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Ledisi & Robert Glasper – 5/26/14

    Ledisi discusses the songs and songwriting on her new album “The Truth”. Then, Ledisi fronts Robert Glasper Experiment for an in-studio performance of a song from 2007 called “Alright”.

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    Robert Glasper & Ledisi – 5/26/14

      Robert Glasper Experiment (Robert, Derrick Hodge, Mark Colenburg) joins us for a discussion of “Black Radio” and “Black Radio 2”, plus much more… and the brilliant vocalist Ledisi joins Robert for a song they did together on “Black Radio” called “It’s Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)”.

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      David Crosby – 5/5/14

        It’s a fun show this time as we’re joined by two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee David Crosby. A founding member of The Byrds and CSN (which is still touring to this day), what David hasn’t done a lot of are solo albums… just 4 since 1971… the latest being released earlier this

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        Rodney Crowell – 4/7/14

          We’re so thrilled to welcome back Rodney Crowell to Acoustic Cafe, talking about his new album “Tarpaper Sky”. After a memoir in 2011, an album of songs written with author Mary Karr in 2012, and the Grammy winning “Old Yellow Moon” with Emmylou Harris, Rodney returns with an album of originals and fascinating conversation, as

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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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            Amos Lee – 1/27/14

              Amos Lee drops by the studio to discuss his 5th album called “Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song”. Using his touring band, and taking them to Nashville to work with Jay Joyce brought forth a unique, Music City effort, and some unexpected surprises from Amos!

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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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                Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal – 1/13/14

                  With the release of “The River & The Thread”, we’re thrilled to welcome Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal to the program to discuss the new project. What started as a trip to Johnny Cash’s boyhood home turned into extensive travels throughout the south, and a new collection of songs, Rosanne’s first since 2006. Rose and

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                  Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County (Mellencamp, King, Burnett) – 7/8/13

                    This week Acoustic Café presents an extended look at the “Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County” project. The new musical, 13 years in the making, is discussed with principals John Mellencamp, author Stephen King and producer T Bone Burnett. The ghost story by King is complimented by Mellencamp’s new songs, performed by a selection of artists

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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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