NPR : World Cafe

Filed Under:

Julia Nunes On World Cafe

Hailing from New York, acoustic pop sensation Julia Nunes got her start posting videos on YouTube in 2006, playing covers from idols such as The Beatles, Ben Folds and The Beach Boys. Her unique uke-melodica style soon had her onstage at the request of Ben Folds. She has since released four full-length albums.

Settle Down is Nunes' first album with a label. Her style has evolved from punk pop to mellow ukulele pieces that showcase her voice. Nunes was recently featured as a World Cafe: Next artist, and now she's back on the air as a full-blown World Cafe artist. Given the deep emotion, plunky uke and lovely self-harmonizing on Settle Down, there's little doubt this up-and-comer will be around for some time.

Copyright 2012 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.

NPR

National Museum of African American History Opens Its Doors

More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.
NPR

While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.
NPR

Newspaper Endorsements Matter Most When They're Unexpected

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, but an endorsement that came the day before from a smaller paper may matter more to its readers, for the simple fact that it was unexpected.
NPR

As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.

Leave a Comment

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