NPR : World Cafe

Filed Under:

Nick Lowe On World Cafe

English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe's reputation often precedes him. He wrote hits "So It Goes," "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?" and "Cruel to Be Kind," produced Elvis Costello's legendary first five albums, collaborated extensively with his wife's stepfather Johnny Cash and nurtured a well-respected solo career. Lowe is a consistently significant figure in country, rock, punk and new wave, and has left his signature on a range of records in his wake of forty years in the business.

Lowe's latest album, The Old Magic, is no exception. A mix of covers and ballads, The Old Magic was produced by Lowe, Neil Brockbank and Robert Treherne. It features covers of Elvis Costello, Tom T. Hall, and Jeff West tunes, as well as eight original songs.

Hear Lowe play songs from The Old Magic, as well as some old favorites, on today's World Cafe.

This session originally aired on September 16, 2011.

Copyright 2011 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.

NPR

'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
NPR

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
WAMU 88.5

What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

WAMU 88.5

Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.