World Cafe Playlist for 04/02/2021

The Hold Steady join host Stephen Kallao

Indie rock mainstays, The Hold Steady, paint pictures of everyday life through their music. The latest batch of characters and stories on their new album, Open Door Policy, revolve around power and mental health. The songs were penned in 2019, and lead singer Craig Finn will join host Stephen Kallao to share about the band’s songwriting process – which he describes as writing about “the high” and “the hangover.”

*Dave Matthews Band “Tripping Billies” Crash
The Hold Steady “The Feelers” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Hold Steady “Family Farm” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Hold Steady “Lanyards” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Hold Steady “Sequestered in Memphis” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Haim “The Steps” Women in Music Pt. III
The Postal Service “Such Great Heights” Give Up
Sofia Valdes “Handful of Water” Ventura EP
Serena Ryder “Better Now” The Art of Falling Apart
Ben Folds Five “Alice Childress” Ben Folds Five
The Waterboys “How Long Will I Love You” Room to Roam

Hour Two
*Lucinda Williams “Real Live Bleeding Finger And Broken Guitar Strings” World Without Tears
Jungle “Keep Moving” Loving in Stereo
Leon Bridges “Bad Bad News” Good Thing
The Record Company “Off the Ground” Give it Back to You
Albert King “Born Under a Bad Sign” The Ultimate Collection
Parker Millsap “The Real Thing” Be Here Instead
Neko Case “Bad Luck” Hell-On
Twin Shadow “Johnny & Jonnie” Twin Shadow
General Public “Tenderness” All the Rage
Bjork “Human Behavior” Debut
The Polyphonic Spree “Love My Way” Wait EP
Jon Batiste “I Need You” We Are
Stevie Ray Vaughan “Tight Rope” In Step
The War on Drugs “Pain” A Deeper Understanding

*Optional Song