Coming up on World Cafe - June 9th through June 15th, 2017:
Friday, June 9, 2017
Latin Country band The Mavericks play a mini concert from WXPN’s Non-CommVention and our Nashville correspondent Ann Powers talks Country Music Awards.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Grammy winning bluesman Robert Cray recorded his latest album at Royal Studios in Memphis with members of the legendary Hi Rhythm Section. The record was produced by drummer Steve Jordan who has played in the Saturday Night Live band and the John Mayer trio. Robert Cray and Steve Jordan talk with David Dye and perform live.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Rihannon Giddens and her producer Dirk Powell join World Cafe Nashville correspondent Ann Powers with the new album Freedom Highway. Giddens shares what it was like to inhabit African American voices from the past in songs like "At the Purchaser's Option" and how slavery was wrapped into the fabric of all of American society.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
When John Mayer was writing his new album The Search for Everything, he decided every song “better make you hurt or make you feel something or make you move”. The songwriter goes deep on which tunes made him feel the most and why, as we revisit our conversation from April with John Mayer.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
If you’re a Sheryl Crow fan, at some point you’ve put on one of her old records for inspiration… Turns out – she does the exact same thing! Or at least she did when it came to make her latest record called Be Myself. We revisit our interview with Sheryl from later April, where we talked about recapturing her early 90s spirt and hear her perform new songs.