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    Listen: Early James Performs on NPR's "World Cafe"

    Alabama native Early James, whose debut album, Singing for My Supper, was released via Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound and Nonesuch Records last month, is the guest on NPR's World Cafe today. He spoke with host Stephen Kallao to discuss the album and how Auerbach came to produce it, and shared a live performance recorded earlier this year in Nashville. You can hear the conversation and performance here:

    Singing for My Supper spans hard-charging blues, wistful folk, and ages-old pop crooning, anchored by the singer's voice that oscillates from gravel-gruff shout to a honey-smooth whisper. James' inspirations run from Fiona Apple and Tom Waits to the Southern Gothic poets, as heard in the album's darker themes and in the wry humor with which he writes about them.

    To pick up a copy of Singing for My Supper, head to your local record store's online shop, the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, Amazon, and Qobuz, and listen on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Early James was on NPR's World Cafe to talk with host Stephen Kallao about his recently released debut album, Singing for My Supper, and how Dan Auerbach came to produce it, and shared a live performance recorded earlier this year in Nashville. You can hear it here.

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Alabama native Early James, whose debut album, Singing for My Supper, was released via Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound and Nonesuch Records last month, is the guest on NPR's World Cafe today. He spoke with host Stephen Kallao to discuss the album and how Auerbach came to produce it, and shared a live performance recorded earlier this year in Nashville. You can hear the conversation and performance here:

Singing for My Supper spans hard-charging blues, wistful folk, and ages-old pop crooning, anchored by the singer's voice that oscillates from gravel-gruff shout to a honey-smooth whisper. James' inspirations run from Fiona Apple and Tom Waits to the Southern Gothic poets, as heard in the album's darker themes and in the wry humor with which he writes about them.

To pick up a copy of Singing for My Supper, head to your local record store's online shop, the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, Amazon, and Qobuz, and listen on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Early James: NPR's "World Cafe"

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