Dec 4, 2013 — Actor Oscar Isaac disappears into the title role of the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, a black comedy about a '60s folk singer who just can't make it, no matter what he does. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block about playing the less-than-likable character.
Dec 3, 2013 — The bluegrass band draws influence from the worlds of jazz, pop and rock in its innovative arrangements. Here, the group covers The Postal Service's electro-pop classic "Such Great Heights" with a mastery that makes it sound as if the song belonged to Joy Kills Sorrow all along.
Dec 2, 2013 — Hear two songs from the Australian singer-guitarist — including her breakthrough, "Avant Gardener."
Nov 29, 2013 — World Cafe visited with the Toronto singer-songwriter in his West End neighborhood during the program's Sense of Place spotlight on Canada's music hotbed.
Nov 27, 2013 — Duo members Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland discuss how being married affects their working relationship as musicians. They also perform songs from their most recent album, The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss.
Nov 25, 2013 — Dave Van Ronk's autobiography inspired Joel and Ethan Coen's new movie about a '60s folksinger. Though he died in 2002, a new anthology ought to help give Van Ronk a long-needed boost.
Nov 24, 2013 — There is no shortage of folk and country songs about booze. But what makes the Mandolin Orange tune "Waltz About Whiskey" so enchanting is its effortlessness. Watch the rising folk duo perform the song live for FolkAlley.com.
Nov 22, 2013 — The folk-soul singer plays a rousing live set in the studio. In conversation with host David Dye, Lee reflects on his growth as a songwriter and performer.
Nov 18, 2013 — Hear the graceful singer-songwriter perform songs from his latest album, Love Filling Station, live in West Virginia. Backed by only his nylon-string guitar, Winchester keeps the audience spellbound with his trademark low-key delivery.
Nov 15, 2013 — Guitarist-singer Marian McLaughlin performs using the dérive technique, a French term created by Situationist Guy Debord that means "to drift." Instead of doing something deliberate, Marian subconsciously allows her surroundings to direct her musical journey.