With his blend of folk, blues and country, Jesse Winchester embodies the spirit of American music. Winchester celebrates Love Filling Station, his first album in a decade, with a visit to the World Cafe.
Jesse Winchester Performs In Studio For World Cafe 6/30/09
The Low Anthem.
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Cree Indian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has recorded numerous albums and written Oscar-winning songs. Her first record in 13 years is Running for the Drum, which expands on the creative mix of Native American rhythms, electronica and folk music she began many years ago.
As they celebrate their 35th anniversary as a band, all the original members of Cheap Trick have again gotten together to record The Latest. Here, the group performs new songs and old classics while showcasing an array of catchy hooks and blistering guitar riffs.
Cheap Trick: What's 'The Latest'?
At KEXP, Pela put aside its high-voltage stage antics to perform acoustic arrangements of new songs.
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Singer Billy McCarthy and his band Pela put aside their high-voltage stage antics to introduce four new songs in a session from KEXP. But instead of what will inevitably end up as album versions, the group treated KEXP to acoustic arrangements.
Marian McPartland asked her friend Elvis Costello to sit in as guest host for this episode of Piano Jazz. The session features New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, who sings and plays his hit tune "Southern Nights" and performs a duet with Costello on the pair's recent collaboration "Ascension Day."
For nearly two decades, Tortoise has been expanding the definition of indie prog-rock, which wasn't too rigidly defined to begin with. With influences ranging from John Coltrane to ZZ Top, there's an adventurous, creative bent at work. In a session from WXPN, Tortoise performs songs from its electronic-heavy Beacons of Ancestorship.
Tortoise In Studio On World Cafe 8/26/09
Stefon Harris Blackout performs at WBGO.
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Five years ago, vibraphonist and marimba player Stefon Harris started Blackout. It's a troupe of music mercenaries adept in the language of jazz, the strut of soul music and the raucous ruckus of breakbeats, go-go and new-jack rhythms. Hear Blackout bring swagger to modern jazz in a session from WBGO.
James Brown hasn't been reincarnated, but Black Joe Lewis sure does follow in his footsteps. With his new band The Honeybears, the twentysomething Texas soul singer showcases his rowdy retro-rock at WXPN.