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Sam Roberts in Studio on World Cafe 5/7/09

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Sam Roberts: Songs For 'The End Of The World'

Sam Roberts: Songs For 'The End Of The World'

Sam Roberts in Studio on World Cafe 5/7/09

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Sam Roberts in Studio on World Cafe 5/7/09

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Set List

  • "Detroit '67"
  • "Lions of the Kalahari"
  • "Them Kids"

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After winning a Juno Award for We Were Born in a Flame in 2003, Sam Roberts has gone nowhere but up. The Canadian rocker started as a self-recorded singer-songwriter and quickly found himself one of the country's biggest exports. Here, Roberts tells World Cafe host David Dye how his frequent traveling influenced his new album, Love at the End of the World.

The new record is a riff-filled look at social inequality. Released late last year, its rootsy and radio-friendly feel helped push it to the top of the Canadian charts.

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Album
Love at the End of the World
Artist
Sam Roberts
Label
Rounder
Released
2008

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