Here are the artists coming up this week on WORLD CAFÉ with host Talia Schlanger:
Monday, February 5th - Lee Ranaldo
Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo’s new solo album Electric Trim features guest performances from Sharon Van Etten, Nels Cline of Wilco, Kid Millions and others. On the next World Cafe Lee Ranaldo performs live, talks about his unique approach to playing guitar and shares his thoughts on a potential Sonic Youth reunion.
Tuesday, February 6th – Calexico
Longtime friends of World Café, the band Calexico continues their tradition of turning Western Americana and Latin influence into a jangly desert mashup on their new album The Thread That Keeps Us. Calexico performs live and lead singer Joey Burns explains how his band’s inclusive and borderless worldview creeps into the lyrics on their latest release.
Wednesday, February 7th – Nashville Session: Moon Taxi
Moon Taxi have a hit with "Two High" - the song has been streamed 72 million times on Spotify and it earned them the label of “overnight success”. Overnight isn't quite the word for it though - the band has been making music for a decade now though they recently released their major label debut, Let the Record Play.
Thursday, February 8th – RL Boyce, H2 Encore Sherman Holmes
Mississippi Hill Country Blues master RL Boyce jams with North Mississippi All-Stars leader Luther Dickenson in a groove driven mini concert on the next World Cafe. Dickenson also produced Boyce's second, long awaited 2017 album Roll and Tumble.
Friday, February 9th – Turning the Tables: Beyoncé and Solange
In July NPR Music published the Turning the Tables list, highlighting the 150 greatest albums by women. On the next World Cafe, Ann Powers, who spearheaded the project, and a trio of NPR music writers discuss two of the most powerful women who have shaped the cultural conversation in recent years, the Knowles sisters – Beyoncé and Solange.
Next week on World Café -
Monday, February 12th – The Barr Brother’s
Tuesday, February 13th – Good Booty
Wednesday, February 14th – NEEDLE DROP: TBD
Thursday, February 15th – The Blind Boys of Alabama
Friday, February 16th – Lana Del Rey
World Café airs every weekday starting at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!