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Patty Griffin – 2/24/14

    Patty Griffin is back in our studio this time to talk about two 2013 albums, “American Kid” and the long lost “Silver Bell” (2000). Additionally, Patty shares her love of the classic songs of the 30s and 40s, and even performs the 1936 classic “The Glory Of Love”. Patty is joined by longtime friend, producer

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    Fitz & The Tantrums @ The Leon Loft – 1/20/14

      It’s another live Acoustic Cafe session from The Leon Loft… this time with the amazing Fitz & The Tantrums. Fitz, Noelle and Joe from FATT join us to discuss the 2013 album “More Than Just A Dream” in front of a packed room of about 100 listeners. Lots of energy and fun this week from

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      Sir Tom Jones – 6/10/13

          Sir Tom Jones and his band join us for a very special session, including songs from his new album “Spirit In The Room,” and an extended conversation about a most fascinating career. With hits in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and into the new century, Sir Tom turned his interpretive powers to classic songs

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        Aaron Neville – 5/27/13

          Another vocal legend drops by our studio as Aaron Neville talks about doo-wop, and his 2013 doo-wop disc called “My True Story”. Produced with fellow doo-wop fans Don Was and Keith Richards, “My True Story” also brings in some of the original doo-wop artists to sing alongside Aaron. Great stories, and great solo performances of

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          Bobby McFerrin – 5/20/13

            Bobby McFerrin, one of the world’s most versatile vocalists, 10x Grammy Award winner, and great musical innovator of our time, comes to Acoustic Café this week for songs from his new American roots album “spirityouall” (spiritual). Paying tribute to his father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., Bobby explores some of the songs his father performed on his

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            Rod Stewart – 5/5/13

                Rod Stewart. This week we’re thrilled to welcome the incomparable Rod Stewart, talking about and playing songs from his first rock album in nearly 20 years called “Time”. Conversation also centers around topics covered in his 2012 autobiography “ROD: The Autobiography”, the American Songbook period, The Faces and so much more!

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              Tegan & Sara – 1/28/13

                  Tegan & Sara joined us as they released their 7th album called “Heartthob”. A real surprise, “Heartthrob” is a pure pop production, and one of the coolest musical turns for the sisters Quin! Tegan & Sara talk about the new songs, the new sound, and play songs both old and new on this week’s

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                Emeli Sande – 9/3/12

                  It is a distinct pleasure to welcoming Emeli Sande to our studio in this segment. After a few years successfully writing and singing on U.K. pop hits for others, Emeli debuted with “Our Version Of Events” last year in Britain, and this year in the states. Winning two BRIT awards this year was just the

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                  Rufus Wainwright – 7/30/12

                    Rufus Wainwright returns this week to talk about his mom (the late Kate McGarrigle), his daughter, his fiancé and forthcoming August wedding… oh, and a new album Out Of The Game! The new album was produced by Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, etc.), and features great guests and exquisite new songs.

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                    Feist – 7/2/12

                      Feist is our in-studio guest this time, playing songs from her latest Metals, and discussing the interesting period between The Reminder (2007) and now. Joining Feist is the band Mountain Man (Molly, Alex and Amelia) on backing/harmony vocals.

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