Progressive farming

Progressive rock, folk rock and country rock all take a star turn on “The World Cafe” over the next two weeks. And in the midst of all this, there’s a tasty serving of Phish as well. Here’s the complete rundown:

Thursday, Aug. 31 Steve Earle talks about and plays music from his latest album, “Transcendental Blues”

Friday, Sept. 1 Phish stop by Philadelphia’s Sonic Recording Studios to perform music from their new release, “Farmhouse”

Monday, Sept. 4 An encore presentation of Los Lobos’ visit

Tuesday, Sept. 5 Folk-rock quintet Equation drop by and perform music from their latest album, “The Lucky Few”

Wednesday, Sept. 6 David Dye takes a look at “The Oxford American Southern Sampler,” featuring music from Wilco, Alejandro Escovedo, Mose Allison and many more

Thursday, Sept. 7 Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes stops by the Cafe and David examines the progressive rock movement

Friday, Sept. 8 The Cafe visits John Hiatt in Boulder, Colo.

Monday, Sept. 11 An encore presentation of Phil Roy’s visit

Tuesday, Sept. 12 The World Cafe spotlights the work of musical duos.

Wednesday, Sept. 13 Kimberly Rew and Julian Dawson bring the summertime sound of their latest albums, “Tunnel Into Summer” and “Under the Sun,” to the Cafe studios

“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 August 31, 2000