James McMurtry is David Dye's guest on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Since debuting in 1989, the Texas singer-songwriter has become known for his detailed narrative songs that make the characters come alive. In this session, he's on stage at World Cafe Live performing songs from his first new album in seven years, called Complicated Game.
On this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye welcomes Australian sensations, DMA's. The first three singles the trio released were immediately embraced by radio, leading to sold out tours in Australia. They played their first U.S. dates recently, including this performance on stage at World Cafe Live.
Nashville's Kopecky join David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They debuted in 2012 as the Kopecky Family Band, and in addition to the name change, they've taken a harder rock approach on their second album, Drug for the Modern Age. The band talks about their mixed feelings about the title track, and we'll hear that one and more live in the studio today with Kopecky.
On this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, San Fermin join host David Dye. Composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone wrote their first album while studying at Yale before there was even a band. The knockout debut led to shows opening for the likes of Arctic Monkeys and St. Vincent, and now San Fermin are back with a new album, called Jackrabbit. Ellis talks about writing it in a very different way, and the band plays live in the studio.
Host David Dye is joined by Ana Tijoux on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Born in France after political unrest forced her parents to leave Chile, it's hip-hop that she embraces as her cultural identity. Her new album is called Vengo, which features traditional Latin American instruments in the backing track rather than samples. She'll explain the change in her music in today's interview, and Ana performs live from the stage of World Cafe Live.
David Dye welcomes Lord Huron on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The L.A. based band led by Ben Schneider just released their second album, Strange Trails. As with their 2012 debut, Lonesome Dream, the new songs are accompanied by videos that deepen the story, and even a comic book this time around. Ben will explain his writing style today, and Lord Huron plays a stripped down set from the World Cafe Live stage.
On this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye is joined by Laura Marling. The British singer-songwriter got an early start, debuting at age sixteen with a Mercury Prize nominated album. After three more acclaimed releases, she moved to L.A. to explore her identity outside of music. Short Movie tells the story of that year. In the studio today, Laura reflects on what she learned and plays some of the new songs live.
On this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, host David Dye welcomes back The Milk Carton Kids. Members Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan have come to be known for their intricately crafted folk songs, and their latest record, Monterey, does not disappoint. The Milk Carton Kids play live today and talk about performing in the live concert and documentary, "Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis."
Rhett Miller is David Dye's guest on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The lead singer of the Old 97's has a well-established solo career, and his latest release, called The Traveler, was recorded with the help of the Portland, Oregon based band, Black Prairie. We'll learn about that collaboration in today's interview, and Rhett plays a stripped down set from the stage of World Cafe Live.
David Dye's guest on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music is Chazwick Bundick, who is known as Toro Y Moi. On his latest album What For?, he's swapped his keyboard electronics for a guitar, and it's a whole new sound for the band. Don't miss a fantastic live studio performance with Toro Y Moi.