World Cafe Playlist for 08/29/2023

Abraham Alexander joins host Stephen Kallao

Abraham Alexander wasn’t planning on a career in music a decade ago, but a remarkable series of events led him to this point: He’s opening for Dave Matthews Band, singing alongside Mavis Staples and he released his debut album Sea/Sons earlier this year. On the World Cafe, Abraham Alexander joins us to share his story and perform songs off his new album.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Lousiana Rain” Damn The Torpedoes
Abraham Alexander “Tears Run Dry” WC Recording
Abraham Alexander “Knee Deep” WC Recording
Leon Bridges “River” Coming Home
Leon Bridges “River” Coming Home
Kanye West “Hey Mama” Late Registration
Abraham Alexander “Déjà vu” Sea/sons
Lucinda Williams “I Just Wanted To See You” Lucinda Williams
The Black Keys “Stop Stop” El Camino
Mitski “Bug Like an Angel “The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We
Broken Bells “The High Road” Broken Bells
Hozier “Eat Your Young” Unreal Unearth

Hour Two
Semisonic “Little Bit of Sun” Little Bit of Sun
The Smiths “Panic” Louder Than Bombs
The Last Dinner Party “Nothing Matters” Nothing Matters
Wilco “Evicted” Cousin
The Heavy Heavy “Miles and Miles” Life and Life Only
Cracker “This Is Crack Soul” Cracker
Lucy Dacus “Brando” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
MGMT “It’s Working” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Romy “Love Her” Mid Air
Blur “Girls and Boys” Parklife
Bully “Days Move Slow” Lucky for You
New Order “The Perfect Kiss” Low-Life
Michael Kiwanuka “Tell Me A Tale” Home Again
Devon Gilfillian “All I Really Wanna Do” Love You Anyway
Sade “Soldier of Love” Soldier of Love