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Download a World Cafe performance of “Miles and Miles of Texas” by Asleep At The Wheel

Asleep At The Wheel | Photo courtesy of the artist.
Asleep At The Wheel | Photo courtesy of the artist

Texas country / swing band Asleep at the Wheelhas been around for 45 years, and last month checked in with World Cafe following their latest outing, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Founder Ray Benson talked with David Dye about keeping the band running and its collaborations with The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Pokey LaFarge and Kat Edmonson on the new album. Listen to the interview in its entirety here, and download “Miles and miles of Texas” below. Continue reading →

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Download a World Cafe performance of “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” by Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett | Photo by John Vettese
Courtney Barnett | Photo by John Vettese

The most awesome Courtney Barnett released her new album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit last Tuesday. The album has been getting rave reviews, including The Key’s John Vettese who said Sometimes I Sit is “a freaking arrival, a big rock record with catchy hooks and fierce playing from Barnett and her bandmates.” Continue reading →

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Download 65 free World Cafe performances

Field Report | Photo by Brittany Salerno
Field Report | Photo by Brittany Salerno

As we wind down the year on World Cafe with David Dye, we continue to share some of the studio performances as free downloads. Some of the highlights include songs by Field Report, Old 97′s, Jonathan Wilson, Sharon Van Etten, Justin Townes Earle, Chuck Prophet, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sylvan Esso, Parquet Courts, and others. Below, download 65 free World Cafe performances. Catch up World Cafe performances and interviews here. Continue reading →

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The Key’s Year-End Mania: David Dye’s five favorite live music moments in and out of the World Cafe studio

World Cafe's David Dye and Spoon's Jim Eno | Photo by John Vettese
World Cafe’s David Dye and Spoon’s Jim Eno | Photo by John Vettese

Year-End Mania is the Key’s survey of the things below the surface that made 2014 awesome. In this installment, World Cafe host David Dye shares his favorite music moments of the year.

1. Punk Cajun band The Lost Bayou Ramblers, featuring the Michot Brothers, recorded a session live during our Sense of Place Visit to Lafayette. Loved it when Andre switched out his accordion for the key modulation in their version of “My Generation.” Maybe in Philly this summer…? Continue reading →

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Download a World Cafe performance of “Motherless Child (Love’s Not For War)” by Elephant Stone

Rishi Dhir of Elephant Stone | Photo by Eric Schuman
Rishi Dhir of Elephant Stone | Photo by Eric Schuman

Elephant Stone is a Montreal based psychedelic influenced indie rock band fronted by sitarist, bassist, and singer Rishi Dhir. The other members of the band include Miles Duprie on drums and backing vocals, and Gabriel Lambert on guitars and backing vocals. Formed in 2009 by Dhir, they debuted with The Seven Seas. Dhir has been a highly sought out sitar players in the psychedelic music scene, and has recorded and toured with the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, and many more. Continue reading →

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