World Cafe Playlist for 03/30/2023

Ruston Kelly joins host Stephen Kallao

Following his very public divorce from country star Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly took time to be alone and reflect before getting back to work. The singer-songwriter’s relocation to Portland, Tennessee and an inspired trip to Joshua Tree National Park set the table for his new album, The Weakness. It’s Kelly’s most expansive record yet, playing with indie and emo rock sounds – We’ll hear some of the new music performed live on the World Cafe, and Kelly shares about the challenges he faced before the songs started pouring out of him.

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*Tom Petty “Room At The Top” Echo
Ruston Kelly “The Weakness” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Ruston Kelly “Mending Song” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Ruston Kelly “Breakdown” The Weakness
Ruston Kelly “Let Only Love Remain” The Weakness
Ruston Kelly “St Jupiter” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Courtney Barnett “Avant Gardener” The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Tears For Fears “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” Songs From The Big Chair
Bailen “Call It Like It Is” Tired Hearts
Margo Price “Radio (feat. Sharon Van Etten)” Strays
George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” All Things Must Pass
Alex G “Runner” God Save The Animals

Hour Two
*Joe Strummer & The Mescal “Get Down Moses” Streetcore
boygenius “Not Strong Enough” The Record
Phoenix “After Midnight (feat. Clairo)” Alpha Zulu
New Radicals “You Get What You Give” Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too
Beck “Loser” Mellow Gold
Pat Metheny “Last Train Home” Recorded Live for World Cafe
Boz Scaggs “Lowdown” Recorded Live for World Cafe
Susan Tedeschi “Tired Of My Tears” Recorded Live for World Cafe
Tame Impala “Wings of Time” Music from the Motion Picture Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Jackson Browne “Somebody’s Baby” “Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Abraham Alexander “Tears Run Dry” Sea/Sons
Patty Griffin “Let Him Fly” Living With Ghosts
Tracy Chapman “You’re The One” Let It Rain
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “Death Wish” Weathervanes

*Optional Song