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Firehouse Sessions bring you the best local, national and international musical acts for intimate performances and exclusive interviews.

Firehouse Sessions – Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno

Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno stopped by the WFHB DJ studio for a quick session while they were passing through town. Both Vivian and Riley grew up in families involved with the old-time music scene. They perform three original songs, two of which are from Vivian’s new album Time Is Everything. Vivian Leva – guitar and vocals Riley Calcagno – …

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Firehouse Sessions – Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco performed live on this WFHB Firehouse Session before her February 28, 2018, concert at Bloomington’s Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Ani first performed live on WFHB in 1994, when the station presented her in concert at the Waldron Arts Center. Songs Performed: Allergic To Water, Play God Interview Host: Jennifer Brooks Studio Engineers: Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Ilze Akersberg, Hannah Bunnell …

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Ani DiFranco, Gracie and Rachel to perform live on WFHB

On Wednesday, February 28 at 3pm, Ani DiFranco will perform live on a WFHB Firehouse Session – before her concert that evening at Bloomington’s Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Ani DiFranco first performed live on WFHB in 1994, when the station presented her in concert at the Waldron Arts Center. At 4pm on the same day, WFHB will also present a Firehouse Session …

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Firehouse Sessions – Peter Oren

Columbus, Indiana, native Peter Oren stopped by WFHB’s studios on December 1, 2017, for a Firehouse Session before his appearance at Blockhouse Bar with The Weather Station and James Elkington. Peter’s brand new release is Anthropocene, on the Western Vinyl label. Four songs from the new album are featured on this session. Songs performed: 1. Burden of Proof 2. Falling …

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Firehouse Sessions – Rory Block Interview

Country blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Rory Block stopped by the WFHB studios for a live interview before her headlining appearance at the 2017 Amethyst House Benefit. Interview Host: Carolyn VandeWiele Producer: Jim Manion Coordinating Producer: Christine Brackenhoff Engineer: Dan Withered Songs from the Rory Block album Keepin’ Outta Trouble: “Keepin’ Outta Trouble”, “Parchman Farm Blues”

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Firehouse Sessions – Austin Lucas

Austin Lucas performed live in our studio as a preview to his opening set at the September 8th Amethyst House benefit at BCT. Austin performs three songs, talks about the new album he’ll be recording in December and the important mission of Amethyst House. Austin Lucas: guitar, vocals Songs performed: “Ain’t We Free”, “Monroe County Nights”, “Man Alive” Interview Host: Jim Manion …

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Firehouse Sessions – Jon Stickley Trio

The Jon Stickley Trio performed in the WFHB studio for a live Firehouse Session on Wednesday, August 9th. The Asheville, North Carolina progressive instrumental ensemble played selections from their latest album Maybe Believe. John Stickley – flat-pick guitar Lyndsay Pruett – violin Patrick Armitage – drums 1. Playpeople – (04:37) 2. Almost With You – (03:44) 3. Slow Burn – …

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Firehouse Sessions – Joan Shelley

On May 31, Joan Shelley and Nathan Salzburg stopped by the WFHB studios before the evening’s show at the Bishop. Bloomington is the first stop on Joan’s tour in support of her most recent album titled, Joan Shelley. SONGS PERFORMED: 1. We’d Be Home 2. Pull Me Up One More Time 3. If the Storms Never Came 4. Cost of …

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Firehouse Sessions – Nikki Lane

Nikki Lane stopped by WFHB for an acoustic session on her way to The Bluebird for her March 9th concert. Performing with Nikki are Alex Munoz on guitar and Jonathan Tyler on guitar and vocals. Jonathan also produced Nikki’s latest release Highway Queen. Songs performed: “Highway Queen”, “To Live Is To Fly”, “Jackpot” Originally Aired: 3/09/2017 Interview Host: Jim Manion …

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Firehouse Sessions – TV Mike

August 19, 2016 – TV Mike performed live on WFHB the afternoon before a private house concert in Bloomington. Songs performed: “Reading All Zeros”, Put Stuff In The Ground”, “Water For Friction”. 12/20 UPDATE: TV Mike has moved back to Bloomington and is performing with The Scarecrowes on New Years Eve in Bloomington, Saturday 12/31, opening for The Rev. Peyton’s …

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