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Lee Ann Womack @ Americanafest 2014 – 10/6/14

    This time we’re airing the first of our two Americanafest sessions, this time with Lee Ann Womack. Her first album in six years is called “The Way I’m Livin’,” and features Lee Ann’s take on songs from great writers like Chris Knight, Bruce Robison, Neil Young, Julie Miller and more. We recorded our session in


    Ellis Paul (w/Rebecca Loebe) – 9/29/14

      Ellis Paul returns to our studio this week, talking about a brilliant new album called “Chasing Beauty.” We’ve been talking with Ellis since the earliest days of this show, and it’s great to see him again. In this appearance he’s joined by Austin singer songwriter Rebecca Loebe.


      Lake Street Dive – 9/15/14

        We’re thrilled to welcome Lake Street Dive to the studio this time to talk about a massive couple years since their covers EP called “Fun Machine” in 2012. This year they released “Bad Self Portraits,” and Bridgette, Rachael, Mike and McDuck reflect on 10 years together as a band, truly honing their craft and paying


        Dave & Phil Alvin – 9/8/14

            Dave and Phil Alvin, together, join us as our in-studio guests this week. Having not worked together for almost 30 years, the warring brothers from The Blasters have done an album of Big Bill Broonzy covers called “Common Ground”. Hear how they decided to bury the hatchet and get on with making music on


          Counting Crows – 9/1/14

            Adam Duritz and Counting Crows are the guests this time on Acoustic Café. Their first album of new studio material in six years is called “Somewhere Under Wonderland,” which marks a brand new process for Adam’s songwriting, and some of the most dynamic work from Counting Crows in years. To discuss a new way of


            David Poe – 8/25/14

              This time we reconnect with songwriter David Poe after 15 years. David came out of Ohio, moved to New York in the early 90s, and made a T Bone Burnett produced debut in the mid 90s. After a couple more albums, David started some other work, including film scoring and creating music for dance. This


              Willie Watson – 8/18/14

                  Willie Watson is our guest in the studio this week, playing songs from his debut called “Folk Singer, Vol. 1.” After leaving Old Crow Medicine Show in 2010, Willie took his time deciding on a solo direction, finally arriving at this collection of 20th century folk-blues songs, produced by David Rawlings.


                Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Noah Hunt – 8/4/14

                  Kenny Wayne Shepherd and vocalist Noah Hunt stop by for a session, playing songs from the new album called “Goin’ Home.” Starting his professional career at 16, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has recently been exploring his roots, and on “Goin’ Home” he’s getting back to his deep blues roots, covering 20th century greats from Muddy to


                  LP – 7/28/14

                    This week we get to meet a great songwriter and extraordinary singer as LP joins us for an in-studio session. Starting her career in 2001, she’s spent the last 10 years writing songs for pop artists including Rhianna, Cher, Backstreet Boys and many more… But a 2012 EP has led to a new album this


                    Johnnyswim @ The Leon Loft – 7/21/14

                      Johnnyswim joins us as our guests on this week’s show. Abner and Amanda Ramirez thoroughly charmed a live audience at The Leon Loft, where we taped this week’s show. They also talked about their debut full-length album called “Diamonds,” Amanda’s musical and inspiring parents (Donna Summer and Bruce Sudano), and the fun of working with

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