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Alejandro Escovedo @ St. Cecilia Music Center – 5/30/16

    Alejandro Escovedo joins us for a live session recorded on May 5th at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI. Al will have a new album with Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey coming in the fall (2016), but on this week’s show he shares some older songs and great stories to go along with


    Houndmouth @ The Leon Loft – 5/23/16

      We’re back at The Leon Loft this week for a live session with Houndmouth on Acoustic Café. With Katie Toupin’s departure just before their session, they added a horn section and a new keyboardist/vocalist and unveiled a new sound for our live audience. Houndmouth played songs from their two releases and a gem from the


      Jim Lauderdale – 5/16/16

        Americana MVP Jim Lauderdale joins us to talk about his latest album, a double CD called “Soul Searching.” Jim, a veteran songwriter and player who’s worked with everyone from Ralph Stanley to Elvis Costello to Lucinda Williams to Buddy Miller, went in search of soul in Tennessee’s two music capitals, Memphis and Nashville. Jim also


        Robbie Fulks – 5/9/16

          This time we welcome back Robbie Fulks as our in-studio guest. We’ve been following Robbie closely since he made his debut in 1996 with the album “Country Love Songs,” right through his new album “Upland Stories.” Discussion of his music, past and present, plus performances of songs from “Upland Stories” make for another great visit


          The Lone Bellow @ The Leon Loft – 5/2/16

            It’s another Leon Loft show this week with The Lone Bellow, playing songs from their two albums and something brand new! Our Leon Loft shows are a continuing series, in collaboration with Leon Speakers and our Ann Arbor, MI affiliate WQKL – 107.1.


            The Cactus Blossoms – 4/25/16

              The Cactus Blossoms join us in the studio this week for songs from their national debut called “You’re Dreaming.” Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum started writing original songs in that old Everly Brothers style several years ago, and got to work with another new keeper of the old flame, J.D. McPherson on the new


              Lake Street Dive – 4/18/16

                Lake Street Dive joins us for songs from their new album “Side Pony.” For “Side Pony,” the multi-instrumentalists, singers, and composers of Lake Street Dive went to Nashville to work with Dave Cobb in truly interesting ways. Hear Rachael Price, Bridgette Kearney, Mike Calabrese and Mike McDuck Olson tell the tale on this week’s show!


                Graham Nash – 4/11/16

                  Two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Graham Nash joins us this week for songs from his first new album in 14 years, “This Path Tonight.” A founding member of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash, Graham has an interesting take on his life now, at age 74. CSN sideman Shane Fontayne joins Graham


                  Toadies – 4/4/16

                    90s alt rockers Toadies are our in-studio guests this week, playing songs from their first acoustic record “Heretics.” With a history going back 25 years, Toadies started doing acoustic sets at their own Texas festival (Dia De Los Toadies) and club shows, resulting in interesting re-workings of their past catalog and some brand new songs.


                    Rayland Baxter – 3/28/16

                      Nashville’s Rayland Baxter and his band The Unseens are our guests this week on Acoustic Café. Following up his full length debut in 2012 with last year’s “Imaginary Man,” Ray talks about the journey thus far, advice from his dad Bucky Baxter, lacrosse and much more!

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