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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
10:56 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Asleep At The Wheel On World Cafe

Asleep at the Wheel.
Wyatt McSpadden Courtesy of the artist

Asleep at the Wheel has been together for 45 years. They're the best-known and hardest-working western swing band around. Western swing is a genre of music that developed in Texas and Oklahoma in the 1930's combining country songs with jazz players and arrangements. It was primarily dance music and its king was Bob Wills.

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World Cafe
4:12 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Vintage Cafe: Steve Winwood

Steven Winwood.
Courtesy of the artist

Today's Vintage Cafe looks back to 2003, around the time Steve Winwood made a return to rock with the album About Time. He'd had a string of massive, synth-driven pop hits in the '80s ("Higher Love," et al), but clearly felt more comfortable revisiting his roots in bands like Traffic, Blind Faith and the Spencer Davis Group.

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World Cafe
3:52 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Latin Roots: Jovem Guarda

Erasmo Carlos.
Courtesy of the artist

A revolutionary Brazilian music and arts movement in 1960s Brazil, Tropicalia gave the world the initial offerings of superstars Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes and others. Today on Latin Roots, Ernesto Lechner discusses another Brazilian movement from the mid-'60s: Jovem Guarda. While Tropicalia drew on Brazilian influences, the artists of Jovem Guarda were more directly influenced by The Beatles and music from abroad.

Hear Lechner's Jovem Guarda Spotify playlist on this page.

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World Cafe
3:44 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

JJ Grey & Mofro On World Cafe

JJ Grey.
Kelsey Stanger WXPN

JJ Grey lives in Northern Florida on what used to be his family's pecan farm — a perfect place for a band like Mofro to practice in solitude. It's in the Northern Florida/Georgia sweet spot for soul singers, another way it's ideal for Grey.

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World Cafe
1:13 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

New Madrid On World Cafe

New Madrid.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:00 am

The Athens, Ga., indie-rock band New Madrid has released two albums, including last year's Sunswimmer, since forming in 2012. The group members acquired a space far enough outside town that they could live together and work on their songs in relative privacy. This allows them to get inspired by Athens' music scene and run home to jam and explore new ideas in the middle of the night.

On this episode of World Cafe, the band performs a few of its songs and discusses its name and history.

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