Global divas, High Llamas, and Dead veterans

Grateful Dead fans will want to tune in "The World Cafe" on Friday, May 1, when band alumni Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman's visit to Tongue & Groove Studios is the feature of the day. For the rest of the next two weeks, host David Dye and the Cafe crew will serve up a little something for everyone:

  • Thursday, April 30 Jolene performs music from its new release "In the Gloaming"

  • Friday, May 1 Grateful Dead alumni Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman visit Tongue & Groove for a special jam session

  • Monday, May 4 Singer-songwriter Kate McDonnell visits the Cafe studios

  • Tuesday, May 5 Olu Dara joins host David Dye for an interview and music from his solo debut, "In the World from Natchez To"

  • Wednesday, May 6 Performance and interview with V2 recording artists The High Llamas

  • Thursday, May 7 Jules Shear performs music from his new Windham Hill album of duets, "Between Us"

  • Friday, May 8 Sliced Bread's Gene Shay discusses his album "What's That I Hear? The Songs of Phil Ochs" on a special Phil Ochs tribute program

  • Monday, May 11 An encore presentation of Steve Forbert's visit to Tongue & Groove Studios

  • Tuesday, May 12 Shawn Stewart talks to Mark Eitzel about his latest album, "Caught in a Trap and I Can't Get Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby"

  • Wednesday, April 15 Liz Story and Will Ackerman drop by the studio for a performance and interview

"The World Cafe," which is heard on more than 100 public radio stations nationwide, is produced by WXPN-FM (88.5) and airs locally from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays. All live appearances air during the 3 to 4 p.m. hour.

Originally published on April 30, 1998