Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:06:00 -0400David Dye welcomes Hard Working Americans on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Todd Snider, a masterful solo artist, decided to form a band in 2013 and recruited his friends, including bassist Dave Schools of Widespread Panic and guitarist Neal Casal from Ryan Adams' band, The Cardinals. Today, we'll hear about their new album, Rest in Chaos, and Hard Working Americans play live.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:03:00 -0400David Dye welcomes Amos Lee on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Since his debut in 2005, the soulful Philadelphia singer-songwriter has released a string of acclaimed records that have captivated a national audience. His music has always had a touch of R&B, but even more so on the new self-produced album, Spirit, as we'll hear in today's live performance. And, Lee will share the meaning behind some of the new songs.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:01:00 -0400BADBADNOTGOOD join David Dye on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Canadian instrumental group became internet sensations for their jazz-hip hop mix in 2010, before releasing their first album. Along with four of their own records, they've since collaborated with a number of rappers, like Ghostface Killah and Mick Jenkins, which the band talks about today. And they'll play new music from their album, IV, live.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:21:00 -0400David Dye welcomes Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They were immediately popular when they debuted in 2007, led by Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos, who has since left the group. On the band's new album PersonA, many of the songs deal with Ebert's attempts to reinvent the Edward Sharpe character he created. We'll hear about that in today's interview, along with a live performance.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:51:00 -0400Margaret Glaspy is David Dye's guest on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. She spent a semester at the Berklee School of Music in Boston mastering her songwriting craft, and now the 26 year old has released her debut LP Emotions & Math to critical acclaim. Today, don't miss a conversation with Glaspy about how the record came to be, plus a live performance.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:12:00 -0400Bonnie Bishop is David Dye's guest on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. After more than a decade in Nashville, she decided to take a break from music in 2014 and moved back to her native Texas. She'd nearly given up on her recording career when revered producer Dave Cobb called and turned her in a more soulful direction. Today, Bishop talks about her transformation and plays songs from the new album, Ain't Who I Was, live.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 10:02:00 -0400On this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye welcomes Xenia Rubinos. She's a remarkable artist from Brooklyn, with a Puerto Rican and Cuban background. Her new, second album, Black Terry Cat, is full of joy and inventiveness as we'll hear in today's live performance. Plus, Rubinos talks about her cultural identity and the political themes on the record.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:22:00 -0400David Dye welcomes Allen Stone on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The soulful singer-songwriter is back with a new expanded reissue of his album, Radius, with extra tracks. As we'll hear in this interview, his expectations weren't met when major label Capitol Records initially released the record, and now the reissue is out on ATO. Stone also shares about the dark and joyful emotions behind the songs and performs live today.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:34:00 -0400David Dye welcomes the Violent Femmes on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They developed a cult following with their 1983 self-titled debut, and as word eventually spread, the record went gold four years later. We Can Do Anything, released in May, is their first new material since 2000. Today, original members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie perform before a live studio audience, and they discuss the band's early days.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:34:00 -0400David Dye welcomes Elizabeth Cook on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Nashville singer-songwriter is a Grand Ole Opry member, and has been making records since around the time she joined in 2000. Her new one, Exodus of Venus, follows a period of great upheaval in her life, including deaths in the family and divorce. The music is darker and rocks more than previous releases, as well hear in today's live set, and Cook talks about the writing process for the album.