Music

World Cafe
10:21 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Bobby Charles On World Cafe

Bobby Charles.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 10:36 am

As a teenager in Abbeville, La., Robert Charles Guidry — better known as Bobby Charles — wrote songs that would become classics for Bill Haley and Fats Domino: "See You Later, Alligator" and "Walking To New Orleans," respectively.

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World Cafe
10:07 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Sonny Landreth On World Cafe

Sonny Landreth.
Brittany Salerno WXPN

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 10:36 am

It's fitting that World Cafe ends its Sense Of Place visit to Lafayette, La., with a performance from Sonny Landreth. The inventive and unpredictable slide-guitar player is a longtime Lafayette resident and a perfect ambassador for the city's music. Landreth's first sideman gig was with zydeco king Clifton Chenier, and several of his songs — like "Congo Square" — have become Louisiana standards.

Mountain Stage
9:59 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Kat Edmonson On Mountain Stage

Kat Edmonson.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Kat Edmonson makes her second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.Va. Originally from Houston, Edmonson eventually relocated to Austin, where her jazz-inspired singing soon made her a local favorite. She released her debut album, Take To The Sky, in 2009; that led to a gig singing alongside fellow Texan Willie Nelson and occasionally recording with Lyle Lovett.

Edmonson's fun, timeless new album is titled The Big Picture.

SET LIST

  • "Rainy Day Woman"
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Music
12:10 am
Fri November 21, 2014

On the Next Galactic Travels 2014-11-27

Om the next Galactic Travels...
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On the next Galactic Travels, a month-long Special Focus on Ron Boots concludes.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be Mea Culpa on Groove Unlimited Records.

The previous show's playlist is available for your inspection.

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Music News
5:54 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

'Only The Truth' Gets At Reality Through Legend

Gabriela Ortiz is the composer of Unicamente la verdad.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 7:22 pm

Gilberto Reyes is a musician who grew up to Mexican parents in Southern Texas. He says as a kid he was not afraid of El Cucuy, or the boogeyman. He was more concerned about Camelia La Tejana, or Camelia of Texas.

"I remember when I was a kid listening to the songs, thinking, 'Wow. Una bandida,' " Reyes says. "This incredible woman with power to make men do whatever she wants at her will, you know."

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World Cafe
4:40 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

The Lost Bayou Ramblers On World Cafe

The Lost Bayou Ramblers.
John Vettese WXPN

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World Cafe
4:33 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Latin Roots: Essential Latin Accordion Music

Cedric Watson.
Lucius Fontenot Courtesy of the artist

The accordion provides the point of connection for World Cafe's special Latin Roots edition of Sense Of Place: Lafayette. Diego Martin Perez, host of the radio show La Vellonera on KRVS, plays a few examples of the accordion in Latin music and lays out how these tunes relate to Cajun and zydeco styles.

Hear some of his selections at the audio link — and many more in Perez's extended Spotify playlist.

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Favorite Sessions
4:19 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

KCRW Presents: Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Jeremiah Garcia KCRW

It had been been nearly six years since Jenny Lewis released a solo album. For The Voyager, the former Rilo Kiley singer turned to Ryan Adams as her "spirit guide" in the studio. The two combined their specialties to create a sophisticated, Americana-driven pop sound with touches of folk and, as always, Lewis' smart and personal lyrics. Here, she performs "She's Not Me" at Los Angeles' Apogee Studios.

SET LIST

  • "She's Not Me"
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Mountain Stage
3:44 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Robert Ellis On Mountain Stage

Robert Ellis.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Robert Ellis appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. A country-influenced singer-songwriter from Houston, Ellis has released three albums — the latest of which, The Lights From The Chemical Plant, earned Ellis a handful of Americana Music Association award nominations.

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All Songs Considered
3:09 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Sleater-Kinney 2.0: The Band Talks About Its First Album In 10 Years

Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss (left), Carrie Brownstein (center) and Corin Tucker (right) join All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss new album No Cities To Love.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 2:46 pm

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