Yearly Archives: 2016

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Eric Johnson, Parts 1 & 2 – 12/5/16, 12/12/16

    It’s a 2-part visit with Eric Johnson. Part one is above, part two below! Known for 30 years as one of the world’s finest electric guitarists, Eric has never done an acoustic record… until now! “EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic Guitar & Piano” presents Johnson’s original songs, instrumentals and interpretations, largely as solo performances. On

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    Foy Vance @ The Leon Loft – 11/28/16

      We return to The Leon Loft this time for a visit with Foy Vance. His third album, “The Wild Swan,” arrived this year on his friend Ed Sheeran’s new label, and comes after touring with both Ed and Sir Elton John. Stories and laughter abound with this talented Irish singer songwriter! (Photo: Jordan Buzzy Photography)

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      Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – 11/21/16

        Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join us this time for songs from their new project, “Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad.” Created in and around the trains they rode on a 4-day trip across America, the album is filled with classic train songs from the last 100 years. Billy and Joe

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        Joseph – 11/14/16

          The Portland trio Joseph join us this week for songs from their national debut album “I’m Alone, No You’re Not.” Sisters Natalie, Meegan and Allison Closner had no plans to pursue music until Natalie suggested the idea 6 years ago. Using Noisetrade, they gave away their indie debut and created a touring base, setting the

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          The Record Company @ The Leon Loft – 11/7/16

            The Record Company brings their exciting acoustic set to The Leon Loft this time on Acoustic Cafe. Chris Vos, Alex Stiff and Marc Cazorla talk about the formation of the band, their creative and performing ethic, and play songs from their national debut “Give It Back To You.”

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            Brent Cobb – 10/31/16

              Brent Cobb drops by for a visit this week, playing songs from his national debut “Shine On Rainy Day.” Originally from Ellaville, GA, old friend Luke Bryan got him to move to Nashville where Brent’s had good success writing for other artists (Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Luke, etc.). Brent’s debut was produced by his

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              Shovels & Rope – 10/24/16

                This time Shovels & Rope are our in-studio guests, playing songs from their new album “Little Seeds.” Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent drew many of the new songs from the turbulence of their recent life, including the birth of their first child, Michael’s father’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and the loss of a close

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                Ages & Ages – 10/17/16

                  Portland’s Ages & Ages drop by the studio as our guests, playing songs from their new album “Something To Ruin.” Each album from this musical collective has a big theme, and on their third album they look at over-development in their hometown and beyond. Interesting words and music from Ages & Ages this time on

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                  Sean McConnell @ Americanafest 2016 – 10/10/16

                    This segment is our first session recorded in Nashville during Americanafest in September 2016. Sean McConnell joined us in front of an audience at Southern Ground Studios, playing songs from his first national release (and 6th overall). One of Music City’s new bright lights, Sean played songs from his self-titled album, took questions from the

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                    Barns Courtney – 10/3/16

                      Barns Courtney stops by to play some songs that will be on his 2017 debut release. Signed to a major label deal right out of high school, it all fell apart for Barns and his band, and sent Barns into a tailspin. The good news is that he finally had some real grist for his

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