Yearly Archives: 2018

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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                AHI – 9/17/18

                    AHI joins us this week for songs from his second album called “In Our Time.” Born and raised in Brampton, Ontario, Ahkinoah Habah Izarh’s music connects his West Indian roots to Toronto to Bob Marley to Nashville, where he recorded his album and spends much of his time. AHI also plays a song from

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                  Anderson East @ The Leon Loft – 9/10/18

                      Anderson East joins us this week as our in-studio guest, playing songs from his 2018 album “Encore.” Anderson was actually on the program back in January with a full band, but back in August he brought a totally different arrangement to The Leon Loft for a small private audience. Some of the same songs,

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                    Lori McKenna (w/Mark Erelli & Jamie Edwards) – 9/3/18

                        The great songwriter Lori McKenna joins us for songs from her new album “The Tree,” and amazing stories from her 20 year career, working with producer Dave Cobb (for the second time), stunning success writing in Nashville and much more. She is joined for our session by Mark Erelli and Jamie Edwards.  

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