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Since 1991, World Cafe has been a premier showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. The show is hosted by long-time Philadelphia radio personality David Dye.
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Monday, October 13, 2014 8:23amChris Smither is David Dye's guest on the World Cafe. The bluesman, singer, and songwriter has released a new double-disc collection to commemorate his 50 years of music making. It's called Still on the Levee and includes material from throughout his career, re-recorded in his birthplace, New Orleans. He plays for a live audience today and discusses his early days and the advice he would give to his younger self.
Monday, October 6, 2014 3:13pmTori Amos is David Dye's guest on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The singer-songwriter who released her breakthrough debut, Little Earthquakes, over 20 years ago has continued to challenge herself, exploring genres from to rock to pop to classical over the years. She talks about her musical experimentation today and performs songs from her new release, Unrepentant Geraldines, in front of an audience at World Cafe Live.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:54pmOn this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye welcomes Sarah McLachlan. She recently released her first album in four years, called Shine On, and as we'll learn today, it comes after a particularly traumatic time for the Canadian singer-songwriter, with the passing of her father and her marriage ending. Don't miss this in-depth conversation, plus Sarah McLachlan's live performance.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:54pmOught visit host David Dye on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. More Than Any Other Day is the new debut album from the four-piece, which formed in Montreal while studying at McGill University in 2012. Their post-punk music was influenced by the student protests that engulfed the city that year, as they'll explain in an insightful interview today. Plus, Ought perform live.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:54pmHost David Dye welcomes Jonathan Wilson on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. His music channels the L.A. folk-rock sound of the '70s, and like-minded bands like Dawes and Father John Misty have sought him out as a producer. A host of collaborators and contributors joined Wilson on his new, second album Fanfare, as he'll discuss today, and Wilson performs with his band before a live audience.