Sense Of Place North Carolina: David Childers : World Cafe Meet a powerful folk-rock songwriter who's also a painter and a practicing lawyer.

Sense Of Place North Carolina: David Childers

David Childers On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Cain And Abel"
  • "In The Early Morning"
  • "Collar And Bell"
  • "The Prettiest Thing"

Singer-songwriter David Childers was new to World Cafe when the show took its Sense Of Place visit to North Carolina, even though his recordings date back almost 20 years. Childers' folk-rock/country songs often have religious themes that reflect his personal journey — especially on his latest album, Serpents Of Reformation, which was recorded by his son, Robert.

Music is only one part of that journey; Childers is also a painter and a practicing lawyer who shepherds clients through mazes of bureaucracy.


Read a note about World Cafe's visit to North Carolina and the controversy surrounding HB2.

Episode Playlist