Music

World Cafe
1:05 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Dwight Yoakam On World Cafe

Dwight Yoakam.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 14, 2012 2:06 pm

Country-music singer-songwriter and actor Dwight Yoakam blends several genres on his first album in five years, 3 Pears. Released last month, 3 Pears is full of surprises, jumping from Motown and soul to light pop and no-frills rock 'n' roll. Beck produced two of its tracks, while Kid Rock co-wrote the catchy lead single "Take Hold of My Hand."

In this World Cafe session, Yoakam performs four tracks from 3 Pears and sits down for a lengthy and at times emotional interview with host David Dye.

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World Cafe
2:43 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Latin Roots: Bossa Nova, Brazil's Answer To Jazz

Bebel Gilberto performs at City Winery in New York City.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 2:56 pm

This installment of the Latin Roots series for World Cafe explores bossa nova music, guided by Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner. Lechner grew up in Buenos Aires, where his parents' record collection consisted of classical records and a solitary bossa nova LP. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he was immersed in Latin music and subsequently became a music journalist, publishing several books on the subject. Lechner co-hosts the radio show Latin Alternative and works as a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, L.A.

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Mountain Stage
10:59 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Whitehorse On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 7:38 am

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Mountain Stage
11:49 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Will Hoge On Mountain Stage

Will Hoge.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 1:03 pm

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Mountain Stage
6:48 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Catie Curtis On Mountain Stage

Catie Curtis.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 11:33 am

Boston-based singer-songwriter Catie Curtis makes her fifth appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Curtis' career has spanned two decades, and in that time, she's been called a "folk-rock goddess" by The New Yorker, and is widely regarded as a standard-bearer on the New England folk scene.

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Mountain Stage
7:39 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Catherine Russell On Mountain Stage

Catherine Russell.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Catherine Russell makes her third appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Russell is, simply put, one of the best contemporary jazz and blues vocalists working today.

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Mountain Stage
5:16 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

The Spring Standards On Mountain Stage

The Spring Standards.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 10:03 am

The ethereal indie-pop band The Spring Standards makes its second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. All three members of the group — James Cleare, James Smith and Heather Robb — began playing together in the Delaware/Pennsylvania area when they were students in high school. A few years later, they found themselves living within a few blocks of one another in New York City, and decided to pick up where they left off.

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Mountain Stage
6:03 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Kenny White On Mountain Stage

Kenny White.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 7:33 am

Singer-songwriter Kenny White kicks off this edition of Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. A gifted pianist and soulful singer, White spent years in New York City recording studios, where he wrote and produced countless television and radio commercials.

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Mountain Stage
6:03 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Lake Street Dive On Mountain Stage

Lake Street Dive.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 8:33 am

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