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Wild Child – 3/21/16

    Coming straight out of SXSW 2016, Austin’s Wild Child joins us for songs from their latest release “Fools.” Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson formed Wild Child as a duo around 2007, and since then they’ve grown into an 8 piece band. Talking about the growth of Wild Child, and hearing the full band in our


    Dylan LeBlanc – 3/7/16

      Dylan LeBlanc is our guest this week, playing songs from his beautiful third album called “Cautionary Tale.” After his highly praised debut (“Pauper’s Field”), and a sophomore album, Dylan took some time off, went back to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, did non-musical jobs, before contacting John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes)


      Grant Lee Phillips & Steve Poltz – 2/29/16

        It’s two in-studio guests this week as Grant Lee Phillips and Steve Poltz join us for songs from their respective new discs. Grant’s “The Narrows” is the lifelong Californian’s first since his move to Tennessee a couple years ago. Steve’s album “The Folksinger” is his new indie disc, filled with fun and poignant new songs.

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        San Fermin – 2/22/16

          The eight piece band San Fermin fills our studio with sound this week. The brainchild of Ellis Ludwig-Leone, San Fermin came together while Ellis was studying composition at Yale, and now has their second album called “Jackrabbit”, featuring the dual vocals of Allen Tate and Charlene Kaye!


          City & Colour – 2/15/16

            This week we go back to The Leon Loft for a great live session with City & Colour’s Dallas Green, playing songs both old and new! 10 years since the Alexisonfire guitarist/vocalist started his City & Colour side project, the new album “If I Should Go Before You” marks a new high point for Dallas.


            Lissie – 2/8/16

              Lissie drops by for some songs from her brand new album “My Wild West.” After a dozen years in Los Angeles, Lissie decided it was time to return home to the Midwest, and “My Wild West” is her farewell to the west coast. Now making a home in Iowa, Lissie has some interesting thoughts and


              Maia Sharp – 2/1/16

                Our old friend Maia Sharp, and her old friend Linda Taylor drop by this week to play songs from Maia’s 8th album “The Dash Between The Dates.” A hit songwriter for so many, including Bonnie Raitt and Dixie Chicks, Maia’s album is filled with another group of clever, beautiful and intelligent folk pop songs. We


                Austin Plaine – 1/25/16

                  Minnesota newcomer Austin Plaine drops by this week as our in-studio guest. After college, Austin was convinced by a friend to record some songs down in Nashville, and those songs found their way into commercials and TV shows before they were released. The self-titled debut came out last fall, and Austin plays some of those


                  Josh Ritter – 1/18/16

                    Josh Ritter returns to our studio this week for some songs from his new album “Sermon On The Rocks,” a cool Roger Miller cover, and something brand new! Josh’s new album was done in New Orleans with Trina Shoemaker, and features another great collection of inspired characters and stories that we’ve come to know and


                    The Steel Wheels @ St. Cecilia’s – 1/11/16

                      Our second show of 2016 features The Steel Wheels, captured in front of an audience at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. TSW kicked off our Acoustic Café Concert Series for 2015-16, and before their show, they recorded a session with us for a group of supporters of this 120 year old nonprofit

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