Category Archives: Archives

finnbest1

Craig Finn – 2/27/17

    Craig Finn joins us in the studio this time for songs from his brand new solo record. After 6 records with The Hold Steady, Craig launched a solo career back in 2012 and is releasing “We All Want The Same Things” in March. More great stories and characters from Craig Finn, solo and acoustic, this

    Listen
    stonesenate1

    Stone Senate – 2/13/17

      This time we meet the band Stone Senate as our in-studio guests. Formed in Nashville in 2009, the band features that classic 70’s southern rock sound, and incorporates all the influences that have come since. While usually a full-on electric ensemble, Stone Senate performed an acoustic set for Acoustic Café!

      Listen
      brookebest

      Jonatha Brooke – 2/6/17

        Jonatha Brooke returns to our studio this time to play songs from a new album called “Midnight Hallelujah.” After a one-woman show featuring an album of original music (2014), and an album built around the lyrics of Woody Guthrie (2007), “Midnight Hallelujah” is Jonatha’s first collection of new songs in about a decade!

        Listen
        JPWhite

        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

          Listen
          vega1

          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

            Listen
            newportfolk2013day26

            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.

              Listen
              jsbest

              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.

                Listen
                2015-08-10-eric-johnson2

                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

                  Listen
                  foyvancebest2

                  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)

                    Listen
                    bragghenry

                    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

                      Listen
                      Page 7 of 21« First...56789...20...Last »

                      Featured shows

                      Robert Glasper & Ledisi - 5/26/14

                      Robert Glasper Experiment (Robert, Derrick Hodge, Mark Colenburg) joins us for a discussion of “Black ... Read More

                      Paolo Nutini @ The Leon Loft - 1/5/15

                        We’re kicking off the new year with a real treat… Paolo Nutini and his ... Read More

                      Ben Folds + yMusic - 9/7/15

                      Ben Folds and yMusic join us this week for songs from Ben’s new album called ... Read More

                      Villagers - 11/16/15

                      Villagers is the band name for Conor O’Brien, and this week Conor brings songs from ... Read More

                      Joseph - 11/14/16

                      The Portland trio Joseph join us this week for songs from their national debut album ... Read More