Yearly Archives: 2017


Laura Marling – 6/5/17

    Laura Marling returns to our studio this week to discuss her sixth album “Semper Femina,” as well as the personal changes resulting in its songs. Laura’s move back home to the U.K. didn’t keep her from returning to L.A. to record “Semper Femina” with producer Blake Mills in 2016.  


    Darrell Scott – 5/28/17

      The great songwriter Darrell Scott stops by the studio for songs from 2016’s “Couchville Sessions” album, and something brand new. One of the unfinished projects from Darrell’s 2000-2002 period, “Couchville Sessions” features a cool cameo from the late Guy Clark, and great players Danny Thompson, Dan Dugmore, Kenny Malone and Billy Payne.  

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      Judith Owen – 5/22/17

        This week Judith Owen brings her entire band to our studio for songs from her new album “Somebody’s Child.” Her band includes great jazz and classical players from London (Pedro Segundo, Gabriella Swallow, Lizzie Ball) as well as L.A.’s Lee Sklar on bass.  

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        Aimee Mann – 5/15/17

          Aimee Mann returns this time to talk about her new album called “Mental Illness.” Downward spiraling characters are set to melancholic, beautiful music, creating her most consistent and compelling album ever. Aimee is joined by co-writer, guitarist and vocalist Jonathan Coulton and keyboardist Jamie Edwards.  


          Rose Cousins – 5/8/17

            This time Rose Cousins joins us in the studio for songs from her new, Joe Henry produced, album “Natural Conclusion.” Joining Rose is Zacharia Hickman on bass and Asa Brosius on pedal steel guitar.  


            Kacey Musgraves – 4/24/17

              Kacey Musgraves and her band drop by our studio for songs both old and brand new! Now between albums, Kacey is trying out a couple new songs, as well as re-arranging songs from her albums “Pageant Material” and “Same Trailer Different Park.”  


              Colin Hay @ The Leon Loft – 4/17/17

                It’s a live visit this week with Colin Hay at The Leon Loft, with songs from Colin’s new album “Fierce Mercy.” The former front man of Men At Work is also one of the funniest storytellers working today, so this visit is filled with hilarious tales about his new songs, 30 year solo career and


                Regina Spektor – 4/10/17

                  We welcome back Regina Spektor to our studio to play songs both new and old. Regina’s latest, “Remember Us To Life,” is her first since becoming a mother, and other items of discussion include politics, “fake news,” Chance The Rapper and more!  


                  Rodney Crowell @ Americanafest 2016 – 4/3/17

                    Rodney Crowell returns for songs from the newly released “Close Ties.” We recorded this week’s visit in September, 2016 at Americanafest in Nashville. Besides the new tunes, Rodney also offered interesting observations on Nashville in the early 70s, his late friends Guy and Susanna Clark, and even took some questions from our live audience! Many


                    Alison Krauss – 3/20/17

                      The incomparable Alison Krauss joins us in the studio this week for songs from her first solo album in 18 years, “Windy City.” Showcasing songs largely from the 1960s, Alison and her band run through tunes by Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, John Hartford and more. Joining Alison is Matt Rollings on piano, vocalists Sidney and

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