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Live Saturday, January 27th at 10am: STEPHANE WREMBEL

One of France's -- in fact the world's -- best Gypsy jazz guitarists comes back to our area for the 9th annual Django Reinhardt Birthday Party at The Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday. Join Roland during "Jazz and Beyond" for a visit from Stephane Wrembel with his rhythm guitarist Thor Jensen.

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MerleFest 2018 Announces New Additions to Lineup (Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now)

WILKESBORO, N.C. (January 16, 2018) – MerleFest , presented by Window World and slated for April 26 - 29 , is proud to announce five additions to the 2018 lineup: The Mavericks, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Mandolin Orange, Alison Brown, and Brandy Clark . The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest has already announced over 75 artists for 2018, including Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson,...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, January 22

Grayson Capps – Scartlett Roses

Tuesday, January 23

Chris Smither – Call Me Lucky

Wednesday, January 24

Steep Canyon Rangers – Out in the Open (with Woody Platt & Graham Sharp joining Scotty!)

Thursday, January 25

Mark Erelli – Mixtape

STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, January 25: Bette Smith – Jetlagger

A neo-Soul/R&B renaissance is in full swing these days! For fans of Macy Gray, Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples…

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World Cafe Looks Back: Robert Plant

Oct 14, 2011

Throughout the month of October, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe. Each day, we'll revisit some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

World Cafe Looks Back: Elvis Costello

Oct 10, 2011

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

World Cafe Looks Back: The Beatles

Oct 7, 2011

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

World Cafe Looks Back: Guitar Greats

Oct 5, 2011

Over the years, World Cafe has seen its share of guitar gods.

Elton John And Leon Russell On World Cafe

May 30, 2011

From his start with the band Bluesology in 1961, multi-award winner Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) has time and time again proven himself to be one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of our day. Rising to international fame by the 1970's with the hit "Your Song," Elton has since released an overwhelming number of studio albums, many of which have climbed their way to the top of the charts.

Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2011

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

Mac Arnold & Friends INTERVIEW Pt1

Apr 28, 2010

Interview with Mac Arnold & Friends in Studio B on April 28, 2010.

The Watts INTERVIEW

Mar 4, 2010

Roland Dierauf's interview with The Watts in Studio B on March 4, 2010.

This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.

Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.

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