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Fireshouse Sessions – Marisa Anderson

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Guitarist Marisa Anderson played live on WFHB on May 18, 2016, before her show at The Bishop that night. Since then, her new album “Into the Light” has been released to critical acclaim from NPR Music and others. “She’s meshed folk, bluegrass and blues ideas together to create something closer to self-portrait than tradition, with hands-on scholarship digging for old …

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Local Live – TroutyB

TroutyB has only been making music for about a year and is so prolific that he’s already put together his first album, Warts and All. In this set he plays radio-friendly versions of a few of his already released songs and another that is the newest of the new. SONGS 1.) Stage Fright 2.) My Therapist 3.) Untitled 4.) What’s …

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Local Live – Siddius

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Fresh off of their victory lap from winning the most recent Battle of the Bands at The Bluebird, Siddius joins WFHB’s Local Live for an exclusive live on air performance and interview! SONGS “Don’t Be Afraid to Run” “Nothing’s There”/”On the Open Sea” “Broken Strings” Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang and Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Ferrell …

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Firehouse Sessions – Will Johnson

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In Bloomington for a house concert, Will Johnson performed live on WFHB on May 26, 2016. A prolific songwriter, producer and performer, Will Johnson has been a member of Centromatic, South San Gabriel and Monsters of Folk – along with a string of solo albums and collaborations, including one with the late Jason Molina. His most recent release is Swan City Vampires and he performed …

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Firehouse Sessions – M. Ward

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is M. Ward. M. Ward is up to album no. 8 and just released More Rain early March 2016. He is in town to play a show at the Bluebird with Big Thief & NAF. We chat about the new album, his many collaborations on this and other albums, producing Mavis …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #52: July 2016

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Cari Ray, Vera Grubbs and Rick Fettig. First aired Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 9 AM on WFHB ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: We’re doing something a little different this time around — issuing our first-ever retrospective, covering all six years of the show’s existence. After an extensive review of our first …

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Strategic National Arts Alumni Project Reveals Long Term Benefits to Studying the Arts

Results from a survey by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project reveal many skills deemed crucial in a variety of business settings can have their roots in arts education. Sarah Vaughan spoke with the project’s director Sally Gaskill about the long term influences of artistic study. You can learn more about the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project and view their …

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Get Lotus Music & Arts Festival 2016 Weekend Passes!

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We are excited to partner with Lotus this year and offer WFHB supporters the opportunity to help two great organizations through your donation to WFHB. Get your tickets now!

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Local Live – Rikki Jean and the DWBs

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Rikki Jean and the DWBs are back in the studio to play some new rockin’ blues originals and promote the release of an album. The band has an addition of a horn section since last year on Local Live, now including a horn section. The 7-piece band is lead by Rikki Jean, the singer-songwriter of the group. SONGS 1.) Sad …

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Local Live – Hex Mundi

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Hex Mundi brings their blend of psychedelic garage rock from Indianapolis. The band is comprised of husband and wife, Justin Renner (Electric Mandolin, vocals) and Stephanie Renner (drums, backing vocals), and rounded out with Zachary Hall (lead guitar), Andrew Roti (bass), Wylie Peach (guitar, backing vocals) and Alex McGail (keys). The individual tastes and preferences of each band member come …

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