Yearly Archives: 2016

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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              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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                Royal Wood – 9/26/16

                  Royal Wood is our in-studio guest on the show this week, playing songs from his forthcoming American debut “Ghost Light.” Royal has been making music in Canada for 15 years, and his been nominated for two Juno Awards, but “Ghost Light” is the first of Wood’s 4 albums to be available in the U.S.

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                  The Head & The Heart – 9/5/16

                    The Head & The Heart join us in the studio celebrating the release of their third album “Signs Of Light.” Each of the band members spent the time between “Let’s Be Still” and “Signs Of Light” pursuing non-musical projects, bringing lots of fresh energy and ideas to the new album, which they recorded in Nashville

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                    Colvin & Earle – 8/22/16

                      Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle join us this week in the studio for songs from their first album together. Although having crossed paths through their individual, storied careers, a tour together in 2014 gave rise to the idea of creating some new songs together, resulting in the Buddy Miller produced “Colvin & Earle” in June

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