Yearly Archives: 2013

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Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County (Mellencamp, King, Burnett) – 7/8/13

    This week Acoustic Café presents an extended look at the “Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County” project. The new musical, 13 years in the making, is discussed with principals John Mellencamp, author Stephen King and producer T Bone Burnett. The ghost story by King is complimented by Mellencamp’s new songs, performed by a selection of artists

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    Sir Tom Jones – 6/10/13

        Sir Tom Jones and his band join us for a very special session, including songs from his new album “Spirit In The Room,” and an extended conversation about a most fascinating career. With hits in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and into the new century, Sir Tom turned his interpretive powers to classic songs

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      City & Colour – 6/3/13

        City & Colour (Dallas Green) is our guest this week to talk about the new album “The Hurry And The Harm,” recently released (6/5/13). In addition to playing some new songs and old, Dallas also delivers the most cogent thoughts we’ve ever heard on being an artist, and displaying your art, in our camera phone,

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        Aaron Neville – 5/27/13

          Another vocal legend drops by our studio as Aaron Neville talks about doo-wop, and his 2013 doo-wop disc called “My True Story”. Produced with fellow doo-wop fans Don Was and Keith Richards, “My True Story” also brings in some of the original doo-wop artists to sing alongside Aaron. Great stories, and great solo performances of

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          Bobby McFerrin – 5/20/13

            Bobby McFerrin, one of the world’s most versatile vocalists, 10x Grammy Award winner, and great musical innovator of our time, comes to Acoustic Café this week for songs from his new American roots album “spirityouall” (spiritual). Paying tribute to his father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., Bobby explores some of the songs his father performed on his

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            Rod Stewart – 5/5/13

                Rod Stewart. This week we’re thrilled to welcome the incomparable Rod Stewart, talking about and playing songs from his first rock album in nearly 20 years called “Time”. Conversation also centers around topics covered in his 2012 autobiography “ROD: The Autobiography”, the American Songbook period, The Faces and so much more!

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              Trixie Whitley – 3/25/13

                When Chris Whitley was on tour in 1998, he called us to ask if we could record him singing a few songs with his 10-year-old daughter, Trixie. It was the cutest thing ever recorded in our studio! Now, 15 years later, Trixie has emerged as one of the most powerful voices out there. After a

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                Tegan & Sara – 1/28/13

                    Tegan & Sara joined us as they released their 7th album called “Heartthob”. A real surprise, “Heartthrob” is a pure pop production, and one of the coolest musical turns for the sisters Quin! Tegan & Sara talk about the new songs, the new sound, and play songs both old and new on this week’s

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