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Every day, The World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country. Each show features live performances and interviews with celebrated & emerging artists. The Cafe also presents segments on books, movies, TV and plays related to music.

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Bad Bad Hats
Zoe Prinds-Flash

Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

MICHELLE will join us for a Live From Studio A session in advance of the sold out show with Arlo Parks at The Basement!

The six-piece Pop/R&B group out of New York City have released a new single Syncopated that will be on their forthcoming full album After Dinner We Talk Dreams coming out in January, 2022!

Tune in for live music, coversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

Faye Webster
Pooneh Ghana

Faye Webster will be dropping by to perform Live From Studio A in advance of her sold out show that night at the A&R Music Bar with Danger Incorporated!

Our friend Tim Easton will be back in town and we're happy he'll be returning to WCBE to perform Live From Studio A! 

Ani Difranco
Daymon Gardner

WCBE is looking forward to the long awaited visit from Ani Difranco!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Houndmouth to perform Live From Studio A

Lucy Dacus gets asked for advice a lot. "I feel very grateful that people care about what I have to say," the 26-year-old singer-songwriter says. Dacus speaks carefully, often pausing to collect herself before finishing a thought, though she's amused at the perception of her as some kind of sage. She doesn't like being prescriptive; she just thinks it's easier to help solve other people's problems. "Sometimes I wonder if I just come off as a really wise person, or am I actually wise?" she laughs. "Everybody has better perspective outside of themselves than within themselves, you know?"

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Hiss Golden Messenger's new album is reflective, ruminative and not without a decent beat.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SANCTUARY")

WCBE is looking forward to hosting the live session with Columbus group Bird and Byron on Thursday, June 10th for the premiere of their new single Sunshine Shakedown

The Lumineers showed up at the Tiny Desk with family, friends and crew who travel with the tight-knit touring band. One special guest in particular was Lenny, the toddler son of lead singer Wes Schultz. As soon as Bob Boilen met Lenny, Bob searched for every toy he could find on the shelves behind his desk to entertain the restless tyke.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of G. Love to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the A&R Music Bar with G. Love & Special Sauce and DJ Williams' Shots Fired!

Where a musician lives can tell you a lot about their songs. Joan Shelley wears her love of Kentucky proudly, but for her latest album, Like The River Loves The Sea, Shelley left her home outside of Louisville, Ky., and headed to a very different environment: Iceland.

Elizabeth & The Catapult will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Julia Nunes!

Hosting an interview show means you don't want to ask silly questions. But sometimes, a silly or lighthearted question is a great way to learn something about a band, and that's what happened with Matty Gervais, Charity Rose Thielen and Jon Russell of The Head and the Heart when they visited for an audience session at World Cafe.

Ida Mae
Dean Chalkley

Ida Mae the breakout British duo of Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe presented by WCBE!  

AHI
Jess Baumung Photography

Canadian musician AHI (prounounced "EYE") will drop by for a Live From Studio A session in advance of his show that night at The Basement with Columbus' own Hebdo!  

WCBE is looking forward to a return visit from the Austin, TX outfit Jamestown Revival!  They'll perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show with Ryan Bingham that night at The Newport!

This week, Big Thief will release its second album of the year. The double play alone doesn't capture just how prolific this band is, though. Two Hands is the third Big Thief release in the past year and six days, if you count lead songwriter Adrianne Lenker's solo record, abysskiss. Broaden the count from there, and it is the fifth Big Thief-related LP of the past year and a half, including solo outings from guitarist Buck Meek and drummer James Krivchenia. Big Thief is like a hydrant with its top knocked off. Music is pouring from Big Thief.

When Sharon Van Etten made her Tiny Desk debut back in the fall of 2010, her voice exuded fragile, gentle grace. Performing songs from that year's Epic, she huddled around a single acoustic guitar with backup singer Cat Martino to perform a set of tender and evocative folk-pop songs.

The Lumineers have taken their latest album, III, as an opportunity to shine a light on a topic that's close to many of the members' lives — addiction. III tells a story of addiction in three acts. As the album runs from one song to the next, it's a tale of one family facing the same problem. "It's the family secret and it's a taboo," Wes Schultz, the band's lead vocalist, says.

Drummer Jeremiah Fraites says addiction happens in cycles and should be considered that way.

WCBE is thrilled to host the legendary Nick Lowe  Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at Jo Ann Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center with Los Straitjackets!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of husband and wife team Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent AKA Shovels & Rope to peform Live From Studio A!  

Lee DeWyze will return to WCBE to perform Live From Stuido A in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe!   

Tune in for live music, conversation about his brand new release Night And Day and a chance to win tickets to the show!

Parker Millsap
Fred Swan

Parker Millsap will perform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night with Jack Klatt at Ace Of Cups presented by WCBE!

Joey Burns and John Convertino had just about seen it all. Their band, Calexico, has been around for nearly a quarter-century, and in that time together they've churned out a long string of albums and collaborated with countless musicians on countless projects. But they'd never set foot behind the Tiny Desk until the day we recorded this performance.

Illiterate Light
Rob Loud

Indie-rock outfit Illiterate Light will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Basement with Shane T.

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

*repeat repeat
Jonathon Kingsbury

East Nashville's *repeat repeat will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Souther and Conversion Delay!  

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Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard will release her first-ever solo album later this summer.

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Lucy Dacus is conflicted about America.

Erika Wennerstrom will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at Ace Of Cups with Columbus outfit The Cordial Sins!  

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