John Myers

Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED public radio

John Myers appears in the following:

Japanese Breakfast Has A Full Plate

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Michelle Zauner has an incredibly rich creative life. She makes music as Japanese Breakfast, scores video games, directs music videos and more.


'It Rains Love' On Lee Fields And The Expressions

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Run your finger across the song titles and liner notes of Lee Fields' latest album and you might guess Fields is a singer invested in spreading love through soulful music.


Ian Noe Reflects On Growing Up In Rural Kentucky

Monday, September 09, 2019

Ian Noe has an incredible way with words, but on his debut album, they are not the most uplifting or pleasant.


Craig Finn Is Interested In The High And The Hangover

Friday, September 06, 2019

The people at the heart of Craig Finn's songs have seen a lot, but are trying to do the right thing.


A Hill Country Blues Riff Lesson From Cedric Burnside

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Hear why the multi-instrumentalist feels like he made it after growing up in a very poor environment.


A Trumpet Made Of Bullets And The Kids Who Inspired It Take Hope Around The Country

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Instrument of Hope, a trumpet made partly of bullets and inspired by the survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., mass shooting, is touring the country to promote healing.


T Bone Burnett On Producing Legends And Singing His Own Tunes

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The record producer has collected some of his thoughts on an album called The Invisible Light: Acoustic Space, his first new solo work in 11 years.


Shovels & Rope Celebrates A New Album, New Baby, A New Book And A Festival

Monday, August 12, 2019

By Blood is the latest album from the duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst and it resonates out into all of their work.


Susto Winks At The Notion Of Losing His Mind

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Susto's Ever Since I Lost My Mind is as much about his family relationship as it is about his use of psychedelics.


Calexico And Iron & Wine, A Collaboration Renewed

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Years to Burn is a beautiful slow-burn of an album that often feels at ease, and occasionally doesn't resemble either of the bands that made it.


Perry Farrell Talks Motivation For 'Kind Heaven'

Thursday, August 01, 2019

The charismatic singer has been as successful onstage as he has off, from Lollapalooza to Jane's Addiction.


Molly Burch Isn't Just A Voice. She's Got The Songwriting Chops To Back It Up.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The classically-trained vocalist just announced a new project, Ballads. But when she stopped by World Cafe, it was to discuss her most recent full-length album, First Flower.


Lukas Nelson's Message Is Simple: 'Go Play Outside'

Monday, July 22, 2019

Lukas Nelson's latest record, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden), includes plenty of guests. Neil Young, Margo Price, and yes, Lukas' dad, Willie Nelson, all appear on the album.


Duff McKagan & Shooter Jennings' 'Tenderness' Is Art In Motion

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Between gigs with time on his hands, Duff, the Guns N' Roses bassist, recorded Tenderness, produced by his old friend, Shooter.


Briston Maroney Is Writing Powerful Rock Songs With Grit And Heart

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Maroney's young, but he has lived a lot of life. He wears his experiences in a way that really makes you want to root for him and his dreams.


Rodrigo Y Gabriela Find Inner Peace With 'Mettavolution'

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The duo conveys compassion through the music and emotion felt on its latest album, Mettavolution.


Molly Tuttle Plays A Mean Guitar On 'When You're Ready'

Monday, July 08, 2019

Watching Molly Tuttle's fingers fly across a guitar with dizzying speed and graceful precision is nothing short of remarkable.


Ben Dickey Lives On The 'Outskirts' And Takes A Star-Making Turn

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The roots singer-songwriter shares songs from his latest album, A Glimmer On The Outskirts and how he ended up starring in a biopic directed by Ethan Hawke.


Johnathan Rice's 'The Long Game' Is Not Quite A Breakup Record

Monday, June 24, 2019

Though it serves as a partial reflection on his relationship with Jenny Lewis, there's more to Rice's latest album.


Willie Nelson On Cowboys, 'Crazy' and CBD-Infused Coffee

Friday, June 21, 2019

It's been about a year since World Cafe caught up with Willie, and he's been busy!