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Finding Songs in Heartbreak


Sara Bareilles: Finding Songs in Heartbreak

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Sara Bareilles.

Set List

  • "Love Song"
  • "Bottle It Up"
  • "Many the Miles"

World Cafe, April 14, 2008 - Singer, songwriter and pianist Sara Bareilles had a normal childhood, growing up in a small California town. Though she wasn't classically trained, she joined the a cappella group Awaken during her years at UCLA. After stepping out as a solo performer, she attracted a major-label deal in 2005, and her single "Love Song" broke out as a free download on iTunes a while later. The full-length Little Voice followed earlier this year.

While her music is often compared to the work of Fiona Apple, Norah Jones and Joni Mitchell, Bareilles is well on her way to distinguishing herself as a unique artist. For inspiration, she draws on musicians as far afield as Radiohead, The Police, Bjork, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Counting Crows and Bob Marley.

This segment originally aired Nov. 7, 2007.

World Cafe /w David Dye
World Café - Tuesday 04-15-2008 Hour 1, Part 7
Kaki King - Bone Chaos In The Castle - Dreaming Of Revenge Buy
The Rolling Stones - Waiting On A Friend - Tattoo You Buy
Alejandro Escovedo - Always A Friend - Real Animal
Patty Larkin - Traveling Alone - Recorded Live For The World Café
Patty Larkin - Beautiful - Recorded Live For The World Café
Patty Larkin - Walking In My Sleep - Recorded Live For The World Café
World Café - Tuesday 04-15-2008 Hour 1, Part 5
Patty Larkin - Hallelujah - Recorded Live For The World Café
Dar Williams - What Do You Hear In These Sounds - End Of The Summer
World Café - Tuesday 04-15-2008 Hour 1, Part 3
Billy Bragg - I Keep Faith - Mr. Love & Justice

Rickie Lee Jones - Satellites - Flying Cowboys

 Todd Rundgren - It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
Langhorne Slim - Sometimes - Langhorne Slim

Madeleine Peyroux - Careless Love - Careless Love

She & Him - Sentimental Heart - Volume One

Chuck Prophet - Summertime Thing - No Other Love

Gary Louris - Omaha Nights - Vagabonds 

Ray Lamontagne - Three More Days - Till The Sun Turns Black

Paolo Nutini - New Shoes - These Streets 

Dorothy Love Coates - That’s Enough - Get On Board

Ray Charles - That’s Enough - The Birth Of Soul (disc 3)
The Wood Brothers - Lovin’ Arms - Loaded

Bodeans - Everyday - Still
Marah - Fire Cracker - Let’s Cut The Crap And Hook Up Later On Tonight
Justin Townes Earle - Hard Livin’ - The Good Life

John Prine - Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore -

Elton John - Amoreena - Tumbleweed Connection



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