Yearly Archives: 2018


Shawn Lacy – 3/19/18

        Nashville singer and songwriter Shawn Lacy is our guest in the studio this week. Arriving from Pittsburgh in 2005, Shawn has been making his way with a band, as a solo artist, and now as a writer in Music City. Rolling Stone named Shawn one of Nashville’s new talents you “need to know,” and


    This Week’s Show (#1210): Week of 3/19/18

      Segment One: Ed Sheeran from “+,” LA punk from The Regrettes, hip-hop jazz from August Greene, Shawn Colvin’s new project and KT Tunstall live here 5 years ago. Segment Two: An ELO classic covered by Jesse Terry and Liz Longley and an in-studio visit with Shawn Lacy. Segment Three: Posthumous Elliott Smith, the soundtrack songs from Sufjan


      Ruth B – 3/12/18

            Ruth B joins us in the studio this week for a few songs from her 2017 full length debut “Safe Haven,” and something brand new. Ruth is nominated for 3 Juno awards this year (Artist, Single and Album of the year)! Ruth won the Canada’s Emerging Artist award at last year’s Juno Awards.  


        This Week’s Show (#1209): Week of 3/12/18

          Segment One: New Calexico, Everything Is Recorded, the last Joan Baez album, a powerful single from Dispatch and Dispatch live here last summer. Segment Two: A 25 year old classic covered by Ryan Adams and an in-studio visit with Ruth B. Segment Three: New Jules Shear, one of Jules’ biggest hits, new Darlingside and Lukas Nelson live


          Overcoats – 3/5/18

                The duo Overcoats are our guests this week for songs from their 2017 debut “Young.” JJ Mitchell and Hana Elion met in college, found that their voices sounded great together, and before they graduated they were writing original songs together. Fun stories and excellent harmonies on this week’s show!  


            This Week’s Show (#1208): Week of 3/5/18

              Segment One: A backstage recording from Hangout 2015 with X Ambassadors, Chance The Rapper and Jamila Woods, Lewis Capaldi and LP live at The Leon Loft. Segment Two: Jose Gonzalez and The Brite Lites and an in-studio visit with Overcoats. Segment Three: New Belle & Sebastian, Brandi Carlile, Chris Smither and Alvin Youngblood Hart here in 1998.

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              Jason Isbell – 2/26/18

                    Jason Isbell comes to our program this week, along with 400 Unit guitarist/vocalist Sadler Vaden. Without overstatement, Jason has become one of America’s truly great songwriters, with his last 3 albums producing numerous Americana awards, not to mention 3 Grammy wins. In fact, our session was recorded 2 days before he picked up this


                This Week’s Show (#1207): Week of 2/26/18

                  Segment One: A Faces classic from Barnstar, new music from Wild Child and Nilufer Yanya, and Real Estate at The Leon Loft last year. Segment Two: Chris Smither covering Chuck Berry and an in-studio visit with Jason Isbell and Sadler Vaden. Segment Three: Comparing Loma to Linda (Thompson), plus old and new Grant Lee Phillips. Segment Four: Glen


                  Brandi Carlile – 2/19/18

                        Our in-studio guest this week is Brandi Carlile… but this time, we’re in her studio. Traveling to her home in Seattle, we recorded a live session with Brandi and Phil & Tim Hanseroth, playing songs from the brand new album called “By The Way, I Forgive You.” The album was the last project of


                    This Week’s Show (#1206): Week of 2/19/18

                      Segment One: An Elton classic showcasing the arranging of Paul Buckmaster, James Hunter and Leon Bridges on the Sam Cooke vibe, I’m With Her and one of the Hers here. Segment Two: A special visit to Seattle for an in-studio session with Brandi Carlile and Phil & Tim Hanseroth. Segment Three: An early George Harrison demo, Hiatus

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