Sat February 12, 2011
Music Interviews

The Civil Wars: A Chance Meeting, An Internet Sensation

When The Civil Wars' song "Poison and Wine" debuted at the end of an episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, it set off a flurry of activity. Viewers scrambled to the Internet to find out more about John Paul White and Joy Williams' band.

More than half a million people have watched the YouTube video for the song — which almost didn't make it to the Web in time.

White says the duo found out the show was going to use the song only four days ahead of time.

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Tue February 8, 2011
World Cafe

Justin Townes Earle On World Cafe

With his acoustic-pop sensibilities and mix of rock, bluegrass, and folk influences, Justin Townes Earle has earned the respect of critics and musicians all over — an accomplishment all the more greater considering what he's been through to gain respect.

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Sun February 6, 2011
First Listen

First Listen: PJ Harvey, 'Let England Shake'

Originally published on Wed February 16, 2011 5:43 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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Thu February 3, 2011
World Cafe

In Memoriam: Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 2:52 pm

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died Wednesday. In 2011, he stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

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Thu January 27, 2011
Strange News

First Beatles Scholar Graduates Master's Program

A former Miss Canada finalist has become the first graduate of a Liverpool university's groundbreaking degree program based on analyzing the Beatles' music and their impact on Western culture. Liverpool Hope University officials believe the master's program offers the first advanced degree based on the life and times of the Fab Four.