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Sam Roberts Band On World Cafe | August 3, 2011

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In the past decade, Sam Roberts has ascended from a humble indie singer-songwriter to one of the most popular rock acts in Canada. Roberts has repeatedly topped the charts, won six Juno awards — Canada's equivalent of the Grammy — and toured with Oasis and the Tragically Hip, but remains relatively unknown outside his home country.

Roberts became a household name in 2002 when his album The Inhuman Condition became the best-selling independent release in Canadian history. His latest album, Collider, is a crowd-pleasing collection of songs cementing Roberts' reputation as an impeccable craftsman and a dependable source of thoughtful, melodic and memorable rock and roll.

Hear a conversation with Sam Roberts and songs from a live set recorded at the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware during the 11th Annual NON-COMMvention in May. (link)

Playlist:

HOUR 1

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr "Simple Girl" It's A Corporate World
Nilsson "Without Her" Greatest Hits
Wilco "Might" The Whole Love
Milagres "Here To Stay" Glowing Mouth
Blue Rodeo "5 Days In May" 5 Days In July
Gin Blossoms "Hey Jealousy" New Miserable Experience
Sam Roberts Band "The Last Crusade" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Sam Roberts Band "Detroit '67" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Sam Roberts Band "Kids" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Vampire Weekend "I'm Going Down" Itunes Session
Graham Parker "Local Girls" Passion Is No Ordinary Word
Okkervil River "Rider" I Am Very Far
Spoon "The Beast And Dragon, Adored" Gimme Fiction

HOUR 2

Rickie Lee Jones "Satellites" Cowboys
Other Lives "Tamer Animals" Tamer Animals
Bon Iver "Calgary" Bon Iver
Bjork "Hyper-Ballad" Post
The Verve "Bitter Sweet Symphony" CD Single
The Smithereens "Sorry" 11
Soul Asylum "Somebody To Shove" Grave Dancer's Union
Dawes "Fire Away" Nothing Is Wrong
Givers "Up,Up,Up" In Light
Talking Heads "I Zimbra" Fear Of Music
Gillian Welch "The Way It Goes" The Harrow And The Harvest
The Band "Acadian Driftwood" To Kingdom Come CD2