Yearly Archives: 2018

The Decemberists in Portland – 4/2/18

        This time, in-studio guests The Decemberists share songs from their new album “I’ll Be Your Girl,” recorded 3/16/18 on a quick trip to Portland, Oregon. Colin Meloy discusses a broad range of topics, including the different sounds on the new album, working with a new producer, and the upcoming Traveler’s Rest festival that The

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    Gregory Porter @ St. Cecilia Music Center – 3/26/18

          Multiple Grammy winning jazz and pop vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter joins us this week. Last fall, Gregory released a touching tribute called “Nat King Cole & Me,” and on our show he discusses the deep relationship he had with the late icon’s music when he was a small child. Porter also performs some

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      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

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        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.  

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          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!  

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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

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              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

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                Bruce Sudano – 2/12/18

                      This week an industry vet, Bruce Sudano, joins us in the studio. Bruce started writing songs for Tommy James in the 60s, formed the band Alive & Kicking in the early 70s and Brooklyn Dreams in the late 70s. In Brooklyn Dreams he met his wife, Donna Summer, to whom he was married for

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                  This Week’s Show (#1203): Words & Music

                    Segment One: The Words & Music Show Manners with City & Colour’s Dallas Green and Graham Nash, a fake news life with Regina Spektor, and songwriting thoughts from Kacey Myusgraves and E of Eels. Segment Two: The Words & Music Show The meaning of “sexy” with Tom Jones, protesting with Michael Franti, the work ethic of

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                    Joe Henry – 1/22/18

                            Producer and songwriter Joe Henry joins us this week for songs from his newest album “Thrum.” Joe also provides wonderful stories about the new songs, Harry Belafante as inspiration, producing the forthcoming (and final) Joan Baez record and so much more.  

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