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J.J. Grey – 4/20/15

    It’s another Leon Loft live session (recorded at Leon Speakers headquarters), this time with J.J. Grey, and Mofro members J.J., Todd Smalley and Andrew Trube play songs from the new album “Ol’ Glory,” and tell stories of working on the family farm, the summer festival season and more!

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    The Temperance Movement – 4/13/15

      The Temperance Movement joins us for some acoustic versions of songs from their self-titled U.S. debut. For fans of Faces, Stones, Black Crowes and AC/DC, The Temperance Movement have been steadily working the clubs in Europe, and even opened a string of dates for The Stones in 2013. Fun talk with a hard workin’, hard

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      Steve Earle & The Dukes (in NYC) – 3/30/15

        Steve Earle & The Dukes are the guests this week on Acoustic Café. Recorded live at Electric Lady Studios in New York, Steve talks about the new album “Terraplane,” the blues, his divorce from Allison Moorer, Broadway, a project with Shawn Colvin and much more! It’s always an exciting conversation with Mr. Earle.

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        Spandau Ballet – 3/9/15

          Spandau Ballet is back… it’s TRUE… and they join us as our in-studio guests. With their roots in mid-70s punk, the band became part of the music and fashion scene of the club Blitz in London, and saw international superstardom through the 80s. Split apart by a bitter lawsuit and individual pursuits for 20 years,

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          Brandi Carlile- 3/2/15

            Brandi Carlile and Phil & Tim Henseroth stop by for songs from Brandi’s new album The Firewatcher’s Daughter.” Featuring a new way of working, and lots of new sounds, Brandi tells the story of the new album, the band member’s growing families and much more!

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            Butch Walker – 2/9/15

              Our in-studio guest is Butch Walker, producer, writer, and a solo artist too! His 7th album “Afraid Of Ghosts” has just been released, and Butch talks about the new songs, working with Ryan Adams who produced it (“producing a producer”), and his own pop production work with Pink and so many more!

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              Bob Seger – 2/2/15

                We’re thrilled to present a conversation with Bob Seger, talking about his new album “Ride Out”, songwriting, the 40th anniversary of his “Live Bullet” album and a 50+ year career. We recorded our visit in Detroit (where else) on 1/16/15!

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                The Decemberists @ The Village Studios, L.A. – 1/19/15

                  The Decemberists join us for songs from the brand new album “What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World”. On December 2, 2014, the band played for a small group of invited guests from KCSN and Acoustic Café at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. Before the show, I spoke with Colin Meloy about the

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

                      We’re kicking off the new year with a real treat… Paolo Nutini and his band killin’ it at The Leon Loft in Ann Arbor, MI on 12/1/14. Paolo ended up doing a long set, so you can hear the interview and 5 songs above, and below are the extra songs that didn’t air on the

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                    Jill Barber – 11/17/14

                      Canadian singer songwriter Jill Barber drops by to discuss her new album “Fool’s Gold.” Although the songs are all new, the album covers many of the styles of 20th century popular music from folk-blues, to Motown to 70s pop. A fun record from one of the best vocalists working today!

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