Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Willy Porter (w/Carmen Nickerson) – 5/25/15

    Willy Porter joins us this time to talk about his new record “Human Kindness.” One of the first guests on Acoustic Café in 1995, we’ve kept in touch with Willy through many in-studio sessions over the years, and it’s great fun to do another… Joining Willy is vocalist and co-writer Carmen Nickerson.

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    Rhiannon Giddens @ St Cecilia’s (Grand Rapids, MI) – 5/18/15

      Rhiannon Giddens is our in-studio guest this week. Coming after 15 years with Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon made a solo debut in 2015 with her album “Tomorrow Is My Turn,” featuring her interpretations of a century’s worth of great writers and singers. We taped our session with Ms. Giddens in front of an audience at

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      Shakey Graves @ The Leon Loft – 5/11/15

        Our in-studio guest is Shakey Graves who played a stunning set in front of an audience at The Leon Loft. Alejandro also told some of the funniest stories we’ve ever heard! Enjoy songs from SG’s latest “…And The War Came.”

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        Songs Of The Road

          Through 2015, Acoustic Cafe and SongCraft Presents will be taking songwriters on roadtrips in our 2015 Ford C-MAX ENERGI. Along the way, these artists will create a brand new song! You can hear and see the results below… So, come along for the ride! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Song #2: “Texas Night” Artist: Jackie Venson The road trip:

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          Rumer – 5/4/15

            British pop artist Rumer joins us in the studio this time, along with her fantastic band. Although a creator of sweet sounding 60s/70s style pop ballads, her back story is as troubled as her songs are sweet… an interesting conversation and some lovely songs from Rumer’s new album called “Into Colour.”

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