Who to listen for this week on World Cafe - March 26th - March 31st

Mar 26, 2018

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

Monday, March 26th – Rick Springfield 

In 1981 Rick Springfield hit it huge with Jessie's Girl. But did you know he's released 18 albums since then, including his latest - The Snake King, which has songs about Rick's lifelong battle with depression. We'll talk about that, Rick's time entertaining troops in Vietnam and he'll perform live.   

Tuesday, March 27th – Jessica Lea Mayfield  

Jessica Lea Mayfield released a deeply personal and powerful record, Sorry is Gone, as part of a very intense 2017 album. We’ll discuss the auto accident that stopped her from an earlier planned trip into our studios and how she made the decision to record these songs that chronicle her time as a domestic violence survivor.   

Wednesday, March 28th – New Musical Inductees to the Library of Congress  

What do The Temptations, Run DMC and Arlo Guthrie have in common? They made music that was inducted by the Library of Congress National Recording Registry last week. 25 pieces of music were deemed important enough to American culture to be preserved in the Library forever, and we celebrate them on Wednesday's program.

Thursday, March 29th – Erin Rae 

Erin Rae grew up with very liberal parents in Tennessee, but sorting through her sexual identity as a teenager was difficult with some of the prejudice she saw around her. She’ll talk about that and perform a new song inspired by that story, plus three more from her just announced new album.   

Friday, March 30th – Moby 

Moby has sold over 20 million records, and on his new album "Everything is Beautiful and Nothing hurt", every copy sold benefits animal rights organizations. We'll talk to the extremely candid musician about his lifelong veganism, the changing world of electronic music, and being a sober 52-year-old who doesn't want to tour anymore.  

Next week: 

Monday, April 2nd – Colin Meloy
Tuesday, April 3rd – Nathaniel Rateliff
Wednesday, April 4th – Brett Dennen
Thursday, April 5th – Hailu Mergia
Friday, April 6th – Jonathan Wilson

You can hear World Café every weekday at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!