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Sense of Place: Baltimore - A Surprising Breadth Of Musicians
Sense of Place: Baltimore - Five Up And Coming Baltimore Bands
Best of: Sense Of Place Detroit An Indepth View With Guitarist/Intellectual Wayne Kramer Of The MC5

December 27, 2013 - If we are going to get any Sense of Detroit’s place in rock history, the whys and whos, it is from our guest today, Wayne Kramer.
Sense of Place Pittsburgh – Brother and Sister Jake and Casey Hanner And The Pop Rock Trio Donora

December 11, 2013 - We are taking a Sense of Place Day Trip to Pittsburgh. Today we are presenting a live session with a brother and sister indie pop rock trio called Donora.
Sense of Place: Detroit –Exploring Marshall Crenshaw’s Detroit Record Collection

October 25, 2013 - Marshall Crenshaw grew up within the cultural vortex of Detroit. He has a strong connection to the city returning often for the annual Concert of Colors.
Sense of Place: Detroit –You Can’t Take The Detroit Out of Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne joins us for our Sense of Place Detroit and talks a bit about growing up in the environs of the Motor City.
Sense of Place: Detroit – So Many Bands, Here Are Five To Check Out

October 25, 2013 - To find out about new local bands for our Sense of Place series stop in Detroit we went to the source, Ann Delisi, the host of Essential Music on WDET-FM.
Sense of Place: Detroit The Music And Story Of Rodriguez Of Waiting For Sugarman

October 23, 2013 - For our Sense of Place series we are revisiting an interview with the Detroit musician Rodriguez. This interview was recorded in 2009 when Rodriguez's early 70s albums Cold Fact and Coming From Reality were being re-released.
Detroit Sense of Place: Producer Don Was Comes Home To Detroit To Record Hip-Hop Artist Mike Ellison

October 24,2013 - A special session for our Detroit Sense of Place series. It features Detroit hip-hop musician Mike Ellison. He is known for his strong performances and his social activism performing at Detroit’s annual Concert Of Colors that showcases world performers alongside Detroit musicians.
Detroit’s Electric 6 Sing About “Human Sexual Behavior, Masculinity, Dancing, Fast Food and Fire”

October 24, 2013 - Our Sense of Place visit to Detroit continues with the venerable six piece Detroit garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and metal band The Electric 6.
Sense of Place: Detroit Guitarist and Producer and Life-Long Detroiter Dennis Coffey

Guitarist Dennis Coffey spent a lot of time in The Snakepit (the musicians nickname for Motown’s Studio A). Coffey tells us today how he got in with producer Norman Whitfield at Motown when he played the wah wah pedal for the classic opening of The Temptations “Cloud Nine. ”
Our World Cafe: Next for our Sense of Place week in Detroit is American Mars.

October 21, 2013 - They are Detroit lifers with a sound that goes again the city’s hard rock image. That is not to say that the band’s roots rock doesn’t sometime crank because it does. American Mars has been together since the late 90s. Thomas Trimble is the lead singer. They released their 4th album Chasing Vapor last August. You can download a couple of songs from our World Cafe: Next podcast.
Sense Of Place Detroit An Indepth View With Guitarist/Intellectual Wayne Kramer Of The MC5

If we are going to get any Sense of Detroit’s place in rock history, the whys and whos, it is from our guest today, Wayne Kramer.
Sense of Place Detroit: Was (Not Was) Reunites On The World Cafe

We go back into the archives today for a session with the, at the time, briefly reunited Was (Not Was) who toured in 2005 and came by the World Cafe.
Sense of Place Detroit Don Was Plays Bonnie Raitt, B-52’s And More of His Productions

October 22, 2013 - We are resurrecting the very first of a World Cafe series called Producer Profiles from 1992 when we talked with Don Was about his work with a number of artists including Bonnie Raitt (he worked with her on Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw).
Sense of Place Detroit: Author Steve Miller Talks His Oral History Detroit Rock City

October 21, 2013 - How did Detroit become Detroit Rock City as author Steve Miller says in his Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's Loudest City? The book is an oral history with everyone from Mitch Ryder to Iggy Pop to Jack White included. Miller tells his story about seeing the legendary MC5 rehearse at age 12 and getting hooked. We talk about Detroit Rock from punk in the 70’s through the garage revival in the 90’s. It’s Detroit Rock 101 with Professor Miller today on Sense of Place Detroit.
Sense Of Place Detroit: From The Archives The Debut of The Raconteurs from 2006

October 21, 2013 - For our Sense of Place Detroit we go back to 2006 for our first visit with a new band that people already had expectations of because one member was Jack White of The White Stripes and the other songwriter was Brendan Benson.
Sense of Place Detroit - Vintage Cafe: White Stripes’ Jack White from 2003

October 21, 2013 - Jack White may have left Detroit for Nashville but Detroit is the city where The White Stripes began and Third Man records as well.
The Roots of Samba Live

July 16, 2013 - The first stop on our World Cafe Sense of Place trip to Brazil was in Pelourinho, the old part of city of Salvador on the country’s northeast coast. Hoping to get a sense of the roots of the samba, the backbone of Brazilian music, we captured a performance there from one of the most thrilling groups ever on the Cafe.

Philly Local Covers 2014

Philly Local Covers 2014 Looking back on 2014, we asked some Philly local musicians to cover their favorite songs of the year. Listen to their studio recordings on The Key.

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