World Cafe Playlist for 11/01/2023

Mighty Poplar joins host Stephen Kallao

On the World Cafe, some of the best bluegrass players have gotten together to create a new supergroup, and the results are sublime. Meet Mighty Poplar, a supergroup featuring members of Punch Brothers, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings and Watchhouse. The band says their new self-titled debut was a chance to play “real deal bluegrass” like Bill Monroe did over 75 years ago. They’ll perform songs from that album, plus talk about what makes bluegrass music so special.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey” Traveller
Mighty Poplar “Up On The Divide” WC Recording
Leonard Cohen “Story of Isaac” Songs from a Room
Mighty Poplar “Story of Isaac” Mighty Poplar
Mighty Poplar “Kicking Up the Devil On a Holiday” WC Recording
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Bluebird Wine” Old Yellow Moon
Mighty Poplar “Little Joe” WC Recording
Mighty Poplar “Let Him Go On Mama” WC Recording
Medeski, Scofield, Martin, & Wood “Little Walter Rides Again” Out Louder
Alison Krauss “Baby, Now That I’ve Found You” Now That I’ve Found You: A Collection
The Allman Brothers “Melissa” Eat A Peach
boygenius “Cool About It” The Record

Hour Two
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros “Home” Up From Below
Slow Pulp “DOUBT” Yard
Pavement “Cut Your Hair” Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
Old Crow Medicine Show “Miles Away” Jubilee
Tom Petty “Wildflowers” Wildflowers
Future Islands “Seasons” WC Recording
Koko Taylor “Wang Dang Doodle” Live at the World Cafe
Soul Asylum “Runaway Train” W.C. Recording
The Breeders “Divine Hammer” Last Splash
Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” Tuesday Night Music Club
Emily King “Can’t Hold Me” WC Recording
Amos Lee “Greenville” Honeysuckle Switches
Lucinda Williams “Sweet Old World” Sweet Old World
ROMY “The Sea” Mid Air
The Menzingers “Come On Heartache” Some Of It Was True
Alice In Chains “Heaven Beside You” Alice In Chains