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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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Monday, December 16, 2013 11:44amOn this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, host David Dye welcomes Donald Fagen of Steely Dan. He's written a new memoir called Eminent Hipsters. In this wide-ranging interview, Fagen discusses jazz radio, science fiction, and how he met Steely Dan co-founder, Walter Becker.
Monday, December 9, 2013 9:58amOne of America's greatest songwriters, Jimmy Webb, visits host David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and R.E.M. are among the artists who have covered his songs, which include chart-topping hits of the '60s like "Up, Up and Away" and "Wichita Lineman." Webb is at the piano today to talk songwriting and perform his own music from the new record, Still Within the Sound of My Voice.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:33pmDavid Dye hosts an extended interview with Graham Nash on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Crosby, Stills & Nash musician shares amazing stories today, many of which are chronicled in his new memoir, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life. Nash talks about growing up in Manchester England, his work with The Hollies, and the first time he harmonized with David Crosby and Stephen Stills.
Monday, November 18, 2013 7:24pmOn this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, host David Dye is joined by Brendan Canning. With his collective, Broken Social Scene, now on hiatus, the Canadian singer-songwriter has released a new solo album, called You Gots 2 Chill. He showcases some of the laid-back folk songs in a one-of-a-kind performance today, and Canning talks about the changing physical and cultural landscape of his Toronto hometown.
Monday, November 18, 2013 7:24pmDavid Dye welcomes Basia Bulat on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. A songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, she plays the autoharp and charango among others in this fantastic live set drawn from her new album, Tall Tall Shadow. Plus, the Toronto native shares insights about the arts in her hometown and Bulat will discuss her approach to the new record.