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

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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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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Firehouse Sessions – Will Johnson

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

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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Firehouse Sessions – Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Evie Ladin & Keith Terry. Evie is about to release new album Jump The Fire available from May 6th. We get the chance to chat with Evie and Keith about the new record, Evie’s songwriting challenge, forthcoming tour and Keith’s interest in body music. SONGS 1. “Jump The Fire” 2. …

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Firehouse Sessions – Austin Lucas

Bloomington native Austin Lucas stopped by WFHB to talk about his forthcoming new album, “Between the Moon and the Midwest” and play a few songs as a preview to his show at The Bishop on April 13. Songs performed: “Monroe County Nights”, “Unbroken Hearts” Coordinating Producer: Christine Brackenhoff Interview Host: Jim Manion Engineers: Dan Withered, Ilze Akersber, Cyndi Brubaker Originally aired …

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