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Son Little – 8/8/16

    Songwriter and producer Son Little is our in-studio guest this week, playing songs from the 2014 EP (“Things I Forgot”) and his 2015 self-titled full-length debut. Aaron mixes styles, genres, eras and more in the creation of his interesting songs, which has also led to work with The Roots, and serving as producer for the


    Sarah Jarosz – 8/1/16

      We start the new month with a visit from Sarah Jarosz for some songs from her new album “Undercurrent.” “Undercurrent” is the first album Sarah has released since finishing college, her fourth overall, and features co-writes with Joey Ryan from Milk Carton Kids, Aoife O’Donovan, Parker Millsap and more.


      Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Leon Loft- 7/25/16

        It’s another live show from The Leon Loft this week with Michael Franti & Spearhead. Michael is celebrating 30 years of making music, the last 20+ fronting Spearhead, and the release of the new album “Soulrocker.” Talk of music, activism, family and politics fills this week’s show, along with great performances of songs old and


        Adia Victoria – 7/18/16

          Newcomer Adia Victoria and her band join us in the studio this week for songs from Adia’s debut album “Beyond The Bloodhounds.” Adia’s songs have bite, a point of view and raw power, especially in the hands of her excellent Nashville band.


          Gregory Porter – 7/11/16

            One of the world’s great vocalists, Gregory Porter, joins us this week as our in-studio guest. Known as a jazz vocalist primarily, Gregory has also collaborated with Common, Disclosure, Van Morrison, and other greats from the jazz world like Lizz Wright and Diane Reeves. Gregory Porter and pianist Chip Crawford perform songs from Gregory’s latest


            Judy Collins & Ari Hest – 7/4/16

              Two great guests, together, are our in-studio guests this week as Judy Collins and Ari Hest play songs from their new album of duets called “Silver Skies Blue.” Folk legend Collins, now 77, teamed with pop rocker Hest, 36, to write and perform brand new duets, a first for both singer-songwriters. Pianist Russ Walden joins

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              The Staves – 6/27/16

                Photo: Graham Tolbert The Staves are our guests this week, playing songs from their two most recent projects, the 2015 album “If I Was” and this year’s EP “Sleeping In A Car.” Both projects were produced with Justin Vernon, and the U.K. trio found a whole new sound in the experience, but Emily, Jessica and


                Peter Wolf – 6/20/16

                  We’re thrilled to welcome back Peter Wolf and his fabulous band (Duke Levine, Kevin Barrie, Marty Ballew and Tom Arie) as our in-studio guests. The front man for The J Geils Band in the 70s and 80s has released his 8th solo album called “A Cure For Loneliness,” and Peter talks about this interesting collection,


                  Brett Dennen @ The Leon Loft – 6/13/16

                    Brett Dennen joins us for songs from, and conversation about his new album called “Por Favor”. Always generous with his time and talents, Brett did a live session with us as a fundraiser for a nonprofit camp called North Star Reach ( which is starting its first season in July, providing a camp experience for


                    Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – 6/6/16

                      Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop join us in the studio for songs from their first album together called “Love Letter For Fire”. As Iron & Wine, Sam has always written alone, and the same goes for Jesca’s songwriting for the last decade, so this project was an experiment to see what would come of teaming

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