Yearly Archives: 2017

Lukas Nelson (Promise Of The Real) – 1/1/18

          For our first new show of 2018, Lukas Nelson joins us for songs from the new, self-titled, Promise Of The Real Album. Luke discusses the 10 years of work with his band, as well as Neil Young and the Nelson family’s musical legacy… he also plays a Tom Petty cover!  

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    The War & Treaty – 12/18/17

            On our final new show for 2017, The War & Treaty join us in the studio. Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount are the married couple that have been making big waves in the roots music world this year, and are already poised for big things in 2018. A standout at Americanafest, The War &

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      Paula Cole – 12/11/17

              This time Paula Cole is in our studio playing songs both old and older! 20 years on from her Grammy wins of the 1990s, Paula revisits a couple songs from her first few albums, and also plays songs from her new album of 20th century classic called “Ballads.” From Nina Simone to Dylan, The

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        Seth Glier – 12/4/17

                 Seth Glier returns this week for songs from his latest album called “Birds.” Once again, Glier creates beautiful pop folk songs, tackling themes from the environment to politics to love and the 2015 death of his older brother Jamie. Seth is joined by Joe Nerney and Rachael Coates for this week’s session.    

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          JD McPherson – 11/27/17

                   JD McPherson  is our in-studio guest this week, talking about the difficult process resulting in his new album called “Undivided Heart & Soul.” The Oklahoma made a move to Nashville, tried a bit of co-writing, started and stopped the recording sessions, and with Josh Homme’s (QOTSA) help, was able to re-imagine the new songs

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            Manchester Orchestra – 11/20/17

                                               Andy Hull and Robert McDowell from Manchester Orchestra join us at The Leon Loft for songs both old and new. MO’s new album “A Black Mile To The Surface” follows Andy’s soundtrack to the film “Swiss Army Man,” created entirely through the use of his voice. Discussion of both projects, and making music

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              Rebecca Loebe – 11/13/17 Copy

                Austin singer songwriter Rebecca Loebe joins us in the studio this week of songs from her 2017 release called “Blink.” For the first time since starting her career in 2004, Rebecca tried co-writing in Nashville, something she’ll gladly try again, and some of those songs make up her new album.    

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                Johnnyswim @ The Leon Loft (in San Diego) – 11/6/17

                  This time on the show, we feature a new Leon Loft session with Johnnyswim, recorded September 8th at the CEDIA conference in San Diego. In celebration of Leon Speakers’ 20th anniversary, we took 300 guests on an evening cruise around the harbor, while also recording our session with Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez (Johnnyswim)!

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                  Josh Ritter (w/Zacharia Hickman) – 10/30/17

                    Josh Ritter returns this week for songs and conversation about his new album called “Gathering.” The most radically diverse album he’s ever done, “Gathering” comes after his work writing and co-writing everything on Bob Weir’s 2016 album “Blue Mountain.” Bassist/vocalist Zacharia Hickman joined us for the session, recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville.  

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                    Fantastic Negrito – 10/23/17

                      Fantastic Negrito joins us in the studio as our guest this week. Starting as Xavier in the mid-90s, he eventually quit the business and went back to Oakland. When he re-emerged in 2008, he was singing the blues, picking up the Grammy this year for Best Contemporary Blues Album.    

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