Christmas Eve may be a "silent night" by "World Cafe" standards, but they'll make up for it the next day with a rockin' Christmas celebration. The Cafe crew will also fill the holidays with live visits from alterna-rockers moe and They Might Be Giants and encore performances from Lyle Lovett and Keb' Mo'. Here are the highlights of the "World Cafe" schedule for the rest of the year:
Thursday, Dec. 3 Sony/550 Music cult rockers moe perform music from their new release "Tin Cans and Car Tires" in the studio
Friday, Dec. 4 A visit from Texas troubador Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Monday, Dec. 7 An encore presentation of Sinead Lohan's studio visit
Tuesday, Dec. 8 Jim's Big Ego pay a studio visit
Wednesday, Dec. 9 Harpist Andreas Vollenweider talks with David Dye
Thursday, Dec. 10 They Might Be Giants visit the Cafe
Friday, Dec. 11 Micky Hart's Planet Drum invade the Tongue & Groove Studios
Monday, Dec. 14 A Lyle Lovett encore presentation
Tuesday, Dec. 15 A performance and interview with Montreal chanteuse Lhasa
Wednesday, Dec. 16 The Nields visit the studio
Thursday, Dec. 17 Martin Sexton performs selections from his latest album, "The American"
Friday, Dec. 18 Allison Kraus visits Tongue & Groove Studios
Monday, Dec. 21 An encore presentation of Keb' Mo's studio visit
Tuesday, Dec. 22 The Best of the World Cafe
Wednesday, Dec. 23 The Best of Tongue & Groove
Thursday, Dec. 24 The Cafe celebrates Christmas with quiet music
Friday, Dec. 25 It's a rockin' Christmas at the World Cafe!
Monday, Dec. 28 A roundup of the best of this year's acoustic performancesThursday, Dec. 31 A special year-end World Cafe Dance Party
"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 December 3, 1998