Not Dark Yet was recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. The album provides a potent look at the sisters' individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what's around the bend with a co-written 'Is It Too Much' to close out the ten-song set.
Here are the artists to listen for this week on World Cafe:
Monday, August 21, 2017
Before they had record deals, Jay-Z, DMX, Busta Rhymes and hundreds of others performed on an overnight college-radio show in New York. The hosts of that show are back with a new NPR podcast, What's Good with Stretch and Bobbito. Stretch & Bobbito on the next World Cafe.
Welsh pianist-singer-songwriter Judith Owen will be stopping by Studio A at KRCB-FM for a special SUNDAY interview with Doug Jayne - this Sunday August 20th at 3:00 pm.
Her first album, Emotions on a Postcard, debuted in the United States in 1996. 5 albums later brings us to her latest effort, Somebody's Child, released in March of this year on Twanky Records - a record label she co-founded with her husband Harry Shearer.
In the wake of the protests by neo-Nazis and white supremacists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has come under fire for not immediately and clearly condemning American racists. It’s not the first time. Trump and those close to him have often played down the threat of violence committed by white supremacists across the country.
This week, through interviews with key Trump supporters and advisers, we explore if we should have seen Charlottesville coming and if we should expect more race-based clashes on the way.
One of our producers, Neil Drumming, has recently become fascinated with Afrofuturism. It's more than sci-fi. It’s a way of looking at black culture that’s fantastic, creative, and oddly hopeful—which feels especially urgent during a time without a lot of optimism.
Listen to This American Life Friday nights at 7:00 pm, and repeating Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
The great Texas river city is a mix of Mexican, German, Anglo and African American cultures, among others. Home to the Texas Conjunto Festival and the International Accordion Festival, San Antonio is best known for Tex-Mex or Tejano music played by squeeze box masters like Flaco Jimenez, Narciso Martinez and Mingo Saldivar among many.
Ira Glass, creator of This American Life, heard on KRCB-FM Radio 91, will be presenting his live stage show AN EVENING WITH IRA GLASS: SEVEN THINGS I’VE LEARNED at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on Saturday, August 26 at 8:00 pm.
KRCB will be holding a members-only Meet & Greet with Ira before the show from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. If you have tickets to the show AND you are a member of KRCB, all you have to do is register with us to attend this members-only Meet & Greet.
Here is what's in store for your ears this week on World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger:
Monday, August 14, 2017
For more than fifty years, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has kept the pulse of New Orleans' musical traditions strong, but the rhythms of their latest album So It Is are infused with inspiration from the band's recent trip to Cuba. Preservation Hall Jazz Band delivers an explosive performance guaranteed to make you move on the next World Cafe.
Jason Eady joins us in the studio Tuesday 8/15 to talk about his new release 'Daylight and Dark', and play a tune or two. Recorded in Nashville, Jason's sixth release is "a collection of real stories populated with real characters." A songwriter in the tradition of Don Williams and Merle Haggard, both cited as big influences, he is the real deal, a storyteller.
Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff.
David Rakoff died on August 9, 2012. He’d appeared on This American Life 25 times, first in 1996, during the third month of the show; his last appearance was just a few weeks before he died. He was on the program so often that in putting together this week’s show, we realized we could tell a lot of his life story, simply through things he said on the show. So this week we do just that, with excerpts from some of his favorite stories over the years.
This week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce features fiery picking and beautiful harmonies from one of the very best bluegrass bands of all time, Blue Highway. Rhiannon Giddens also returns with a powerful solo performance that features banjo and beat box. Exciting acoustic band Flatt Lonesome show why they’ve earned multiple awards and nominations in just 5 short years.
Host Jorma Kaukonen introduces each show's featured artist in a series of concerts recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. An eclectic blend of performances including blues, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and jazz. Featured artists include Chris Smither, Happy Traum, Hot Tuna, It's a Beautiful Day, Roy Book Binder, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ruthie Foster, Bob Margolin, and many more.
This week - we hear the second set from Bill Kirchen and Jimmie Dale Gilmore in a duo performance recorded April 8, 2017 at the Fur Peace Ranch.
Our guests this week on Art of the Song are Iain Matthews and Andy Roberts of Plainsong. Plainsong was a British folk-rock band, formed in early 1972 by Iain Matthews (formerly of Fairport Convention), Andy Roberts and 2 others. The original group split up before the end of that same year. Some eighteen years later, Andy encountered Iain when he was performing in a pub in Brighton, and the two decided to revive Plainsong. In 2014 they recorded some songs of Richard Farina, to mark the approaching 50th anniversary of his death.
Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy tells of the impact on his songs of growing up in the blue-collar town, Belleville, Illinois. Music became his creative outlet in high school and lead to founding the seminal Americana band, Uncle Tupelo. We hear from Jeff in his Chicago studio "The Loft" about the emergence of Wilco and the place that making music has in his life, including work with Woody Guthrie’s lyrics and producing records with Mavis Staples.
Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, Comcast 961, w/app @iTunes store and Google Play)
Once Roland (that's meeeee!) gets an idea in his head, it can be very difficult to change to a different idea - - at least, that's what my mother used to tell me. So...in the last couple of weeks, I've become addicted to Something Completely Different shows that feature three musical groups or individuals that somehow fit together - - and, yes, the operant word is "somehow".
This week’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce features a set from genre-bending jam grass heroes Leftover Salmon, fresh off their busy summer festival touring schedule. You’ll also hear songs from Americana sweetheart Elizabeth Cook, who can be counted on to mix the humorous with the poignant. Cris Jacobs makes his return to the show, earning plenty of new fans in the process. West Virginia fan favorites Quiet make their Mountain Stage debut, and things kick off with the funky creole sounds of the Royal Southern Brotherhood.
This week on eTown: José González / Mandolin Orange; ECHIEVEMENT AWARD: Ruth Libby
In this back-by-popular-demand airing, eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Swedish indie folk artist José González and his band for a first visit to eTown. Also with us is North Carolina-based musical duo Mandolin Orange. It’s a musical combination like no other this week, plus a great eChievement Award story about a woman who is keeping office supplies out of landfills and getting them into the hands of teachers. Be sure to tune in or podcast!
In this week’s encore broadcast, eclectic Americana multi-instrumentalists Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys make their first visit to eTown’s solar-powered stage to share their forward-looking take on American roots music. Also joining us for the first time is Swedish/Icelandic female folk duo My Bubba who share their sparse and beautiful music, as well as stories about their experiences in circus school and side jobs as locomotive engineers.
Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, Comcast 961, w/app @iTunes store & Google Play)
As many of you know, I love to pick three musicians or groups that I feel complement each other in some fashion, build a show around them, in which I repeat the trio ten times for a total of thirty songs (or thereabouts). So...it's happening again, friends, this coming Tuesday.