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Jonathan Wilson Goes Back To His Roots For 'Dixie Blur'

Jonathan Wilson
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Jonathan Wilson

Even if you're not familiar with Jonathan Wilson's music, you may have heard his work before. He's an established producer who's partly credited with revitalizing the Laurel Canyon music scene over the last couple of decades thanks to his work with artists like Dawes and Father John Misty in his California studio. But in a bit of a surprising move, considering he's got everything he needs in LA, Jonathan decided to pick up and head to Nashville to record his latest album, Dixie Blur.

In this session, Jonathan talks about why he made that decision and who pushed him in that direction, plus you'll hear Jonathan perform songs from Dixie Blur, which was co-produced by Pat Sansone from Wilco.

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Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, comes to World Cafe from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where she was host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC Music. She is also involved with Canada's highest music honors: Since 2017, she has hosted the Polaris Music Prize Gala, for which she is also a jury member, and she has also been a jury member for the Juno Awards. Douris has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs, and red carpet host and interviewer for the Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as well as a panelist for such renowned CBC programs as Metro Morning, q and CBC News.
Since 2017, John Myers has been the producer of NPR's World Cafe, which is produced by WXPN at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Previously he spent about eight years working on the other side of Philly at WHYY as a producer on the staff of Fresh Air with Terry Gross. John was also a member of the team of public radio veterans recruited to develop original programming for Audible and has worked extensively as a freelance producer. His portfolio includes work for the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, The Association for Public Art and the radio documentary, Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio. He's taught radio production to preschoolers and college students and, in the late 90's, spent a couple of years traveling around the country as a roadie for the rock band Huffamoose.

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