As is customary at this time of year, The World Cafe spends the last half of December looking back at the years best, with programs devoted to the best performances and recordings of the year and encore broadcasts of favorite Cafe visits. Theres also a special event a week-long celebration of Rounder Records on the labels 30th anniversary.
Thursday, Nov. 30 The Squirrel Nut Zippers bring the retro swing sounds of Bedlam Ballroom to the Cafe
Friday, Dec. 1 Keb Mo visits Indre studios to perform music from his latest effort, The Door
Monday, Dec. 4 An encore presentation of Joe Jacksons visit
Tuesday, Dec. 5 Australias Kasey Chambers plays music from her debut, The Captain
Wednesday, Dec. 6 Mercury Music Prize winner Badly Drawn Boy drops by to perform songs from The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Thursday, Dec. 7 Kate Rusby performs music from her latest album, Sleepless
Friday, Dec. 8 Indigenous visits Indre studios
Week of Dec. 11-15 The World Cafe celebrates Rounder Records 30th Anniversary with a series of concerts.
Monday, Dec. 18 The Cafe looks back at the best acoustic performances of 2000
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 November 30, 2000