World Cafe Playlist for 05/14/2020

Ann Powers joins host Raina Douris

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the whole world hard, but in Nashville, they were still reeling from a devastating tornado just as the lockdown came. And even though life in Music City has changed – including the loss of a Nashville legend, John Prine – the music hasn’t stopped. Today, NPR’s Ann Powers joins host Raina Douris to talk about the state of the music scene and some of her favorite new releases in Nashville right now.

*The Lone Bellow “You Never Need Nobody” The Lone Bellow
Jason Isbell “It Gets Easier” Reunions
Pam Tillis “Better Friends” Looking for a Feeling
Lou Turner “Flickering Protagonist” Songs for John Venn
Sylvia Rose Novak “Little Sister” Bad Luck
Gillian Welch “Happy Mother’s Day” single
The Black Keys “Fever” Turn Blue
The Flaming Lips “Race For The Price” The Soft Bulletin
Man Man “Cloud Nein” Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between
Jaime Wyatt “Neon Cross” Neon Cross
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss “Fortune Teller” Raising

Hour Two
*Mark Knopfler “What It Is” Sailing to Philadelphia
Dizzy “The Magician” The Sun and Her Scorch
Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” So
Shleby Lynne “Don’t Even Believe in Love” Shelby Lynne
St. Paul & The Broken Bones “Call Me” Half the City
Fontaines D.C. “A Hero’s Death” A Hero’s Death
XTC “Generals & Majors” Black Sea
U.S. Girls “4 American Dollars” Heavy Light
Spoon “I Turn My Camera On” Gimme Fiction
Low Cut Connie “Private Lives” Private Lives
Squirrel Flower “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” Take it or Leave It/So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings
St. Vincent “Digital Witness” St. Vincent
David Byrne “Everybody’s Coming To My House” American Utopia
Blondie “Hanging on the Telephone” Parallel Lines

*Optional Song