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Shovels & Rope – 10/24/16

    This time Shovels & Rope are our in-studio guests, playing songs from their new album “Little Seeds.” Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent drew many of the new songs from the turbulence of their recent life, including the birth of their first child, Michael’s father’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and the loss of a close


    Ages & Ages – 10/17/16

      Portland’s Ages & Ages drop by the studio as our guests, playing songs from their new album “Something To Ruin.” Each album from this musical collective has a big theme, and on their third album they look at over-development in their hometown and beyond. Interesting words and music from Ages & Ages this time on


      Sean McConnell @ Americanafest 2016 – 10/10/16

        This segment is our first session recorded in Nashville during Americanafest in September 2016. Sean McConnell joined us in front of an audience at Southern Ground Studios, playing songs from his first national release (and 6th overall). One of Music City’s new bright lights, Sean played songs from his self-titled album, took questions from the


        Barns Courtney – 10/3/16

          Barns Courtney stops by to play some songs that will be on his 2017 debut release. Signed to a major label deal right out of high school, it all fell apart for Barns and his band, and sent Barns into a tailspin. The good news is that he finally had some real grist for his


          Royal Wood – 9/26/16

            Royal Wood is our in-studio guest on the show this week, playing songs from his forthcoming American debut “Ghost Light.” Royal has been making music in Canada for 15 years, and his been nominated for two Juno Awards, but “Ghost Light” is the first of Wood’s 4 albums to be available in the U.S.

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            Frances – 9/19/16

              British newcomer Frances (Sophia Francis Cook) joins us for songs from her forthcoming full-length debut album. A graduate of LIPA, Frances started songwriting in London, eventually getting signed as an artist and working with great producers like Greg Kurstin (Adele, Tegan & Sara) and Howard Lawrence (Disclosure). With several chart singles already, her debut is


              The Head & The Heart – 9/5/16

                The Head & The Heart join us in the studio celebrating the release of their third album “Signs Of Light.” Each of the band members spent the time between “Let’s Be Still” and “Signs Of Light” pursuing non-musical projects, bringing lots of fresh energy and ideas to the new album, which they recorded in Nashville


                Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond) – 8/29/16

                  One of Canada’s finest, Tom Wilson, joins us for songs from the latest album as Lee Harvey Osmond. Also a member of the alternative rock band Junkhouse, and the roots music trio Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Tom has been a fixture on the Canadian scene since the late 80s, and “Beautiful Scars” is the


                  Colvin & Earle – 8/22/16

                    Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle join us this week in the studio for songs from their first album together. Although having crossed paths through their individual, storied careers, a tour together in 2014 gave rise to the idea of creating some new songs together, resulting in the Buddy Miller produced “Colvin & Earle” in June


                    Lera Lynn – 8/15/16

                      Lera Lynn joins us, with her band, for songs from her new album “Resistor.” Since our last visit with Lera, she’s worked with T Bone Burnett for soundtrack songs on True Detective, appeared on the show as the lounge singer in season 2, finished building her studio with her partner/producer Josh Grange, and created the

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