Thirty years ago, the release of Wu-Tang Clan’s debut resulted in something akin to Beatlemania – at least according to World Cafe correspondent John Morrison. On the next World Cafe, John talks about why Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was such a popular and revolutionary album – it brought hip hop to places it hadn’t gone before – and he shares the meaning behind one often-misinterpreted song.
Every Sunday at 11 a.m., our morning host Bob Mosolgo cues up an hour of alt-country, southern rock, Americana and classic country handpicked for Country Feedback.
Weathervanes is the name of the latest album from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – a record of powerful songs about everyday people. On the next World Cafe, Jason Isbell talks about what draws him to write about people that others may judge and how, the more difficult the topic, the more he personalizes the song. Plus, live recordings of the new music.
Lucius met with Desiré Moses at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for a soundcheck session before their show. They recounted their collaboration with Brandi Carlile and Dave Cobb for their album, Second Nature, as well as celebrating the 10th anniversary of Wildewoman.
When Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus first joined forces in 2018 to release an EP as boygenius, their musical chemistry was obvious from first listen. With their debut full-length album, called the record, it’s clear that they’re much more than great bandmates – they’re best friends. Julien, Phoebe and Lucy join us on the next World Cafe to talk about why friendship is at the heart of their new album.
For Dizzy’s new self-titled album, frontwoman Katie Munshaw says the band wanted to pare things back, so they brought in producer David Pramik, who has worked with artists such as Selena Gomez, to help Dizzy “chip away at the ice block” of songs. The result is the Canadian indie pop outfit’s best record yet. Munshaw joins us to talk about the new album, and Dizzy performs live for the World Cafe.