Yearly Archives: 2018


Wild Child @ The Leon Loft – 6/18/18

    The band Wild Child, all 7 of them, join us as our in-studio guests! Started as a duo in Austin, TX in 2011, the band has grown in size and sound,  leading to this year’s album called “Expectations.” The band was recorded in the spring at The Leon Loft for Acoustic Café.  


    This Week’s Show (#1223): Week of 6/18/18

      Segment One: A Joni classic and a Joni cover, new Father John Misty, Darlingside and Ani Difranco here in ’95. Segment Two: Jalen N’gonda at the piano and an in-studio visit with Wild Child at The Leon Loft. Segment Three: Princess Nokia, John Prine and Son Little (next week’s guest) live here. Segment Four: Josiah Wise (aka serpentwithfeet),


      Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn – 6/11/18

        Two world-renowned banjoists join us as Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are our in-studio guests. Recorded at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI, Bela and Abbie talk about their second album together, “Echo In The Valley,” making music with a baby in the house (and another on the way this month) and more!


        This Week’s Show (#1222): Week of 6/11/18

          Segment One: A classic Bill Withers track, Father John Misty and Cut Worms, Lucius “nude,” and Joan Armatrading in our studio in 1995. Segment Two: Jane Wiedlin’s version of her Go Gos hit and an in-studio visit with Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. Segment Three: Vacation time with Joshua Hedley, a Cranberries cover from Meiko and Lianne


          Emm Gryner – 6/4/18

            Emm Gryner is our guest this week, playing songs both old and new! A fixture on the Canadian pop and rock scenes, Emm just released her 20th album, a rock record titled “Only Of Earth, Days Of Games.” Additionally, Gryner is raising two young ones, performs in a folk trio called Trent Severn, is writing

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            X Ambassadors – 5/28/18

              X Ambassadors join us in the studio this week, playing a couple songs slated to be on their next full-length album “Joyful” later this year. Sam Harris, Casey Harris and Adam Levin talk about the time between their 2015 debut “VHS” and now, creating the songs for the new album and a decade together as


              Alan Doyle – 5/14/18

                    Alan Doyle is our guest this week, along with The Beautiful Band, playing songs from Alan’s latest solo album “A Week At The Warehouse.” The former frontman for Great Big Sea talks about working with producer Bob Rock on the new album, and also his second book, “A Newfoundlander In Canada: Always going Somewhere,


                Caitlyn Smith – 5/7/18

                      This week Caitlyn Smith is our in-studio guest, playing songs from her 2018 national debut “Starfire.” Originally from the Twin Cities, Caitlyn has been writing in Nashville for the last 8 years, scoring cuts with Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, James Bay, Dolly Parton, and a huge national hit duet from Meghan Trainor and John


                  Chastity Brown – 4/30/18

                        Minneapolis songwriter Chastity Brown joins us this week as our in-studio guest. Originally from Tennessee, Chastity moved to the Twin Cities and launched her career in 2006. Although her songs are usually personal rather than political, she notes that “just being a queer woman of color living in America right now is political.” Her


                    Bahamas @ The Leon Loft – 4/23/18

                          Bahamas join us for a live session from The Leon Loft this week for songs from the latest album “Earthtones.” A multiple Juno award winner for his last album in 2015, Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) started the new one in L.A. with D’Angelo’s rhythm section (Pino Palladino and James Gadson) forming the core sound for

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