A summer sampler

“World Cafe” regulars know they can expect everything from big names to undiscovered gems on the show. With that in mind, we’re not even going to try to pigeonhole the coming month’s featured performers — besides, it’s not in the spirit of the Cafe. Have a great summer!

Thursday, June 1 Ween visit the studio to perform music from their latest album, “White Pepper”

Friday, June 2 It’s twice the fun as tour mates Guy Clark and Jesse Winchester drop by the Cafe studios

Saturday, June 3 An encore presentation of Corey Harris’ visit

Monday, June 6 Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer stop by the Cafe studios to perform music from “Tanglewood Tree”

Wednesday, June 7 Singer/ songwriter Sarah Hickman visits the Cafe for an interview and performance

Thursday, June 8 The Cafe invites the Pat McGee Band to the studios

Friday, June 9 Phish drop by Philadelphia’s Sonic Studios for an interview and performance with music from their newest album, “Farmhouse”

Monday, June 12 An encore presentation of Great Big Sea’s visit

Tuesday, June 13 Peter Case drops by the studios to perform music from his latest album, “Flying Saucer Blues”

Wednesday, June 14 American power-popster Josh Rouse and his band play music from his second album, “Home”

Thursday, June 15 David visits Indre studios to talk to Glasgow sensations Travis about their latest offering, “The Man Who”

Friday, June 16 The Cafe talks to k.d. lang at Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound about her new album, “Invincible Summer”

Monday, June 19 An encore presentation of Natalie MacMaster’s visit

Tuesday, June 20 The Tarbox Ramblers stop by the studios for a performance and interview featuring music from their self-titled debut

Wednesday, June 21 Sharon Katz & Peace Train visit David Dye in the Cafe studios

Thursday, June 22 The Cafe welcomes November Project to the Tin Angel

Friday, June 23 The North Mississippi All Stars drop by the studio and perform music from “Shake Hands With Shorty”

Monday, June 26 An encore presentation of Guy Davis’ visit

Tuesday, June 27 The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet visit the Cafe studios for a performance and interview

Wednesday, June 28 Philadelphia’s own country hip-hop band Slo-Mo visit the studios to play music from their debut offering, “Novelty”

Thursday, June 29 Joseph Arthur performs music from his sophomore effort, “Come to Where I’m From”

Friday, June 30 David Dye visits Milwaukee for a special concert recorded at WUWM, featuring the Willy Porter Band and Indigenous

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


Originally published on June 1, 2000