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Robyn Hitchcock mini-concert on World Cafe

Wednesday, March 15 at 6pm

Robyn Hitchcock has been consistently releasing music since the 1970s, as both a solo artist and with his bands The Soft Boys and The Egyptians. His latest album, Shufflemania!, was released in the Fall of 2022 and features guest appearances from artists such as Brendan Benson, Johnny Marr, and Sean Ono-Lennon. Robyn shares an exclusive mini-concert, performing songs from the new album, as well as some of his classics, on the next World Cafe.

2023-03-13T15:39:56-04:00March 15th, 2023|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 3/12/23


  • Retro 78- Black Vinyl 45
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullens Bridge- Behind the Man Behind the Plow Behind the Mule
  • David Stewart- Too Wet to Plow
  • Fast Track- The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde
  • Daughters of bluegrass- Pickin’ Like a Girl
  • Jason Barie, Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore- Keep a Memory
  • Big Country Bluegrass- The Hound Dog from Harlan
  • Chad Darou- Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Irene Kelley & The Kruger Brothers- Come Some Winter Morning
  • Tim Raybon Band- Can’t Get Away From This Broken Heart
  • Jackson Hollow- Can’t Stop Now
  • High Fidelity- Got a Little Light
  • Hot Rize- Blue is Fallin’
  • Nick Chandler & Delivered- Sam’s Place
  • Lonesome River Band- Waitin’ On a Train
  • Slack Family- Rider


  • Grandpa Jones- Daylight Saving Time
  • Molly Tuttle, Golden Highway, & Billy Strings- Dooley’s Farm
  • Danny Paisley & Sage Palser- What Crosses Your Mind
  • Del McCoury Band- Almost Proud
  • Della Mae- Letter From Down the Road
  • Larry Sparks- Mama’s Apron Strings
  • Volume Five- Restless Heart & Rambler’s Soul
  • Grasstowne- Kickin’ Up Dust
  • Flatt Lonesome- Where Do You Go
  • Cory Walker & Tim O’brien- Far Away Again
  • Darren Nicholson- Arkansas Without You
  • Appalachian Road Show- Balad of Kidder Cole
  • Crowe, Lawson, and Williams- Who’ll Sing for Me
  • Donna Ulisse- I’m Fallin’
  • Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz- The Queen & Crescent
  • Milan Miller- Distractions
  • Deer Creek Boys- Backwater


  • Crandall Creek- Get Out of Bed
  • Colebrook Road- On Time
  • Missy Raines & Danny Paisley- These Old Blues
  • Tina Adair- Seasons of Love
  • Zach Top- Like it Ain’t No Thing
  • Gary Nichols- Fire in the Dark
  • Jamie Harper- Enough on My Mind
  • The Grascals- Traveling the Highway Home
  • Authentic Unlimited- Long Gone
  • Darren Beachley- New Ballard Branch
  • Bill Monroe- New Mule Skinner Blues
  • Boone & Foster- Country Fool
  • The Boxcars- I’m Over You
  • Audie Blaylock & Redline- Red Rover
  • Michael Cleveland- Sunny Days are Comin’ Once Again


  • Lonesome River Band- Wrong Road Again
  • Sam Bush- Diamond Joe
  • Nothin’ Fancy- Crash & Burn
  • Ashby Frank- Paintball Gun
  • Larry Cordle- Molly
  • Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive- Here in the Country
  • Caleb Daugherty Band- Better Class of Losers
  • Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley- Way Downtown
  • Jaelee Roberts- The Best of Me
  • Starlett & Big John- Straight 58
  • Nick Dumas- We’d Go to Town
  • Robbie Fulks One Glass of Whiskey
  • Dan Crary & Thunderation- Highway 17
  • Po Ramblin Boys- Where Grass Won’t Grow
  • Shannon Slaughter- Common Ground
  • The Churchmen- Nowhere to Run
  • Blue Highway- Lonesome State of Mind
  • Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers- Black & White
2023-03-14T11:01:38-04:00March 14th, 2023|

Sampa The Great on World Cafe

Tuesday, March 14 at 6pm

Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, Sampa the Great became known for her music while completing university in Australia. On the next World Cafe, she talks about returning to Zambia after further success Down Under and shares how the return home changed how she wrote songs. Plus, she tells the story of how Angelique Kidjo ended up singing on her latest album.

Photo Credit: Barun Chatterjee/Courtesy of the artist

2023-03-13T15:39:04-04:00March 14th, 2023|

Adeem the Artist on World Cafe

Monday, March 13 at 6pm

After distancing themselves from country music, Adeem the Artist was drawn back to the genre due in part to the poetry of artists like John Prine and James McMurtry. Their latest album, White Trash Revelry, examines their southern upbringing, asking big questions about racism, privilege and authenticity.

