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John Paul White – 1/30/17

    John Paul White is our in-studio guest on the show, playing songs from his new solo record “Beulah.” After his time in the Grammy winning duo The Civil Wars, John Paul went back home to Alabama to run his small label, reconnect with family and stay close to home… but new songs had other plans


    Suzanne Vega – 1/23/17

      This time Suzanne Vega joins us to play some songs from her new one-woman show “Lover, Beloved: An Evening With Carson McCullers.” Based on the life and times of mid-20th century writer Carson McCullers (The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter), Vega has created a companion album of songs from the show, which will get it’s


      Langhorne Slim at St. Cecilia Music Center – 1/9/17

        Langhorne Slim (Sean Scolnick) debuts new songs this week as our in-studio guest. Sean kicked off our 2016-17 Acoustic Café concert series at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI, and played us the new stuff in his session before his show back in November, 2016.


        Jake Shimabukuro (w/Nolan Verner) – 1/2/17

          Our first new show of the year features the wonderful instrumentalist Jake Shimabukuro. The world renowned ukulele player is joined by bassist Nolan Verner for selections from his new album “Nashville Sessions” and a beautiful Leonard Cohen cover.


          Eric Johnson, Parts 1 & 2 – 12/5/16, 12/12/16

            It’s a 2-part visit with Eric Johnson. Part one is above, part two below! Known for 30 years as one of the world’s finest electric guitarists, Eric has never done an acoustic record… until now! “EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic Guitar & Piano” presents Johnson’s original songs, instrumentals and interpretations, largely as solo performances. On


            Foy Vance @ The Leon Loft – 11/28/16

              We return to The Leon Loft this time for a visit with Foy Vance. His third album, “The Wild Swan,” arrived this year on his friend Ed Sheeran’s new label, and comes after touring with both Ed and Sir Elton John. Stories and laughter abound with this talented Irish singer songwriter! (Photo: Jordan Buzzy Photography)


              Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – 11/21/16

                Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join us this time for songs from their new project, “Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad.” Created in and around the trains they rode on a 4-day trip across America, the album is filled with classic train songs from the last 100 years. Billy and Joe


                Joseph – 11/14/16

                  The Portland trio Joseph join us this week for songs from their national debut album “I’m Alone, No You’re Not.” Sisters Natalie, Meegan and Allison Closner had no plans to pursue music until Natalie suggested the idea 6 years ago. Using Noisetrade, they gave away their indie debut and created a touring base, setting the


                  The Record Company @ The Leon Loft – 11/7/16

                    The Record Company brings their exciting acoustic set to The Leon Loft this time on Acoustic Cafe. Chris Vos, Alex Stiff and Marc Cazorla talk about the formation of the band, their creative and performing ethic, and play songs from their national debut “Give It Back To You.”


                    Brent Cobb – 10/31/16

                      Brent Cobb drops by for a visit this week, playing songs from his national debut “Shine On Rainy Day.” Originally from Ellaville, GA, old friend Luke Bryan got him to move to Nashville where Brent’s had good success writing for other artists (Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Luke, etc.). Brent’s debut was produced by his

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