New faces and old favorites


A number of new releases, including debut albums by two artists, are featured on "The World Cafe" these next two weeks, along with studio visits from familiar faces.

Thursday, April 15 Boston's very own Gigolo Aunts perform music from their latest album, "Minor Chords and Major Themes" Friday, April 16 Indigenous visits Philadelphia's Tongue & Groove studios to play music from "Things We Do" Monday, April 19 An encore presentation of David Wilcox's visit Tuesday, April 20 Columbia recording artist Tal Bachman plays music from his self-titled debut Wednesday, April 21 A chat with singer/songwriter Peter Himmelman about his newest release, "Love Thinketh No Evil" Thursday, April 22 "Popera" sensation Rufus Wainwright talks with David Dye and plays music from his self-titled debut Friday, April 23 Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band visit the studio Monday, April 26 Beth Orton drops by Tongue & Groove Studios. Tuesday, April 27 It's Banjo Day on the World Cafe! Wednesday, April 28 The World Cafe celebrates the Boston music scene with visits from Geoff Muldaur and Peter Wolf Thursday, April 29 The New Radicals drop by for a performance and interview featuring music from "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too"

"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.

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Originally published on April 15, 1999