Yearly Archives: 2016

City & Colour – 2/15/16

    This week we go back to The Leon Loft for a great live session with City & Colour’s Dallas Green, playing songs both old and new! 10 years since the Alexisonfire guitarist/vocalist started his City & Colour side project, the new album “If I Should Go Before You” marks a new high point for Dallas.


    Lissie – 2/8/16

      Lissie drops by for some songs from her brand new album “My Wild West.” After a dozen years in Los Angeles, Lissie decided it was time to return home to the Midwest, and “My Wild West” is her farewell to the west coast. Now making a home in Iowa, Lissie has some interesting thoughts and


      Maia Sharp – 2/1/16

        Our old friend Maia Sharp, and her old friend Linda Taylor drop by this week to play songs from Maia’s 8th album “The Dash Between The Dates.” A hit songwriter for so many, including Bonnie Raitt and Dixie Chicks, Maia’s album is filled with another group of clever, beautiful and intelligent folk pop songs. We


        Austin Plaine – 1/25/16

          Minnesota newcomer Austin Plaine drops by this week as our in-studio guest. After college, Austin was convinced by a friend to record some songs down in Nashville, and those songs found their way into commercials and TV shows before they were released. The self-titled debut came out last fall, and Austin plays some of those


          Josh Ritter – 1/18/16

            Josh Ritter returns to our studio this week for some songs from his new album “Sermon On The Rocks,” a cool Roger Miller cover, and something brand new! Josh’s new album was done in New Orleans with Trina Shoemaker, and features another great collection of inspired characters and stories that we’ve come to know and


            The Steel Wheels @ St. Cecilia’s – 1/11/16

              Our second show of 2016 features The Steel Wheels, captured in front of an audience at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. TSW kicked off our Acoustic Café Concert Series for 2015-16, and before their show, they recorded a session with us for a group of supporters of this 120 year old nonprofit


              Squeeze – 1/4/16

                Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook drop by to play some brand new Squeeze songs. “Cradle To The Grave” is their first new songs as Squeeze in 17 years, and they still sound exactly like you remember!

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