Bill Callahan Shares Home Recordings From His Latest Album : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Bill Callahan knows how to inhabit characters that make it easier to see yourself, or someone you know, in them. His latest album, Gold Record, is no exception.
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Bill Callahan On World Cafe

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Bill Callahan Shares Home Recordings From His Latest Album

Bill Callahan Shares Home Recordings From His Latest Album

Bill Callahan On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Let's Move To The Country"
  • "35"
  • "Protest Song"

Bill Callahan knows how to inhabit characters that make it easier to see yourself, or someone you know, in them. You can hear it in his latest album, Gold Record, which features folks from all walks of life, including a limo driver, a guy approaching middle age, and a Ry Cooder superfan.

Callahan, who used to perform under the moniker Smog, has released more than 20 albums since 1990. We caught up with the Austin songwriter to hear his thoughts on the album, plus he shares home recordings, including 1999's "Let's Move To The Country," which he re-recorded for Gold Record.

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