Photo Credit: Madison Miles/Courtesy of the artist

2023-03-13T11:44:22-04:00March 13th, 2023|

Weyes Blood on World Cafe

Friday, March 10 at 6pm

On her latest album, Weyes Blood wanted to look past the “numbers and algorithms” that have come to dominate everyday life in search of something more human. On the next World Cafe, Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering talks about the hopeful message behind And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow and how she went from making dissonant noise rock to rich, melodic ballads.

2023-03-06T14:20:13-05:00March 10th, 2023|

Sunny War In-Studio Session

Surrounded by historic guitars, WNRN Members, and art pieces featuring the guitar from the early 19th century to present day, Sunny War took a seat within The Virginia Museum of Fine Art to play a few songs and discuss her latest album, Anarchist Gospel, with Desiré Moses.



2023-03-22T15:08:22-04:00March 9th, 2023|

Encore: Bonnie Raitt on World Cafe

Wednesday, March 8 at 6pm

Bonnie Raitt won multiple Grammys this year, including Song of the Year for the title track to her latest album, Just Like That. On the next WorldCafe, Bonnie sits down for a wide-ranging conversation about things like getting back on the road, making her new album, and how her voice has changed over the years. Plus, she performs some of the new songs and an old favorite!

2023-03-06T14:10:43-05:00March 8th, 2023|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 3/5/23


  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne- Blue Collar Blues
  • David Davis & The Warrior River Boys- Milwaukee Blues
  • Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz- Callie Lou Ft. Dale Ann Bradley
  • Dave Adkins- We’re All Crazy
  • Lee Street Cyrical- I’ll Never Be a Mountain Girl
  • Jason Barie & Paul Williams- I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
  • Milan Miller- Distractions
  • Larry Sparks- Mama’s Apron Strings
  • Blue Ridge Thunder- Happy I’ll Be
  • Cory Walker & Tim Raybon- Far Away Again
  • Garrett Newton Band- Country Poor & Country Proud
  • Jim Hurst- Back to the Wall
  • Jeff White- Travelin This Lonesome Road
  • Jackson Hollow- For the Life of Me
  • Wildfire- Ain’t No California


  • Jerry Salley- Front Porch Philosophy
  • King Wilkie- Broke Down & Lonesome
  • Robbie Fulks- One Glass of Whiskey
  • Junior Sisk- Just Load the Wagon
  • Doc Watson- Deep River Blues
  • Doc Watson- I’m Going Back to the Old Home
  • Jackson Hollow- Pour it to Me Straight
  • Michael Cleveland- Sunny Days are Coming Once Again
  • Earls of Leicester- Long Journey Home
  • Virginia Ramblers- I Believe
  • Authentic Unlimited- Long Gone
  • Joe Diffie- Rainin’ On Her Rubber Dolly
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge- Once in a While
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- Living Like There’s No Tomorrow
  • Jaelee Roberts- The Best of Me
  • Tina Adair- Seasons of Love


  • Greg Blake- I’ll Be Lovin’ You
  • The Ruta Beggars- Papa’s Got A Hold of the Wine
  • Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers- Black & White
  • Nick Dumas- We’d Go to Town
  • Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band- There Goes the Neighborhood
  • Nothin Fancy- Crash & Burn
  • The Churchmen- Journey to My Savior’s Side
  • Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley- Way Downtown
  • Tennessee Bluegrass Band- Letters Have No Arms
  • Kim Robins- Hurricane
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out- Across the Miles
  • Blue Highway- Lonesome State of Mind
  • Caleb Daugherty Band- Better Class of Losers
  • Claire Lynch- Crazy Train
  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers- Pretty Little One
  • Larry Sparks- Sweetheart
  • Sideline- Long Way from the Wildwood Flower


  • Dailey & Vincent- Poor Boy Workin’ Blues
  • Colebrook Road- On Time
  • Jackson Hollow- Put Yourself in My Place
  • Jeremy Stephens- Could I Knock on Your Door
  • King James Boys- The Devil’s Not Afraid of a Dust-Covered Bible
  • Billy Strings- John Deere Tractor
  • Jason Barie & Jeff Parker- Good Love Gets Better With Time
  • Nick Chandler & Delivered- Sam’s Place
  • Donna Ulisse- I’m Fallin’
  • Tim Raybon Band- Can’t Get Away From This Broken Heart
  • Michael Cleveland- Now She’s Gone
  • Irene Kelley & Kelley Brothers- Come Some Winter Morning
  • Lonesome River band- Waitin’ on a Train
  • Balsam Range- The Train’s Ready
  • Casey Penn- Winner Every Time
  • Flashback- The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde
  • Tim Graves & The Farm Hands- Bluegrass DNA
2023-03-07T10:52:40-05:00March 7th, 2023|