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Spoon at The Leon Loft – 9/18/17

    Britt and Alex from Spoon join us this time at The Leon Loft. The Austin band is approaching their 25th anniversary (in 2018), so we talked a bit about Spoon’s history and the survival of a band through ups and downs. Doing some of their finest work in this decade, we were also treated to

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    Dan Wilson – 9/11/17

      This time we’re proud to present Dan Wilson as our in-studio guest. One of contemporary music’s most successful songwriters, Dan is revisiting his co-writes with Adele, Dixie Chicks, John Legend, Chris Stapleton and many others on a new album called “Re-covered.” Dan talks about his various co-writes, his Semisonic hit “Closing Time,” and the future

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      The Accidentals (w/Jake Allen) – 9/4/17

        The Accidentals celebrate their major label debut this week with an appearance on Acoustic Cafe. Formed 5 years ago while in high school, Katie Larson and Savannah Buist added drummer Michael Dause after a couple independent releases, and are now touring behind “Odyssey” on the Masterworks label.  

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        Leif Vollebekk – 8/28/17

          Montreal artist Leif Vollebekk joins us to play songs from his latest album, his fourth, “Twin Solitude,” and share some interesting thoughts on songwriting. Originally from Ottawa, his grandfather gave him a bunch of different instruments that Leif taught himself to play. For our session, he  decided on piano, guitar and Wurly!  

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          Real Estate @ The Leon Loft – 8/21/17

            The band Real Estate stops by to play songs from their latest album “In Mind,” and share stories from their personal friendships within the band which date back to elementary school! The session was recorded live at The Leon Loft back in May.  

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            Lillie Mae – 8/7/17

              Lillie Mae (Rische) joins us in the studio for songs from her solo debut “over The Hill And Through The Woods.” A performer since she could hold an instrument, in 2014 Lillie spent time in Jack White’s band, with Jack stepping up to produce her debut. Lillie is joined in the session by her sister

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              Dispatch – 7/31/17

                The band Dispatch joins us for some songs from their latest called “America, Location 12.” The first album from the trio in 5 years marks a re-commitment to their band of 20 years, but comes with some interesting twists and turns, both musically and between the band members. Chad and Brad join us to tell

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                Valerie June – 7/24/17

                  On this week’s show, Valerie June joins us for songs from her latest album “The Order Of Time.”  Valerie talks about her interesting, inspired songwriting process, her concept of time and much more.  

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                  LP at The Leon Loft – 7/10/17

                    We’re back at The Leon Loft this time for a cool session with LP, recorded earlier this year. LP did a few songs from the new album called “Lost On You” in front of a wildly enthusiast crowd at The Loft, and explained the slow-motion international success of the new record. Photo by Brad Ziegler.

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                    Tift Merritt (w/Eric Heywood) – 7/3/17

                      Tift Merritt returns, with baby in tow, to play some songs from her 2017 album “Stitch Of The World.” The new songs were created during an interesting time for Tift which included getting divorced, doing time in Andrew Bird’s band, working with Hiss Golden Messenger, and ending with a move back to North Carolina to

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