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Kopecky Family Band on World Cafe | January 22, 2013

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Although the six members of the Kopecky Family Band aren't related by blood, they function with a sense of harmony common in family outfits. Formed in 2007, the group released a series of EPs before finally releasing its first full-length album, Kids Raising Kids, in 2012.

The band's eclectic mix of orchestral sounds and soothing melodies earned it the title of "Artist to Watch" by WXPN in December. Taking time out from its current U.S. tour, the Kopecky Family Band recently performed songs from Kids Raising Kids for World Café and talked with host David Dye about finding a distinct sound.


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Bruce Cockburn "Great Big Love" Nothing But A Burning Light

Wild Belle "Keep You" Isles

The English Beat "I Confess" Special Beat Service

Fitz & The Tantrums "Moneygrabber" Picking Up The Pieces

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell "Bluebird Wine" Old Yellow Moon

John Hiatt "Thing Called Love" Bring The Family

((Kopecky Family Band "Stand Back" The Disaster))

Kopecky Family Band "The Glow" Recorded Live For The World Cafe

Kopecky Family Band "Are You Listening" Recorded Live For The World Cafe

Kopecky Family Band "Heartbeat" Recorded Live For The World Cafe

((Kopecky Family Band "The Glow" Recorded Live For The World Cafe))

Foxygen "San Francisco" We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic

Velvet Underground "Who Loves The Sun" Loaded

Wilco "Box Full Of Letters" A.M.

Night Beds "Ramona" Country Sleep




Heartless Bastards "Parted Ways" Arrow

Trixie Whitley "Never Enough" Fourth Corner

Chris Whitley "Look What Love Has Done" Living With The Law

Glen Hansard "Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting" Rhythm And Repose

Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart" Best Of Cmj

((Weezer "Perfect Situation" Make Believe))

Free Energy "Hangin’" Electric Fever

Blondie "Hangin’ On A Telephone" Parallel Lines

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones "The Rascal King" Let’s Face It

Jack White "I’m Shakin’" Blunderbuss

Ry Cooder "Get Rhythm" Get Rhythm

Jd Mcpherson "North Side Gal" Signs And Signifiers

((The Black Crowes "Remedy" Southern Harmony And The Musical Companion))

The Amazing "Flashlight" Gentle Stream

Jefferson Airplane "Comin’ Back To Me" Girl, Interrupted Soundtrack

Junip "Line Of Fire" Line Of Fire

Calexico "Alone Again Or" Calexico