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Pieta Brown – 2/2/15

    Pieta Brown joins us this time for songs from her new album called “Paradise Outlaw”. Recorded at Justin Vernon’s studio, Justin joins in the proceedings, as well as Amos Lee, Pieta’s dad Greg Brown and her husband Bo Ramsey.

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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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      Cracker – 1/26/15

        David Lowery, Johnny Hickman and Cracker join us this time for songs from their new double CD “Berkeley To Bakersfield”. Embracing both sides of the Cracker musical persona, the new CD highlights the country side and the garage rock side of Cracker, each in separate full length discs of new songs.

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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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          Justin Townes Earle @ St. Cecilia Music Center – 1/12/15

            This week we kick off our new series at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI, with Justin Townes Earle. Justin played at SCMC in December 2014, and before his show he did an Acoustic Café session in front of 50 invited guests, talking about his 2 new albums “Single Mothers” and “Absent Fathers”!

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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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              Mike Doughty – 12/15/14

                Mike Doughty and Andrew “Scrap” Livingston return to Acoustic Cafe to discuss Mike’s new album called “Stellar Motel.” Working with DJ Good Goose and a great group of artists in Brooklyn’s hip-hop underground, Mike has fused his acoustic style with hip-hop, creating a whole new sound!

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                Lera Lynn – 12/8/14

                  Lera Lynn stops by to perform songs from her first album, and her new one called “The Avenues.” Now in Nashville, Lera recorded “The Avenues” in Los Angeles with producer Joshua Grange, and Joshua joins Lera for some unique, stripped down versions of her songs.

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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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                    2014 Celebrate Brooklyn! - Shovels & Rope, Valerie June and Shakey Graves

                    Shovels & Rope – 11/10/14

                      So happy to welcome Shovels & Rope to the studio this time to talk about the new album “Swimmin’ Time,” and play some of the new songs. Cary Ann and Michael came together as a couple, and founded S&R as a great way to keep up their professional activities without sacrificing their personal lives. What

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