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David Dye

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Hear A New Bob Weir Song, 'Lay My Lily Down'

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Grateful Dead guitarist co-wrote the new song with Josh Ritter. It's a haunting tune, sung in the voice of a father as he buries his daughter.

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Weekend LISTening: 10 Great Duos Who Couldn't Keep It Together

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Not every partnership is built to last. From The White Stripes to Sonny & Cher, here are 10 talented, if temporary, musical duos.

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World Cafe #TBT: Classic Beach Boys Songs

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Conjure up the sounds of the beach with some of the quintessential surf-rock band's best tracks.

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Weekend LISTening: 7 Medal-Worthy Collaborations With Brazilian Artists

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The competitive spirit may reign at the Olympics, but these songs — featuring musicians from this year's host country — are all about international collaboration.

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World Cafe #TBT: 5 Degrees Of Gregg Allman

Thursday, August 11, 2016

These five collaborators and musical influences, including Floyd Miles and Derek Trucks, have helped shape the pioneering blues-rock musician's career.

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Weekend LISTening: 8 Great Debut Albums

Friday, August 05, 2016

Many great artists take a while to reach their zenith, but how many artists' careers were defined by their first albums?

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World Cafe #TBT: 1993

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Indulge in '90s nostalgia with a playlist highlighting The Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair and more.

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Weekend LISTening: 5 August Albums To Beat The Summer Doldrums

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Autumn tends to be prime new-music season, but the summer's not over yet. Preview five albums due during next month's relative calm.

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Weekend LISTening: The L.A. Punk Scene When X Began

Saturday, July 23, 2016

In honor of World Cafe's recent interview with X's John Doe, hear a playlist of influential punk.

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Weekend LISTening: World Cafe's 11 Favorite Glaswegian Bands

Friday, July 08, 2016

Today's World Cafe guest, Frightened Rabbit, inspires this weekend's list of fellow Glasgow bands.

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Songs We Love: Local Natives, 'Fountain Of Youth'

Thursday, July 07, 2016

The California band lets the world become its studio for its shiny new album Sunlit Youth. In an anthemic track, it embraces reinvention.

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Public Radio's Top 10 Songs Of 2016 (So Far)

Monday, July 04, 2016

Join World Cafe for a countdown of the 10 most-played songs on public radio's rock stations this year.

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Remembering Bluegrass Singer Ralph Stanley

Friday, June 24, 2016

The genre-defining singer joined World Cafe in 2002 for a career-spanning conversation.

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Songs We Love: Okkervil River, 'Okkervil River R.I.P.'

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"I'm trying to correct mistakes I made before and do it right," Will Sheff says of his forthcoming album, Away. The opening track is a gorgeous seven-minute ride of reflection and metaphor.

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World Cafe Presents: Ray LaMontagne, 'Hey, No Pressure'

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Ray LaMontagne says the shape of his sixth album, Ouroboros, revealed itself to him as a whole in a dream. An easy-to-interpret dream, at that: A colorful puzzle representing the songs assembled itself as a whole picture as he slept.

LaMontagne worked with My Morning Jacket's ...

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Listen: 10 World Cafe Sessions With This Year's Grammy Nominees

Saturday, February 13, 2016

There was a time when the world of World Cafe and the world of the Grammys only intersected with a few Contemporary Folk nominees. These days, that category doesn't even exist — hello, Americana! — and World Cafe guests like Melbourne's Courtney Barnett are cropping up ...

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Songs We Love: The Lumineers, 'Ophelia'

Friday, February 05, 2016

The imminent release of The Lumineers' second album, Cleopatra, warrants the cliche "long-awaited." It isn't simply the fact that the self-titled debut by the unassuming Denver trio came out almost four years ago (April 2012), but because it was the rare case of a new folk-rock artist making a ...

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David Dye's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

David Dye has been hosting NPR's World Cafe for almost 25 years. Needless to say, he's heard his fair share of music in that time, but each year offers something new and different to love.

This year, Dye fell for a mix of albums spanning many forms of ...

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World Cafe Presents: Peter Bjorn And John

Friday, August 07, 2015

The highlight of World Cafe's recent Sense Of Place visit to Stockholm, Sweden, was a session recorded at X-Level Studios. Guests included The Amazing and Jose Gonzalez — and Peter Bjorn And John, who treated the show to some brand-new, unreleased songs from an album currently ...

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World Cafe Presents: Saun & Starr

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Saun & Starr — that's Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe — have spent many years singing soul and R&B in and around New York City. After meeting at an open-mic night in 1986, Lowe and Williams became fast friends and musical partners; the two eventually began singing ...

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