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Laura Veirs On World Cafe | January 10, 2012

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Portland singer-songwriter Laura Veirs has been known to draw inspiration from her immediate family. Early on, memories of summertime camping trips powered her lyrics. More recently, the birth of her son, Tennessee, pushed her to record an album of classic folk songs for children, aptly titled Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs for Children.

The record's 13 tracks, produced by Veirs' Grammy-winning husband Tucker Martine, cover a wide range of songs from the past century in a way that children and parents alike should enjoy. Veirs' vocals bring out the best in older pieces by Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie and Harry Belfonte. In addition, Tumble Bee features guest appearances from Bela Fleck on the banjo, as well as vocals from The Decemberists' Colin Meloy and My Morning Jacket's Jim James. (link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Laura Veirs "Secret Someones" Year of Meteors
Of Monsters & Men "Little Talks" My Head Is An Animal
Fleetwood Mac "Heroes Are Hard to Find" 25 Years: The Chain
Spoon "Don't Make Me a Target" Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
The War On Drugs "Brothers" Slave Ambient

((Laura Veirs "The Fox" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Laura Veirs "The Fox" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Laura Veirs "Jack Can I Ride" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Laura Veirs "Prairie Lullaby" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Laura Veirs "All the Pretty Little Horses" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Cass McCombs "Pregnant Pause" Dropping The Writ))

Craig Finn "Honolulu Blues" Clear Heart Full Eyes
Raphael Saadiq "Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat" Chimes of Freedom
Bob Dylan "Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine" Blonde on Blonde

((Bob Dylan "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" Bringing It All Back Home))

Hour 2

Novalima "Revolucion" Karimba
The Jayhawks "Hide Your Colors" Mockingbird Time
Moby "Run On" Play
Citizen Cope "Let the Drummer Kick" Citizen Cope
The Black Keys "Gold on the Ceiling" El Camino

((Los Campesinos "You! Me! Dancing!" Hold On Now, Youngster))

M83 "Midnight City" Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
David Bowie "TVC15" Station to Station
TV on the Radio "Second Song" Nine Types of Light
Beirut Santa Fe" The Rip Tide
My Morning Jacket "Golden" It Still Moves

((Alice Smith "Secrets" For Lovers, Dreamers And Me))

Memoryhouse "This Will Be Our Year" The Slideshow Effect
Crosby Stills Nash & Young "Deja Vu" Déjà vu
Kathleen Edwards "Change the Sheets" Voyageur