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Johnny Flynn On World Cafe | Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Poet and songwriter Johnny Flynn is often mentioned in the same breath as Laura Marling, with whom he's collaborated and toured. Harnessing inspiration from great writers such as Yeats and Shakespeare, Flynn is a connoisseur of words, which he sings with conviction and honesty. His songwriting is fleshed out by the warmly layered guitars, strings, trumpets and percussion of his band, The Sussex Wit.

Sitting down with World Cafe host David Dye, Flynn discusses everything from his rebellious roots to the process of writing his latest album. Two years after becoming the poster boy for the nu-folk scene, Flynn and his band released Been Listening in October. The result proves to be no less warm, and no less cunning than Flynn's earlier work.

Check out the playlist below.

Neil Young Harvest Moon  Harvest Moon 
Laura Marling  Blues Run the Game  Blues Run the Game 
Mumford & Sons  Little Lion Man  Sigh No More 
Johnny Flynn  Been Listening  Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Johnny Flynn  Churlish May  Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Johnny Flynn  The Water  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Johnny Flynn  Lost and Found  Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Warpaint  Undertow  The Fool 
Gomez  Get Miles  Bring it On
Broken Bells  The High Road  Broken Bells 
The Hold Steady  First Night  Boys & Girls In America 
Cee-Lo Green  Bright Lights Bigger City  The Lady Killer 
David Byrne & Brian Eno  Strange Overtones  Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Iron & Wine  Summer In Savannah  Walking Far From Home 
Junip  Always  Fields 
Sam Phillips  Lever Pulled Down  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Sam Phillips  Lying  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Sam Phillips  Magic for Everybody  Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Ray LaMontagne  Repo Man  God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise
Taj Mahal  Texas Woman Blues  Recycling the Blues 
Soul Coughing  Soft Serve  Irresistible Bliss