Mayer Hawthorne On World Cafe : World Cafe You can't separate this Southern California musician from his Motor City roots.
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Mayer Hawthorne on World Cafe

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Mayer Hawthorne On World Cafe

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Mayer Hawthorne on World Cafe

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Mayer Hawthorne performs upstairs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Rich McKie/WXPN hide caption

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Mayer Hawthorne performs upstairs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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Set List

  • "Backseat Lover"
  • "Love Like That"
  • "Fancy Clothes"
  • "Walk This Way/The Walk"
  • "Cosmic Love"

Mayer Hawthorne may live in Southern California now, but you can't miss the influences of his hometown of Detroit in his music. He's a fan of hip-hop, Motown, old soul and even Steely Dan, and it all comes out in his slick R&B.

Hawthorne was originally signed by Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf, and released his debut (A Strange Arrangement) in 2009. Today, he releases his newest album, Man About Town. Hear a World Cafe session, including a live performance from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, in the player above.

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