Sense Of Place

World Cafe Next: American Mars


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This World Cafe: Next pick ties into this week's Sense of Place focus on the city of Detroit. The members of American Mars are Detroit lifers with a sound that goes against the city's hard-rock image — which isn't to say that the band's roots rock sound doesn't crank at times.

Led by frontman Thomas Trimble, American Mars has been together since the late '90s. The band released its fourth album, Chasing Vapor, in August 2012. Hear a pair of tracks from the record and download this week's podcast.

World Cafe Playlist for October 21, 2013



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