World Cafe

Monday - Friday 7pm
David Dye

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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Audio Archive

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:33pm
    Pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith visits host David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The longtime Minneapolis favorite rose to national attention in 2010 with the acclaimed disc, The Reluctant Graveyard, and now he returns with Heart Murmurs. We'll hear some of the new songs live today, plus Messersmith shares about his songwriting process.
  • Monday, April 7, 2014 10:13am
    The Pixies join host David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Debuting in 1987, they became indie icons with albums like Surfer Rosa and Doolittle before going on a twelve-year hiatus. Last year, The Pixies recorded new music that has so far been released on two EPS. We'll hear some of those songs live, as well as old hits, and they discuss the recent departure of original bassist, Kim Deal.
  • Monday, March 31, 2014 9:03am
    On this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, Michaela Majoun welcomes Lake Street Dive. After nearly a decade together, it was their recent show-stopping performance in the documentary Another Day, Another Time that captured wide-spread attention. They released a new album, Bad Self Portraits, just last month, and today Lake Street Dive play live and recall their start as jazz students.
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:33am
    Hurray For The Riff Raff visit host David Dye on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Lead singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra left her Bronx home at age 17 to ride the rails across the country before landing in New Orleans. Now, her band has released their debut Americana album, Small Town Heroes. In this episode, Hurray For The Riff Raff perform live and Segarra talks about her unconventional musical education.
  • Monday, March 17, 2014 3:13pm
    Dumpstaphunk join host David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Ivan Neville, son of Aaron Neville, originally formed the band for a New Orleans Jazz Fest appearance, but they've continued playing together for a decade. As explained in today's interview, Dumpstaphunk worked with guests like Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ani DiFranco on their new album, plus we'll hear live songs from Dirty Word.

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2:30pm

Tue January 25, 2011
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Bert Jansch On World Cafe

Considered one of the most prolific folk artists to date, Bert Jansch is not only an award winning multi-instrumentalist, but also an inspiration to many.

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2:20pm

Mon January 24, 2011
World Cafe

Grace Potter And The Nocturnals On World Cafe

Authentic and inspiring, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals' rootsy sound has won the band fans in cities all over the country. Potter's soulful, bluesy voice draws frequent comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, and the band has won plenty of awards, from several Boston Music Awards (Album of the Year and Best Female Vocalist of the Year) to a Jammy for Best New Groove.

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2:30pm

Fri January 21, 2011
World Cafe

The Decemberists On World Cafe

Originally published on Tue January 14, 2014 6:39 pm

The Decemberists have been on hiatus for quite a while — so long that the non-Colin Meloy members of the band have their own group, Black Prairie. We love these musicians together, and that's why we picked their session from 2011's The King Is Dead to feature on Vintage Cafe.

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2:30pm

Wed January 19, 2011
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Stornoway On World Cafe

Born at Oxford University, Stornoway has gone from friends jamming together and bonding over Teenage Fanclub to releasing an acclaimed debut album, Beachcomber's Windowsill, last fall.

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2:30pm

Tue January 18, 2011
World Cafe

Chocolate Genius, Inc. On World Cafe

Chocolate Genius, Inc. started out as the alter ego of New York singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson. Based in New York, Thompson began his solo career in the 1980s and made his mark on the scene with Chocolate Genius' 1998 debut album, Black Music. In the years following, Thompson scored films and theater productions and continued to record albums as Chocolate Genius on the side, including GodMusic (2001) and Black Yankee Rock (2005).

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