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Dan Mangan on World Cafe | November 30, 2010

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Vancouver's Dan Mangan is further proof that soft-spoken sincerity resonates with listeners. In the days since he released his first acoustic EP, All At Once, in 2003, Mangan has evolved from a community name to an international act.

He's more than just a pretty voice, though. Mangan has a knack for instrumental arrangements, often requiring as many as 20 musicians to flesh out his tracks.

His latest album is Nice, Nice, Very Nice, which has been likened to Bon Iver and fellow Canadian Chad VanGaalen. Hear Mangan perform songs live in the World Cafe studios at WXPN in Philadelphia.


Robert Plant  House of Cards  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Lyle Lovett  You Can't Resist It  You Can't Resist It
Trombone Shorty  On the Way Down  Backatown
The Greenhornes  Saying Goodbye  ****
Nazz  Open My Eyes  Anthology Disc One
Dan Mangan  Sold  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dan Mangan  Road Regrets  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dan Mangan  Robots  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Jackson Browne  Under the Falling Sky  Saturate Before Using
Amos Lee  Windows Are Rolled Down  Mission Bell
Shivaree  Goodnight Moon  I Oughta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump
Susan Tedeschi  Lord Protect My Child  Hope and Desire
The Heptones  Country Boy  Night Food
Black Dub  I Believe in You  Black Dub
The National  Terrible Love (Alt Version)  High Violent (Expanded Edition)
Donald Fagen  What I Do  Morph the Cat
Lykke Li  Get Some  Get Some Single
Donovan  Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)  Fairytale
Aloe Blacc  I Need A Dollar  Good Things
Gil Scott-Heron  The Bottle  The Best of Gil Scott-Heron
Grizzly Bear  Two Weeks  Veckatimest
Kurt Vile  In My Time  In My Time Single
General Public  Tenderness  The Beat Goes On
Jenny and Johnny  Big Wave  I'm Having Fun Now