Music

12:42pm

Mon October 31, 2011
World Cafe

T-Bone Burnett On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 4:42 pm

T Bone Burnett holds two trophies, one for Producer of the Year, at the Grammy Awards in 2002.

Lee Celano AFP/Getty Images

Legendary singer-songwriter and folk-rock pioneer T-Bone Burnett is known for his captivating solo material, but also for his role as a legendary producer of records by everyone from Roy Orbison to actor Jeff Bridges. In a new interview on World Cafe, Burnett sits down with host David Dye to reflect on some of his most famous projects.

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11:08am

Sun October 30, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Lisa Hannigan: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Sat October 29, 2011 7:47 pm

Mallory Benedict/NPR
  • Audio Only: Lisa Hannigan's Tiny Desk Concert

When Irish singer Lisa Hannigan came to the NPR Music offices a few weeks ago, she not only brought along with her one of the most gorgeous voices we've heard; she was also one of the warmest guests we've welcomed.

Prior to kicking off her solo career, Hannigan made her name performing alongside Damien Rice. She just released her second album, the lush and beautiful Passenger.

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11:07am

Sun October 30, 2011
Music Interviews

Lisa Hannigan's Path To Gorgeous

Originally published on Sat October 29, 2011 7:30 pm

Lisa Hannigan's second album, Passenger, is out now.

Courtesy of the artist.

No less a musical authority than All Songs Considered has called Lisa Hannigan's voice "gorgeous." Elsewhere, the Irish singer's music has been described as ethereal, mesmerizing, whimsical and sublime. In 2008, after years of performing with her countryman Damien Rice, Hannigan set out on her own.

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10:50am

Sun October 30, 2011
Music Interviews

The U.S. Army's Rock 'N' Roll Past

A rare photo of East of Underground in performance. The band formed while its members were stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War.

Courtesy of Now Again Records

The thought of army music evokes a certain tradition — say, trumpets and drums in the style of "Pershing's Own." But that tradition was set on its ear back in the late 1960s and early '70s, when the PFCs stationed overseas formed their own pop bands. And instead of breaking them up, Army brass sent them on tour.

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7:22pm

Sat October 29, 2011
Music

David Dye On 20 Years Of 'World Cafe'

David Dye has hosted WXPN's World Cafe since it hit the airwaves 20 years ago this month.

Joe del Tufo WXPN

Twenty years ago, in October 1991, a little college radio station in Philadelphia made a big splash when it launched a music program called World Cafe.

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