Yearly Archives: 2018

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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        John Hiatt (@Americanafest 2018) – 10/22/18

              It’s our third Americanafest session this time, welcoming John Hiatt for his 7th visit to Acoustic Cafe. John Hiatt returned this fall with his first album in 4 years called “The Eclipse Sessions.” The largely acoustic record was recorded with longtime partners Ken Blevins (drums)and Patrick O’Hearn (bass), with Kevin McKendree producing and

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          Shemekia Copeland (@Americanafest 2018) – 10/8/18

                Shemekia Copeland and guitarist Arthur Nielson join us this time for songs from Shemekia’s new album “America’s Child” and more. Recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, Shemekia thrilled our Americanafest audience, took some questions and even got them to sing along with her!    

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            Richard Thompson (@Americanafest 2018) – 10/1/18

              This week is our first of four sessions recorded at Americanafest 2018 in Nashville. Richard Thompson joins us to talk about a long career and a brand new album called “13 Rivers.” The legendary singer, guitarist and songwriter spoke with us at Sound Stage Studios on Music Row in Nashville.    

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              Olivia Chaney (and Jordan Hunt) – 9/24/18

                  We’re thrilled to welcome back Olivia Chaney for a visit this week. After her 2015 debut called “The Longest River,” Olivia joined with The Decemberists last year for the Offa Rex project titled “Queen Of Hearts” in 2017.  Offa Rex explored British and American folk songs with a 21st century spin. Resuming her own

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                This Week’s Show (#1237): Week of 9/24/18 Copy

                  Segment One: New Thom Yorke solo, and an unplugged live recording with Radiohead, a new solo album from Amy Ray, a tribute to David/Bacharach from Jonathan Butler, and Shawn Colvin here in ’06. Segment Two: A protest classic revisited for a new age of protest and a visit with Olivia Chaney (and Jordan Hunt). Segment Three: New

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                  This Week’s Show (#1237): Week of 9/24/18

                    Segment One: New Thom Yorke solo, and an unplugged live recording with Radiohead, a new solo album from Amy Ray, a tribute to David/Bacharach from Jonathan Butler, and Shawn Colvin here in ’06. Segment Two: A protest classic revisited for a new age of protest and a visit with Olivia Chaney (and Jordan Hunt). Segment Three: New

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                    This Week’s Show (#1237): Week of 9/24/18 x

                      Segment One: New Thom Yorke solo, and an unplugged live recording with Radiohead, a new solo album from Amy Ray, a tribute to David/Bacharach from Jonathan Butler, and Shawn Colvin here in ’06. Segment Two: A protest classic revisited for a new age of protest and a visit with Olivia Chaney (and Jordan Hunt). Segment Three: New

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