Here’s what’s on tap this week on World Cafe. Listen Monday-Friday at 10pm on KXT.
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Thanks to Jim Riddle for the festival photos.
Drive-By Truckers – Danko / Manuel Drive-By Truckers – “Danko/Manuel” On their somewhat overlooked 2004 release The Dirty South, the venerable Athens, Georgia sextet produced this ballad that pays tribute to two departed members of legendary group The Band. Rick Danko, who died of a heart attack in December 1999, was a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist… Read more »
Gomez – “Airstream Driver” This song, from Gomez’s sixth record A New Tide, shows the expanse of their musical talents, pulling in blues, catchy pop melodies, and quirky indie rock sounds. Despite finding success with their first two releases Bring It On and Liquid Skin, they have bounced around between labels before landing on Dave… Read more »
tumblr_kzsivkr1QL1qb97ja Drive-By Truckers – “(It’s Gonna Be) I Told You So” This track, from the Drive-By Truckers’ latest The Big To Do, highlights the songwriting and singing of bassist Shonna Tucker. Though the band hails from Athens, Georgia, most of the members are from Alabama, and this song shows the Muscle Shoals influence, with a… Read more »
Chris Johnson of Telegraph Canyon stopped by the KXT studio on Thursday, November 19, to play stripped down versions of songs from the band’s albums All the Good News, and their latest release The Tide and The Current, which was produced by Will Johnson of Centro-matic. The band’s ambitious sound has propelled them to the… Read more »
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, an Alabama band fronted by the former Drive-By Truckers guitarist brought their soulful country-rock sound to the KXT studios and played a couple songs from their latest self-titled album. Video: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit perform at KXT Audio: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit interview and performance… Read more »