Ron Gallo dances through his anxieties on 'Foreground Music' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast The Philadelphia musician shares his fears and observations on an increasingly anxiety-inducing world.

Ron Gallo dances through his anxieties on 'Foreground Music'

Ron Gallo on World Cafe

  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Set List

  • "Entitled Man"
  • "Foreground Music"
  • "At Least I'm Dancing"
  • "Yucca Valley Marshalls"
  • "Anything But This"

No one makes anxiety sound quite as fun as Ron Gallo. When you're worried about something, it's easy to get in your head about it — to feel like you're all alone dealing with the world's problems. But if you can open up about your worries, share your anxieties, you'll often find you're not so alone after all.

That's what Ron Gallo does on his new album, Foreground Music, and the result is a collection of songs that feel like the opening of a release valve. You can dance out any built-up tension and feel reassured that you're not the only one who is feeling weird lately. Plus, Gallo performs songs from Foreground Music in this session recorded in front of an audience at World Cafe Live in Philly.

Episode Playlist