World Cafe Guests

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.
Listen

James Taylor

With Before This World James Taylor Is Back In The Songwriting Game After 13 Years Away


James Taylor put out his first album on Apple Records in 1968. He wrote about halcyon days in North Carolina contrasted with songs about the mental hospital and heroin addiction. Those songs and the ones on the eponymous 1970 album that followed solidified a generational love affair with James’ music and with singer-songwriters in general. Well, now, some 13 years since he last put out an album of his own songs, JT is writing again. His new album, For This World, presents James living a calmer life and yet he still gets riled up about The Red Sox. We’ll talk and listen to the album together.

Setlist:
STRETCH OF THE HIGHWAY
BEFORE THIS WORLD / JOLLY SPRINGTIME
ANGELS OF FENWAY

Recent Release: Before This World
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Label: Concord



World Cafe Guest Search