World Cafe en World Cafe Next: Sturgill Simpson Our <em>World Cafe: Next</em> artist this week is a singer-songwriter from Eastern Kentucky named Sturgill Simpson. Earlier this year he self-released his second album, <em>Metamodern Sounds in Country Music</em>. He has called it a "social consciousness" concept album disguised as a country record. That may be, but there is no disguising Sturgill's amazing voice and the songwriting on this record. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:18:00 +0000 59622 at World Cafe Next: Sturgill Simpson World Cafe Next: Bernhoft Our <em>World Cafe: Next</em> artist for this week is Norwegian singer-songwriter <a href="">Bernhoft</a>, who just released a new album of retro soul titled <em>Islander</em>. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:00:00 +0000 59484 at World Cafe Next: Bernhoft World Cafe Next: Floating Action Today's <em>World Cafe: Next</em> artist is Seth Kaufmann, better known by the name Floating Action. From his tiny studio in Black Mountain, N.C., Kaufmann created his latest album, <em>Body Questions</em>, which comes out at the end of the month. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:31:00 +0000 59305 at World Cafe Next: Floating Action World Cafe Next: Sam Morrow For our <em>World Cafe: Next</em> this week we are featuring the music of Sam Morrow's debut album, <em>Ephemeral</em>. Morrow is from the South. He's in his early 20s. His songs are almost all influenced by his recent struggle with addiction and the insights of its aftermath. But by no means is the album depressing — particularly the tracks we'll play today. Meet Sam Morrow. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:08:00 +0000 59132 at World Cafe Next: Sam Morrow World Cafe Next: Honeyblood This week's <em>World Cafe: Next </em>artist is Honeyblood, the Glaswegian duo of singer Stina Tweeddale and drummer Shona McVicar. The band's intriguing self-titled debut, released earlier this month, mixes country and folk with moments that veer into lo-fi punk. Download two of its songs here. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit <a href=""></a>.<img src=""/></div><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:43:00 +0000 58977 at World Cafe Next: Honeyblood