Yearly Archives: 2019

Albin Lee Meldau – 4/8/19

      Sweden’s Albin Lee Meldau is our guest on the show this week, playing songs from his 2018 debut album “About You.” Albin’s song “Lou Lou” gained him attention a few years ago, and got him into co-writing with lots of folks in London, L.A., New York and Nashville.

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    Lula Wiles – 4/1/19

        If Lula Wiles is the future of folk music, that’s OK by us! Mali, Eleanor and Isa met while children, then came together at Berklee College of Music to form Lula Wiles. Using a multi-instrumental mix and 3-part harmonies, Lula Wiles are doing new songs of protest, empowerment and social change. Hear some songs

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      Hailey Knox – 3/25/19

        Pop singer and songwriter Hailey Knox joins us in the studio this week. Just 20, Hailey has had a label deal for 5 years, working with veteran writers and producers to create an EP a few years ago, and last year’s full-length “Hardwired Mixtape”. In our session, Hailey plays a few originals and a couple

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        Constance Hauman – 3/18/19

          After a 30+ year career in opera, our guest this week, Constance Hauman, has been pursuing songwriting in the pop and funk worlds. Her band Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf is touring with George Clinton this year, and Constance has also released her second solo record called “High Tides.”

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          This Week’s Show (#1261): Week of 3/11/19 (Words & Music)

            Segment One: Words and music from Jade Bird, Jamie Cullum in 2004, Grammy winners Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves and Citizen Cope in 2002. Segment Two:   Words and music from Lee Fields & The Expressions, Aimee Mann in 1999 and My Brightest Diamond last fall. Segment Three: Words and music from Sharon Van Etten at Leon

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            Sharon Van Etten – 3/4/19

              New songs from Sharon Van Etten this week, performed at a recent Leon Loft session! And in addition to the newalbum (“Remind Me Tomorrow”), we also talked about acting (The OA), new motherhood, pursuing her degree (Psychology)… even stand-up comedy. A wonderful visit this week on Acoustic Café. (photo: Misty Lyn Bergeron)

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              Gregory Alan Isakov – 2/25/19

                Gregory Alan Isakov joins us this week for songs from his new one called “Evening Machines.” In addition to the music, Gregory, a farmer in-season, talks about planting and harvesting… and the intersection with his music.

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                I’m With Her – 2/18/19

                  The spectacular trio I’m With Her joins us this week… Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan have created this cool new trio, as they pursue their own solo careers, resulting in a debut album last year called “See You Around.”

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                  My Brightest Diamond (@MusicTown Studios, Detroit) – 2/11/19

                    My Brightest Diamond (Shara Nova) joins us for a stripped down performance of songs from her new album “A Million And One.” Shara wants the new songs to be her love letter to the Detroit music community, and we recorded our session at MusicTown Studios, just blocks from her Detroit home! Drummer Jharris joins Shara

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                    The Lone Bellow (at St. Cecilia Music Center) – 2/4/19

                      The Lone Bellow join us as our in-studio guests, recorded before their show at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI. “The Restless” EP in 2018 captured the cor trio of TLB, and that’s how they appeared as part of the Acoustic Café Concert Series last fall. Brian, Zach and Kanene performed songs from

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