Yearly Archives: 2018

Jason Morton – 12/31/18

      Our first guest of 2019 is Jason Morton and Rob Quigley. Jason Morton & The Chesapeake Sons play that classic southern rock sound, but updated to reflect Jason’s 90s influences, and his time writing in Nashville. Jason Morton & The Chesapeake Sons’ debut album was released last year!

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    Iron & Wine – 12/10/18

      We wrap up our year with a live Leon Loft visit with Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam! Coming about a year after our last visit at Americanafest 2017, Sam’s new EP called “Weed Garden” brings him back for some laughs, stories and thoughts about the new work.

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      Alejandro Escovedo – 12/3/18

        Alejandro Escovedo returns to the program this week with songs both new and old. The new stuff comes from his 2018 album “The Crossing,” which is the story of two immigrants who meet in Texas and search for their punk rock inspired American dream. Al also tells lots of stories about his family’s immigrant story

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        Rosanne Cash – 11/26/18

            A fascinating conversation and great music this time as Rosanne Cash joins us in the studio. Having spent the last three albums revisiting her family’s history, Rosanne’s new album “She Remembers Everything” shows a writer firmly planted in the here and now. Joining Rosanne Cash is husband John Leventhal, Zev Katz on bass and

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          Dermot Kennedy – 11/19/18

              Our guest this time is Irish singer songwriter Dermott Kennedy. Dermott’s music combines Irish folk-rock with hip hop production, and was helped along by Glen Hansard and veteran hip hop producer Mike Dean. 2018 has seen the release of two EPs, and Kennedy has lots more, ready to go!

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            Cautious Clay (@MusicTown Studios, Detroit) – 11/12/18

                Cautious Clay is our in-studio guest this week. Josh Karpeh (Cautious Clay) is from Cleveland originally, now making his home in Brooklyn. It’s been a busy year for Cautious Clay, issuing two EPs (now combined for a full length debut), guesting on the latest single from AlunaGeorge, appearing with John Mayer on John’s new

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              This Week’s Show (#1244): Week of 11/12/18

                Segment One: Ann Arbor Folk Festival performer Joan Osborne with a Dylan cover, new J Mascis, Oh Pep!, huma music from Michael Franti and Rufus Wainwright who’ll also be part of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival… YOU can be there too! Click HERE to find out more and register. Segment Two: Paul Simon re-creates his earlier

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                Laith Al Saadi (@The Leon Loft) – 11/5/18

                      This time, blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Laith Al Saadi joins us as our in-studio guest. Known in the Midwest for decades, Laith became more widely known for his appearance through the final round of The Voice in 2016. We recorded our visit with Laith at The Leon Loft in August.  

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                  2019 Folk Fest Getaway!

                    GETAWAY!!! Presented by Acoustic Cafe 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 42nd Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, January 25-26, 2019! Acoustic Cafe and the nonprofit venue The

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                    The War & Treaty (@Americanafest 2018) – 10/29/18

                          Our final 2018 Americanafest session brings The War & Treaty back to the program. Michael and Tanya Trotter formed the band a few years ago, but the last year has seen them aligned with producers Don Was and Buddy Miller, great artists like Emmylou Harris and the late Aretha Franklin, performances at Bonaroo,

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