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Welcome To Planet Kamasi Washington

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The rules of musical gravity don't apply for the spirited saxophonist, composer and producer.


Gary Clark Jr. Shows Impressive Musical Range On 'This Land'

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Austin native's latest album This Land incorporates punk, soul and even hip-hop.


From The Lumineers To 'Rattlesnake' Kate, Neyla Pekarek Goes Solo

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Lumineers cellist left the band this past fall. In January, she officially struck out on her own with a solo album, Rattlesnake.


Macy Gray Has An Honest Optimism

Monday, February 18, 2019

Ruby, Macy Gray's latest album, brings many similarities to her last, The Id. It's funny and funky, never saccharine, always uplifting.


Listening For The Future During Black History Month

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste, New Yorker writer Briana Younger and NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael join World Cafe for a spirited conversation on the black creators shaping the future of music.


Tales From Glasgow's Most Storied Music Venues

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

BBC Radio Scotland presenter, music journalist and author Nicola Meighan takes us around the city during our Sense Of Place visit.


J.S. Ondara's Sound Is Extraordinary And His Story Is Even Better

Monday, February 11, 2019

Ondara grew up in Nairobi, Kenya with big dreams of becoming a musician in the U.S. Hear a studio performance of songs from his debut album, Tales Of America.


10 Sessions From Grammy-Nominated 'World Cafe' Guests

Friday, February 08, 2019

Listen back to sessions from 2019 Grammy nominees who have come through our doors this past year.


Steve Forbert's Story Spans 2 Media

Monday, February 04, 2019

It's been 40 years since Steve Forbert released his debut album, Alive on Arrival, and he's marked the occasion with a new album and a new memoir.


Cat Power Means People Power

Friday, February 01, 2019

Chan Marshall performs live and talks about her journey to 2018's Wanderer, a powerful realization she had with Lana Del Rey and the true meaning behind her band name.


How The Band Out Lines Turns True Tales Into Music

Thursday, January 31, 2019

World Cafe takes a trip to Glasgow to hear about Kathryn Joseph and James Graham's life-changing act of taking other people's stories and turning them into songs.


Oh Pep! Makes Unpredictable Pop

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Melbourne-based band has always got a bent note or quirky chord progression up its proverbial sleeve.


Gregory Alan Isakov On Barn Tunes And Sand Dunes

Monday, January 28, 2019

Take a trip to the farm in Colorado where Isakov created his latest album, Evening Machines.


Jim James: The Musical Magic Of Tidying Up

Friday, January 25, 2019

The My Morning Jacket frontman reflects on some of the truths he's found in his own lyrics, including his thoughts on drinking and struggles to stay in the moment.


When In Glasgow, See Martha Ffion!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Recommended by locals, Martha Ffion treated World Cafe to songs from her debut full length album, Sunday Best.


David Crosby Keeps The Harmonies Coming

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Even in his 70s, Crosby's stretching sounds in ways that seem to surprise and delight even the musician himself.


Mumford & Sons Get Acoustic Again On World Cafe

Friday, January 18, 2019

The members of Mumford & Sons went through a lot of personal changes that fed into writing the band's fourth album, Delta.


'Rip It Up': A Tour Through Scottish Pop History

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

World Cafe went on a tour of the National Museum of Scotland's exhibition dedicated to Scottish pop music with the man who wrote the book on it, BBC Radio Scotland host Vic Galloway.


Amy Ray Isn't Afraid To 'Holler'

Monday, January 14, 2019

Ray's in love with a place that doesn't always love her back. But she draws creative fuel from the differences of opinion.


Elephant Sessions On World Cafe

Thursday, January 10, 2019

World Cafe takes a trip to Glasgow, Scotland for a Sense Of Place session with this festival favorite.