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Manchester Orchestra – 11/20/17

                                     Andy Hull and Robert McDowell from Manchester Orchestra join us at The Leon Loft for songs both old and new. MO’s new album “A Black Mile To The Surface” follows Andy’s soundtrack to the film “Swiss Army Man,” created entirely through the use of his voice. Discussion of both projects, and making music

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    Rebecca Loebe – 11/13/17 Copy

      Austin singer songwriter Rebecca Loebe joins us in the studio this week of songs from her 2017 release called “Blink.” For the first time since starting her career in 2004, Rebecca tried co-writing in Nashville, something she’ll gladly try again, and some of those songs make up her new album.    

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      Johnnyswim @ The Leon Loft (in San Diego) – 11/6/17

        This time on the show, we feature a new Leon Loft session with Johnnyswim, recorded September 8th at the CEDIA conference in San Diego. In celebration of Leon Speakers’ 20th anniversary, we took 300 guests on an evening cruise around the harbor, while also recording our session with Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez (Johnnyswim)!

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        Josh Ritter (w/Zacharia Hickman) – 10/30/17

          Josh Ritter returns this week for songs and conversation about his new album called “Gathering.” The most radically diverse album he’s ever done, “Gathering” comes after his work writing and co-writing everything on Bob Weir’s 2016 album “Blue Mountain.” Bassist/vocalist Zacharia Hickman joined us for the session, recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville.  

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          Fantastic Negrito – 10/23/17

            Fantastic Negrito joins us in the studio as our guest this week. Starting as Xavier in the mid-90s, he eventually quit the business and went back to Oakland. When he re-emerged in 2008, he was singing the blues, picking up the Grammy this year for Best Contemporary Blues Album.    

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            The Wild Reeds – 10/16/17

              It’s The Wild Reeds this time as our in-studio guests, playing songs from their latest album “The World We Built.” Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva met while in college, starting the band in 2009, and recording their debut in 2014. This year has been their most exciting yet, playing Newport Folk, SXSW and

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              The Secret Sisters @ Americanafest – 10/9/17

                Photo: Jeremy Harris, Nashville This time it’s our second 2017 Americanafest session, captured September 14th in Nashville. The Secret Sisters play songs from their new, Brandi Carlile produced album “You Don’t Own Me Anymore.” Sisters Laura Rodgers and Lydia Slagle have an interesting tale to tell, and Americanafest was the perfect place to tell it!

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                Iron & Wine @ Americanafest – 10/2/17

                  Photo: Jeremy Harris, Nashville We start the new month with our first 2017 Americanafest session, captured last month in Nashville. Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam recorded with us in front of a standing room only crowd at Sound Stage Studios on Music Row, playing songs from the new album “Beast Epic,” and one from long,

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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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