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Trixie Whitley on World Cafe | March 12, 2013

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At 25 years old, Trixie Whitley is already a veteran of the music industry. Growing up, she toured the world with her late father, singer-songwriter Chris Whitley, and gained repute as a DJ in Europe, spinning records in Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and New York City.

Whitley established her jazz and alt-rock tendencies on her first album, Strong Blood, in 2008, and garnered attention after touring with Daniel Lanois' Black Dub in 2010. Since then, Whitley has created buzz with emotionally compelling songs, fueled by passionate honesty and searing guitar and piano. She released her latest EP, Fourth Corner, earlier this year.

Here, she performs songs from Fourth Corner and talks with host David Dye about her musical upbringing. (Link)


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Chris Whitley “Big Sky Country” Living With the Law
The xx “Sunset” Coexist
Portishead “Sour Times” Dummy
Bobby Long “Devil Moon” Wishbone
Arcade Fire “The Month of May” The Suburbs
((Trixie Whitley “Never Enough” Fourth Corner))
Trixie Whitley “Fourth Corner” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Trixie Whitley “Hotel No Name” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Gary Clark Jr. “Oh Pretty Woman” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Macy Gray “I Try” On How Life Is
Laura Mvula “She” Sing to the Moon
Old 97’s “Jagged” Fight Songs
Fitz & the Tantrums “Out of My League” More than Just a Dream
The Avett Brothers “Live & Die” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Modest Mouse “Missed the Boat” We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Let the Day Begin” Specter At the Feast
Alt-J “Tesselate” An Awesome Wave
Prince “When Doves Cry” The Hits/The B-Sides
((Talking Heads “Burning Down the House” Speaking In Tongues))
REM “Man On the Moon” Automatic For the People
The Last Bison “Switzerland” Inheritance EP
Pickwick “Lady Luck” Can’t Talk Medicine
General Public “Tenderness” The Beat Goes On
Kathleen Edwards “Sidecar” Voyageur
((Red Hot Chili Peppers “Sir Psycho Sexy” Blood Sugar Sex Magik))
Toots & The Maytals “Funky Kingston” True Love
Bombino “Amidine” Nomad
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Who’ll Stop the Rain” Chronicle, Vol. 1
Dawes “From a Window Seat” Stories Don’t End