A festive start to the fall


To start the month of September, WXPN's "World Cafe" looks back at the festivals of summer, starting with 'XPN's own Singer/Songwriter Festival, which took place in July at Penn's Landing. Other "World Cafe" highlights these next two weeks include:

Thursday, Sept. 3 Highlights from WXPN's Singer/Songwriter Festival, featuring live performances from Marah, Olu Dara, Southern Culture on the Skids, Huffamoose and Lucinda Williams Friday, Sept. 4 More Singer/Songwriter Festival highlights: performances from Mary Arden Collins, James McMurtry, Patty Griffin, Moxy Fruvous and Francis Dunnery Saturday, Sept. 5 David Dye looks back on the best of Gene Shay's World Cafe Festival Tour reports Tuesday, Sept. 8 Singer/songwriter Kate Campbell drops by the studio to perform work from her latest album, "Visions of Plenty" Wednesday, Sept. 9 Hub performs in the studio Thursday, Sept. 10 MCA-Nashville recording artist Joe Ely stops in to the studio to perform music from his newest release, "Twistin' in the Wind" Friday, Sept. 11 Head back to school with a special World Cafe Swing Dance Monday, Sept. 14 An encore presentation of Jeffrey Gaines' visit to Tongue & Groove Studios Tuesday, Sept. 15 Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys drop by the World Cafe studios

"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 from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Originally published on September 3, 1998