Music

World Cafe
1:48 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Louisville's 5 Best Local Acts

Laura Shine.
Courtesy of WFPK

Laura Shine is the afternoon host and assistant program director at our World Cafe affiliate WFPK in Louisville, Ky., and she still finds time to devour that city's rich local music scene.

We asked her to pick five bands to showcase that vibrant scene. They range from Cabin, the work of Noah Hewett-Ball who's a visual artist-songwriter creating music as a soundtrack to his paintings, to the retro sounding Small Time Napolean. Shine also explains why Louisville is ripe for all this creativity.

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World Cafe
1:45 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Cheyenne Mize On World Cafe

Cheyenne Mize.
Courtesy of the artist

For our Sense Of Place visit to Louisville, Ky., we have a chance to meet singer-songwriter Cheyenne Mize. After working with fellow Louisvillian Will Oldham in 2009 on a 10" recording of 19th-century Parlor music, she started making her own records. The latest, Among The Grey, was released last summer.

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Music
1:36 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Indigo Girls Live at KNBA!

Indigo Girls with Morning Line host, Danny Preston
Credit Photo by Charles Sather

The Indigo Girls stopped by Morning Line to chat and share songs.

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Favorite Sessions
8:12 am
Thu February 20, 2014

KCRW Presents: Phantogram

Phantogram performs live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Rob LaFond KCRW

On the day its second full-length album (Voices) came out, Phantogram was on Morning Becomes Eclectic, performing in L.A.'s Village studios. The New York duo combines trip-hop beats, spaced-out keyboards and Sarah Barthel's airy vocals to create a sound big enough to fill some of L.A.'s largest venues. Only a few days old, the album already has a few songs on heavy rotation at KCRW — including this one, titled "Black Out Days."

World Cafe
6:22 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Ha Ha Tonka On World Cafe

Ha Ha Tonka.
Frank Hill Courtesy of the artist

The Missouri-based band Ha Ha Tonka's unusual name pays tribute to the Ozark region — it's the name of a state park. The four-piece visited our World Cafe studios to play music from its latest album, Lessons. During our chat, singer and songwriter Brian Roberts explained some of the many things that trigger his creativity, including this Fresh Air interview with Maurice Sendak.

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