Yearly Archives: 2017

2018 Folk Fest Getaway!

    GETAWAY!!! Presented by Paragon Sight & Sound and The Ark Register to win NOW (click this)!… Or e-mail rob@acafe.com with your name, phone number and the words “Folk Festival” in the subject line. More info below! ******************************************************************************************************* Join us at the 41st Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, January 26-27, 2018! Acoustic Cafe, Paragon Sight &

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    The Wild Reeds – 10/16/17

      It’s The Wild Reeds this time as our in-studio guests, playing songs from their latest album “The World We Built.” Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva met while in college, starting the band in 2009, and recording their debut in 2014. This year has been their most exciting yet, playing Newport Folk, SXSW and

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      The Secret Sisters @ Americanafest – 10/9/17

        Photo: Jeremy Harris, Nashville This time it’s our second 2017 Americanafest session, captured September 14th in Nashville. The Secret Sisters play songs from their new, Brandi Carlile produced album “You Don’t Own Me Anymore.” Sisters Laura Rodgers and Lydia Slagle have an interesting tale to tell, and Americanafest was the perfect place to tell it!

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        Iron & Wine @ Americanafest – 10/2/17

          Photo: Jeremy Harris, Nashville We start the new month with our first 2017 Americanafest session, captured last month in Nashville. Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam recorded with us in front of a standing room only crowd at Sound Stage Studios on Music Row, playing songs from the new album “Beast Epic,” and one from long,

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          This Week’s Show (2002 REVISITED): Week of 9/25/17

            Segment One: 2002 revisited 2002 in-studio moments from Linda & Teddy Thompson, Joan Osborne and Buddy + Julie Miller, plus JT’s “October Road” and Iron & Wine’s debut. Segment Two: 2002 revisited Posthumous George Harrison, Nickel Creek ups the game with a cover, Springsteen’s early take on an ’02 classic and in-studio performances from Paul Brady

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            Spoon at The Leon Loft – 9/18/17

              Britt and Alex from Spoon join us this time at The Leon Loft. The Austin band is approaching their 25th anniversary (in 2018), so we talked a bit about Spoon’s history and the survival of a band through ups and downs. Doing some of their finest work in this decade, we were also treated to

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              Dan Wilson – 9/11/17

                This time we’re proud to present Dan Wilson as our in-studio guest. One of contemporary music’s most successful songwriters, Dan is revisiting his co-writes with Adele, Dixie Chicks, John Legend, Chris Stapleton and many others on a new album called “Re-covered.” Dan talks about his various co-writes, his Semisonic hit “Closing Time,” and the future

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                The Accidentals (w/Jake Allen) – 9/4/17

                  The Accidentals celebrate their major label debut this week with an appearance on Acoustic Cafe. Formed 5 years ago while in high school, Katie Larson and Savannah Buist added drummer Michael Dause after a couple independent releases, and are now touring behind “Odyssey” on the Masterworks label.  

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                  Leif Vollebekk – 8/28/17

                    Montreal artist Leif Vollebekk joins us to play songs from his latest album, his fourth, “Twin Solitude,” and share some interesting thoughts on songwriting. Originally from Ottawa, his grandfather gave him a bunch of different instruments that Leif taught himself to play. For our session, he  decided on piano, guitar and Wurly!  

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                    Real Estate @ The Leon Loft – 8/21/17

                      The band Real Estate stops by to play songs from their latest album “In Mind,” and share stories from their personal friendships within the band which date back to elementary school! The session was recorded live at The Leon Loft back in May.  

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