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Toadies – 4/4/16

    90s alt rockers Toadies are our in-studio guests this week, playing songs from their first acoustic record “Heretics.” With a history going back 25 years, Toadies started doing acoustic sets at their own Texas festival (Dia De Los Toadies) and club shows, resulting in interesting re-workings of their past catalog and some brand new songs.

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    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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      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.

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        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

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          Squeeze – 1/4/16

            Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook drop by to play some brand new Squeeze songs. “Cradle To The Grave” is their first new songs as Squeeze in 17 years, and they still sound exactly like you remember!

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            Villagers – 11/16/15

              Villagers is the band name for Conor O’Brien, and this week Conor brings songs from the latest Villagers album “Darling Arithmetic” to play in our studio. Additionally, Conor talks about an isolated songwriting process, Nick Drake and much more!

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              Blitzen Trapper – 11/9/15

                Blitzen Trapper drops by the studio to talk about the new album “All Across This Land,” and play some of its songs. While the last album was a roots-rock/hip-hop hybrid, the new album returns the band to their center, with straight up folk-rock, and great new story songs from Eric Earley.

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                Matt Nathanson @ The Leon Loft – 11/2/15

                  In October, 2015 we started our 3rd year of live shows from The Leon Loft at Leon Speakers with the best one to date… Matt Nathanson and Aaron Tap hit the stage to play songs from Matt’s new one “Show Me Your Fangs,” and one amazing cover. Matt in our studio is always fun, but

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                  Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) – 11/2/15

                    Here’s a look at the new opera from My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden (with libretto by Andrew Ondrejcak). Shara composed all the music for “You Us We All,” and plays one of the 5 characters (Hope) in the ensemble that will debut the opera in November 2015 in the U.S. We spoke with Shara on

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                    Featured shows

                    Paolo Nutini @ The Leon Loft - 1/5/15

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                    Spandau Ballet - 3/9/15

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                    Matt Nathanson @ The Leon Loft - 11/2/15

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                    Squeeze - 1/4/16

                    Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook drop by to play some brand new Squeeze songs. ... Read More

                    Son Little - 8/8/16

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