February 14, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin join host David Dye in the studio. Two of country music’s finest have created a new album, dedicated to two of country’s finest that came before them.
February 7, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Moby joins host David Dye on the stage of World Cafe Live. Moby caught the attention of music fans in the early 90s only to have his 1996 album Animal Rights alienate many.
January 31, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Midlake share how they carried on after the departure of their lead singer Tim Smith. Midlake had built up quite a following with 2006’s The Trials of Van Occupanther and 2010’s The Courage of Others. And then in the middle of recording their new disc lead singer and primary songwriter Tim Smith decided to leave the band.
Janurary 23, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Rosanne Cash joins host David Dye in the studio. Rosanne Cash just released a brand new album The River & the Thread. It is her third record in a trio of discs inspired by life her father Johnny Cash. While in the past she may have shied away from her father’s renown, she has come to embrace it since his death in 2003, first putting out 2006’s Black Cadillac and then 2009’s The List.
Janurary 17, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, The Head and the Heart stop by the studio. The Head and the Heart formed in Seattle four years ago, coming together over a series of open mic nights. Signed by SubPop, the band released their self titled debut in 2011.
July 17, 2013 - Vocal acrobat Bobby McFerrin was almost inescapable with his catchy and lighthearted 1988 hit “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. Over his nearly 4 decade long career, he has collaborated with numerous virtuoso musicians like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and YoYo Ma.
December 20, 2013 - This week on a special holiday edition of Conversations from the World Cafe, Tracey Thorn joins host David Dye in the studio.
Tracey Thorn started her music career in the 1980s, first with Marine Girls, and then with her husband DJ Ben Watt in the incredibly popular Everything But the Girl.
Her voice has been on recordings by The Style Council, Massive Attack, and the Go Betweens, among others.
December 13, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Edward Sharpe joins host David Dye. When Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros released their debut in 2009, it was a new vehicle for the music of singer Alex Ebert.
December 6, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Laura Marling joins host David Dye. 23 year old Laura Marling has released four albums in the 5 years she has been making records, all excellent, haunting examples of London’s new folk movement.
November 29, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, the Tedeschi Trucks Band joins host David Dye at NPR’s brand new performance space in Washington, DC. In 2011 singer Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks, both successful with separate music careers, did something that they had not previously tried in the 14 years that they have been together as a couple.