Playing for Change at the World Cafe

One of the great triumphs Earbender generated on the Playing for Change tour was a booking on WXPN‘s immensely popular and influential syndicated daily program, The World Cafe with David Dye. This episode will be broadcast nationally on December 23. On it, the group performs “A Change is Gonna Come,” “Stand By Me” and Tracy […]

WXPN's 885 Desert Island Song Countdown Has Commenced

WXPN‘s annual 885 Desert Island Song countdown has commenced, and its staff created this great video to promote it. I’m happy to join the effort by posting it here. It’s difficult to be all things to all people, but WXPN is an outlet that covers a lot of ground musically. I wouldn’t call them classic […]

New and Old Media Team (Pitchfork and World Cafe) to Host Music Debate

On a recent World Cafe, Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork and Dave Thompson, who wrote the book, New Music Sucks, faced off in a heated debate about new vs old music. Thompson opens the argument talking about shoes (which brings to mind “St. Hubbins – the patron saint of Quality Footwear” in Spinal Tap).