He demonstrates the dramatic ways in which times have changed for electronic musicians.
Thomas Dolby Rocks the Computer in Studio 4A
A listener calls in with a song to sing, and pianist Gabriela Montero improvises a piece around it.
Gabriela Montero: Improvising in the Stars
Mann has carved out an impressive and iconoclastic career in pop music's margins.
Aimee Mann in Studio on World Cafe - 12/25/2006
The ancient stringed instrument has taken the Iraqi musician from Baghdad to New Mexico.
Rahim Al Haj's Odyssey with the Oud
Even at its mellowest, Twilight Singers' music is driving, intense and emotionally raw.
Twilight Singers in Studio on World Cafe - 12/20/2006
At the forefront of modern folk-music since 1990, Willy Porter remains consistently compelling.
Willy Porter in Studio on World Cafe - 12/19/2006
It's hard to define Neville's music — he's done country, R&B, pop, gospel — but easy to love it.
Aaron Neville: The Roots of Soul
Yusuf Islam, once known as Cat Stevens, performs new and old songs on Talk of the Nation.
Yusuf Islam: the Former Cat Stevens on His New CD
On Nightcrawler, Yorn crafts what may be his richest, most beautiful set of songs yet.
Pete Yorn in Studio on World Cafe - 12/13/2006
The New York City resident crafts music that's honest, accessible and even fun.
Jennifer O'Connor in Studio on World Cafe - 12/12/2006