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.  

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    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!

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      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

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          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,

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            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

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              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

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                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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                  Kenny White – 4/16/18

                        Industry veteran Kenny White joins us this week. After the 80s and 90s in New York’s commercial music world, Kenny debuted in 2002, and started producing albums and touring with Peter Wolf, Judy Collins and many more. He stops by to play some songs from his 6th album “Long List Of Priors.”  

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                    SongCraft Presents in Macon, Georgia

                          It’s another edition of SongCraft Presents, creating a brand new song in a few hours in historic Macon, GA. In this segment, SongCraft’s Ben Arthur works with singer, songwriter and Grammy winning music historian Dom Flemons on a new song about one of Macon’s lost musical figures. Songwriting and recording took place in the

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