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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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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!

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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!  

Bon Iver is back with its first new recorded music in three years. The band this morning dropped two new songs with lyric videos. The first, "Hey, Ma," is a glittering remembrance of childhood and a mother's love. "Tall time to call your ma," sings Justin Vernon over faded home videos of his family. "I was tokin' on dope / I hoped it all won't go in a minute / With the past that you know."

J.S. Ondara will join us Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night with Adam Melchor at The Basement presented by WCBE!  

Adia Victoria
Shervin Lainez

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Adia Victoria Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at A&R Music Bar with Carriers!  

This year, I was blown away by the Tiny Desk Contest entries I saw. We received over 6,000 entries from all across the country. We saw tiny desks up on rooftops and down on a subway platform; tucked into treetops, pickup trucks and laundromats. We heard songs about the situations that make life difficult and the people that make life worth living.

Katie Toupin, formerly of the band Houndmouth, will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at The Basement.  

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

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

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Diane Coffee the alter ego of Shaun Fleming and many other artistic outlets over the years...will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Active Bird Community!  

Emily King, the pop-soul singer from New York City will perform Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at A&R Music Bar with Jennah Bell!

She's out on the road with her third full length studio release Scenery and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

Bayonne
Jackie Lee Young Photography

WCBE is looking forward to hosting live session with Roger Sellers aka Bayonne in advance of his show that night at Ace Of Cups with Palm Daze!

He's out on the road with the brand new release Drastic Measures and will be making a stop in Columbus!

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

Kevin Morby's new album is unlike anything he's done before. Gone is the guitar (for the most part) from his earlier recordings. In its place are more droning instruments — sounds more suited for church than the concert hall, including a recurring, small choir. The subject for the album is God and our culture's relationship with God, from deep introspection to the trivial, everyday use of that ever-present expression "oh my God."

Bobby Long
Jeff Fasano

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Bobby Long to perform Live From Studio A in advance of this show that night with Alex Barnes at the Rumba Cafe!

He's out on the road with a brand new release Sultans and we're happy he'll be making a stop in Columbus!

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