Yearly Archives: 2015

Gavin James

Gavin James – 6/22/15

    Irish newcomer Gavin James joins us in the studio, playing songs from his international debut “Live At Whelans.” Recorded in Dublin last year, the album features Gavin playing his songs solo, showcasing his soaring voice in front of an enthusiastic local crowd. Gavin also talks about his studio album coming later this year.

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    Seth Glier – 6/15/15

      Celebrating the release of his 4th album, Seth Glier stops by to talk about “If I Could Change One Thing,” a new pop sound for some of the songs, and more. At just 26, Seth is a mainstay on the folk club circuit, but has other things he’d like to pursue with his music. Seth

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      Robert Earl Keen – 6/8/15

        Robert Earl Keen joins us to discuss his new music, and his first bluegrass album, called “Happy Prisoner.” After a 35 year career, the consummate Texas singer-songwriter delves into the bluegrass cannon with a collection of traditional and contemporary covers with an amazing 7 piece band live in our studio. Robert also discusses his recent

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        Seinabo Sey – 6/1/15

          Seinabo Sey is our in-studio guest this time, sharing songs from her debut EP “For Madeleine,” and a great cover, too. Raised in both Sweden and Gambia, Seinabo has an interesting worldview which she’s turned into poetry (and now songs).

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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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                    Martin Sexton – 4/27/15

                      We’ve been talking with Martin Sexton for 20 years now, and are always happy to do so! This time the topic is his 2015 album “Mixtape Of The Open Road,” plus his continued love of the touring life, and a fire that destroyed his Saranac Lake home last December.

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