Yearly Archives: 2014


Mike Doughty – 12/15/14

    Mike Doughty and Andrew “Scrap” Livingston return to Acoustic Cafe to discuss Mike’s new album called “Stellar Motel.” Working with DJ Good Goose and a great group of artists in Brooklyn’s hip-hop underground, Mike has fused his acoustic style with hip-hop, creating a whole new sound!


    Lera Lynn – 12/8/14

      Lera Lynn stops by to perform songs from her first album, and her new one called “The Avenues.” Now in Nashville, Lera recorded “The Avenues” in Los Angeles with producer Joshua Grange, and Joshua joins Lera for some unique, stripped down versions of her songs.


      Jill Barber – 11/17/14

        Canadian singer songwriter Jill Barber drops by to discuss her new album “Fool’s Gold.” Although the songs are all new, the album covers many of the styles of 20th century popular music from folk-blues, to Motown to 70s pop. A fun record from one of the best vocalists working today!

        2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! - Shovels & Rope, Valerie June and Shakey Graves

        Shovels & Rope – 11/10/14

          So happy to welcome Shovels & Rope to the studio this time to talk about the new album “Swimmin’ Time,” and play some of the new songs. Cary Ann and Michael came together as a couple, and founded S&R as a great way to keep up their professional activities without sacrificing their personal lives. What


          Kat Edmonson – 11/3/14

            Kat Edmonson returns to our studio in this segment, along with her great band, performing songs from her new album “The Big Picture.” Kat also discusses her cinematic songwriting, working with producer Mitchell Froom, and why New York city is exactly where this Texan needs to be!

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            Joe Henry @ Americanafest 2014 – 10/20/14

                           This time we feature our second session from Americanafest 2014! Joe Henry joined us at Southern Ground studios to discuss his latest “Invisible Hour,” the re-imagining of Johnny Cash’s “Bitter Tears” album from 1964 (“Look Again To The Wind”), songwriting, production, even some questions from our audience. Joe also performed


              Judith Owen 2014 – 10/13/14

                Judith Owen returns this time to play songs from and talk about her new album “Ebb & Flow.” Seeking a decidedly 70s sound, Judith employed bassist Lee Sklar, drummer Russ Kunkel and guitarist Waddy Wachtel, 3 guys who made a big chunk of those classic early 70s records with Browne, Taylor, Zevon, Ronstadt, and hundreds


                Lee Ann Womack @ Americanafest 2014 – 10/6/14

                  This time we’re airing the first of our two Americanafest sessions, this time with Lee Ann Womack. Her first album in six years is called “The Way I’m Livin’,” and features Lee Ann’s take on songs from great writers like Chris Knight, Bruce Robison, Neil Young, Julie Miller and more. We recorded our session in


                  Ellis Paul (w/Rebecca Loebe) – 9/29/14

                    Ellis Paul returns to our studio this week, talking about a brilliant new album called “Chasing Beauty.” We’ve been talking with Ellis since the earliest days of this show, and it’s great to see him again. In this appearance he’s joined by Austin singer songwriter Rebecca Loebe.


                    Lake Street Dive – 9/15/14

                      We’re thrilled to welcome Lake Street Dive to the studio this time to talk about a massive couple years since their covers EP called “Fun Machine” in 2012. This year they released “Bad Self Portraits,” and Bridgette, Rachael, Mike and McDuck reflect on 10 years together as a band, truly honing their craft and paying

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