Leif Vollebekk On World Cafe : World Cafe The singer-songwriter's music evokes a nighttime Nick Drake drenched in blue. Hear the interview and performance.
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Leif Vollebekk On World Cafe

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Leif Vollebekk On World Cafe

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Leif Vollebekk On World Cafe

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Leif Vollebekk performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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Set List

  • "All Night Sedans"
  • "Elegy"
  • "Vancouver Time"

For someone whose music evokes a nighttime Nick Drake drenched in blue, Leif Vollebekk has a surprisingly light sense of humor. It's on full display in this World Cafe session, and so are his warm bath of a voice, his fluid command of synths and guitar and his thoughtful poetry. Here, Vollebekk performs songs from his third full-length album, Twin Solitude, the follow-up to 2013's North Americana. It's an invitation to travel — to the cobblestones of old Montreal on a bicycle, to the expanse of Montana in the back of a family car, to the Pacific coast in Vancouver, to Iceland, to Paris — and to the darkest corners of your heart. Hear the complete segment in the player above.

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