World Cafe on KRVS

Monday-Thursday 9:00-11:00 AM
David Dye

Since 1991, World Cafe has showcased contemporary music, serving up an eclectic blend of blues, rock, folk and alternative country. David Dye hosts the program from member station WXPN in Philadelphia. Each show centers on David's "performance chat" with a featured artist or band.

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World Cafe
2:48 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Twin Shadow On World Cafe

Twin Shadow.
Milan Zrnic Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 7:10 am

Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Florida, releasing his first album in 2010; his third, Eclipse, came out in March.

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World Cafe
2:50 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

World Cafe Next: John Moreland

John Moreland.
Kris Payne Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 3:35 pm

This week's World Cafe: Next artist, John Moreland, is an Americana singer-songwriter from Oklahoma who just released his second album, High On Tulsa Heat.

Before turning to songwriting, Moreland was in a metal band; nowadays, though, his work channels a deep well of emotion and pain. In this segment, you can hear two of his songs, which can also be downloaded here.

World Cafe
2:41 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

The London Souls On World Cafe

The London Souls.
Rocco Peditto WXPN

The London Souls' members aren't from London; instead, they form a drum-and-guitar duo based in Brooklyn, where they carve their music out of the best of '60s psychedelic rock and soul.

Tash Neal (guitar) and Chris St. Hilaire (drums) have extraordinary communication live. On record, their music sounds like an undiscovered gem of British psychedelic rock or a lost Cream song.

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World Cafe
2:57 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

The McCrary Sisters On World Cafe

The McCrary Sisters.
Courtesy of the artist

Our guests today, the Nashville based gospel group The McCrary Sisters, have a new album produced by Buddy Miller called Let's Go. It's their third. They released their debut in 2011.

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World Cafe
10:22 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Jim White Vs. The Packway Handle Band On World Cafe

Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band.
Courtesy of the artist

Jim White, the Southern-born filmmaker turned singer-songwriter turned novelist, has a new album — or at least half of one. Jim now lives in Athens, Ga., where he's become friends with a longtime local bluegrass group, The Packway Handle Band. When they asked him to produce their album, he said yes, but only if he could join the band and have them do some of his tunes. That's where the name of this project, Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, comes from.

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