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

Firehouse Session – Rory Block Interview September 8, 2017

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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WFHB Firehouse Session with 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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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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Firehouse Sessions – Mike Doughty

In his first time visiting in studio Mike Doughty brings us some new tracks off his new CD the Heart Watches and the Brain Burns. Fresh out of poetry school Doughty shares his thoughts on Bob Dylan, lyricism equating to Nobel Prizes and rock operas. Click that play button and take a listen in this episode of Firehouse Sessions!  

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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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Fireshouse Sessions – Marisa Anderson

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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