Yearly Archives: 2015

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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        J.J. Grey – 4/20/15

          It’s another Leon Loft live session (recorded at Leon Speakers headquarters), this time with J.J. Grey, and Mofro members J.J., Todd Smalley and Andrew Trube play songs from the new album “Ol’ Glory,” and tell stories of working on the family farm, the summer festival season and more!

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          The Temperance Movement – 4/13/15

            The Temperance Movement joins us for some acoustic versions of songs from their self-titled U.S. debut. For fans of Faces, Stones, Black Crowes and AC/DC, The Temperance Movement have been steadily working the clubs in Europe, and even opened a string of dates for The Stones in 2013. Fun talk with a hard workin’, hard

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            Steve Earle & The Dukes (in NYC) – 3/30/15

              Steve Earle & The Dukes are the guests this week on Acoustic Café. Recorded live at Electric Lady Studios in New York, Steve talks about the new album “Terraplane,” the blues, his divorce from Allison Moorer, Broadway, a project with Shawn Colvin and much more! It’s always an exciting conversation with Mr. Earle.

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              Spandau Ballet – 3/9/15

                Spandau Ballet is back… it’s TRUE… and they join us as our in-studio guests. With their roots in mid-70s punk, the band became part of the music and fashion scene of the club Blitz in London, and saw international superstardom through the 80s. Split apart by a bitter lawsuit and individual pursuits for 20 years,

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                Brandi Carlile- 3/2/15

                  Brandi Carlile and Phil & Tim Henseroth stop by for songs from Brandi’s new album The Firewatcher’s Daughter.” Featuring a new way of working, and lots of new sounds, Brandi tells the story of the new album, the band member’s growing families and much more!

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                  Songs Of The Road Copy

                    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 #1: “Not Home Anymore” Artist: Lera Lynn The road

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                    Butch Walker – 2/9/15

                      Our in-studio guest is Butch Walker, producer, writer, and a solo artist too! His 7th album “Afraid Of Ghosts” has just been released, and Butch talks about the new songs, working with Ryan Adams who produced it (“producing a producer”), and his own pop production work with Pink and so many more!

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