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Jim Manion (1993-present)

Firehouse Sessions – Syd Straw and Don Piper


For this special on-location session, the WFHB microphones landed in an Airstream trailer owned by the hosts of Syd and Don’s October house concert in Indianapolis. The session was overseen by Syd’s manager/dog, Carol Burnett, who makes an appearance mid-session. Songs performed: “When My Ship Comes In”, “Million Miles”, “Think Too Hard” Recorded and Produced by Jim Manion: October 1, …

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My Bubba: 2016 WFHB Lotus Live broadcast from Blockhouse Studios


September 17, 2016 My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir make soulful, sensual, unhurried music that’s as playful as it is powerful. The sparse songs sometimes feature a cappella, body percussion, or simple acoustic arrangements. The lyrics are deceptively simple, sounding at times like found poetry.  “With just a guitar and vocals, they are mesmerizing in their softer-than-soft, lilting songs,” writes Amos …

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WFHB’s LocalFest & Local Live Showcase Friday, OCT 7, 8pm @ The Bluebird


WFHB’s LocalFest and Local Live Showcase is a celebration of all things local – local music, local business, and local community radio. A fundraiser for Bloomington Community Radio co-sponsored by Local First Bloomington, WFHB’s LocalFest features the Local Live Showcase, a line up that spotlights some of the station’s favorite bands featured on this year’s Local Live on WFHB Volume …

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Boo Seeka Interview


Boo Seeka is from Australia, a hip-hop-psych-soul/dream-tronica project that started as an outlet for a couple of musical experiments, a kind of soul petrie dish, a testing ground for new sounds. Now on their first US tour, they are appearing Saturday, September 10 at Old National Center in Indianapolis. WFHB’s Christine Brackenhoff caught up with Ben Gumbleton on the phone …

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Naytronix Interview


Bloomington native Nate Brenner had a grand homecoming last fall when his band Tuneyards headlined Lotus Festival 2015. On April 6, 2016, Nate returned to Bloomington with his electronic music project Naytronix. WFHB’s Christine Brackenhoff interviewed Nate live on WFHB and featured some tracks from his latest Naytronix album Mr. Divine.

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Sam Bush Interview


Sam Bush and his band New Grass Revival were a prime influence in the progressive bluegrass movement of the 1970s. In the years since, Sam’s music has continued to evolve and remains an inspiration for a new generation of artists including Punch Brothers, Sierra Hull, Leftover Salmon and any more. WFHB’s Music Director Jim Manion recently got the chance to …

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Throwback Thursday Session – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings April 3, 1999


Mid to late 90s, Bloomington was already a regular stop for Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. They visited WFHB many times during this period. This recording is from April 3, 1999, before their gig at Second Story that night. Gillian and David return to Bloomington as The Dave Rawlings Machine on Friday, April 15, 2016. Songs performed: “One More Dollar”, …

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Throwback Thursday Session: The Wood Brothers


On April 10, 2011 The Wood Brothers stopped by WFHB before their show at The Bishop, which was also our fund drive kickoff show that spring. During the session they made some erudite comments about their music and about community radio. The Wood Brothers return to Bloomington tonight, March 31, 2016, at The Bluebird. Songs performed: “Marianna”, “One More Day”, …

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Jon Langford talks about Revenge of The Mekons


Jon Langford of The Mekons talks with WFHB Music Director Jim Manion about director Joe Angio’s new documentary Revenge of The Mekons. The film is screening April 10-12 in Bloomington at The Ryder Film Series.

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Lotus Live 4 Final 2

Available in September at Lotus Festival and as our Fall Fund Drive premium in early October. You can reserve an advance copy during our August Lotus Drive. LOTUS LIVE ON WFHB VOLUME 4 tracklist 1. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali) Jama Ko 2. Leyla McCalla (U.S) Mesi Bondye 3. De Temps Antan (Canada – Quebec) Mepriseuse de Garcons 4. …

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