustrate the breadth of the music scene in Austin. The inspiration for Ian Orth, who is at the heart of this band, is his ongoing weekly dance party Learning Secrets.
Next Synths, Guitars And A Tribal Vibe From Incan Abraham
March 03,2014 - Our World Cafe: Next artist this week, Incan Abraham, is a California-based band that have known each other since kindergarten. There is more than a hint of tribal dances in the California desert in the production of their debut album Tolerance.
Jess Williamson’s Stripped Down Sound and Big Emotion
Februrary 24, 2014 - Our World Cafe: Next artist today, Jess Williamson, is from Austin, Texas and put out a new album on January 28th called Native State. It is a spare, personal disc that often finds Williamson with the simple accompaniment of a single instrument.
World Cafe: Next Gorgeous Swedish Folk-Pop From Solander
February 17, 2014 - Our World Cafe: Next artists this week are the Swedish folk pop duo Solander who have just released their third album Monochromatic Memories. Songwriter and guitarist Fredrik Karlsson and keyboard/cello player Anja Linna set off to make one album about the natural world, but life intervened and it became an album about loss and travel and more.
World Cafe: Next - The “Jimi Hendrix of The Kora” and Joe Driscoll
Febuary 10, 2014 - For our World Cafe: Next we have a unique duo. Sekou Kouyate, from Guinea in West Africa, is the "Jimi Hendrix of the kora," electrifying the many stringed African Harp, and Joe Driscoll is an American living in England who is a rapper, beat boxer and loop maker.