Brandi Carlile

The Newport Folk Festival takes place every year at the end of July, 3 days, 4 stages, and a whole bunch of amazing musicians. On the next World Cafe, we’re going to listen to some of the recordings NPR Music’s Technical Director Josh Rogosin took over the course of the annual festival, and hear live performances from Brandi Carlile, The Lone Bellow, Margo Price, Toots and the Maytalls, Lucius, Darlingside, Glen Hansard and Moses Sumney. Hear all the collaborations, the cover songs, and the powerful messages of the 59th Annual Newport Folk Festival, coming up on World Cafe.

We hit the open road to hear tales of adventure and woe from honky-tonkers and hobos, train-hoppers and busking bohemians. En route we talk with Washington folk singer Brandi Carlile, who dropped out of high school to cut it as a touring musician, and New Orleans' Meschiya Lake, about her journey from circus performer to jazz chanteuse.

Today's Dave Matthews Band is different from the 1991 outfit that defied rock and roll logic with the combination of jazz saxophonist LeRoi Moore and classical violinist Boyd Tinsley. LeRoi tragically passed away a decade ago, and Boyd left the band earlier this year. In a conversation with host Talia Schlanger, Dave talks about the state of DMB now - after releasing their new album, Come Tomorrow. We'll also hear how LeRoi still influences him, and what happened when Dave and his daughter ran into Brandi Carlile at the March for Our Lives. All this and a live performance.

This week on the BGS Radio Hour we’ve got new music from The Travelin’ McCourys and Parker Millsap, a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to play deep inside a cave in the Tennessee Mountains with Brandi Carlile, and we bring you music from some of this year’s nominees for the Americana Music Awards including Margo Price, Jason Isbell, and Molly Tuttle.

The KRCB-FM Radio 91 "Spring Fundraiser" has begun, and runs through Saturday, March 24!

The KRCB-FM Radio 91 "Spring Fundraiser" is fast approaching - it begins this Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 pm! 

Here is what to listen for on World Cafe this week:

Monday, March 12th – Siddhartha Khosla  

The hit NBC TV show “This Is Us” wraps up its second season Tuesday night. We talk to the guy who underscores the drama - the show’s composer. He’s also the frontman of the indie band Goldspot. His name is Siddhartha Khosla, and he’s our guest on Monday's World Cafe.  

 

Tuesday March 13th – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 

We hit the open road to hear tales of adventure and woe from honky-tonkers and hobos, train-hoppers and busking bohemians. En route we talk with Washington folk singer Brandi Carlile, who dropped out of high school to cut it as a touring musician, and New Orleans' Meschiya Lake, about her journey from circus performer to jazz chanteuse. Driving on in search of mythic America, we hear the voices of its discontents: Woody Guthrie, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Wilco and Pops Staples.

Here is who to listen for this week on WORLD CAFE:
 

Monday, January 15: Lizz Wright 

Soul and gospel singer Lizz Wright delivers some of the finest musicianship we've heard on the Café, as she covers songs made famous by Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Glen Campbell. Those versions appear on Wright's new covers album called Grace, and boy does she deliver on the ideals of grace for Martin Luther King Day on World Café. 

 

Tuesday, January 16: Remembering Delores O'Riordan