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

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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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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Firehouse Sessions – Seán Cleland & Jackie Moran

Seán Cleland is an Irish fiddle player, music teacher, producer, and executive director of the Irish Music School of Chicago and has toured and recorded in bands such as Baal Tinne, The Drovers, Bohola, and more. Jackie Moran is a preeminent Bodhrán player in Chicago Irish music, and a founding and driving force of bands such as The Drovers, Comas, …

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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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Firehouse Sessions – Craig Finn

On March 16, 2016, singer/songwriter Craig Finn joined us at WFHB for a Firehouse Session in advance of his show that evening at the Bluebird. Craig played three tunes and discussed his transformation from punk rock preacher to vulnerable journeyman. Formerly of The Hold Steady, he was on tour supporting his sophomore solo release, “Faith In The Future.” SONGS 1. …

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Firehouse Sessions – HoneyHoney

On March 10th, we enjoyed a delightful in-studio session with HONEYHONEY before their performance at The Bishop. The duo, featuring Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe, released their album “3” last year. Track list: 1. “Whatchya Gonna Do Now” 2. “Yours to Bear” 3. “Big Man” Host: Christine Brackenhoff Engineers: Dan Withered and Jeffrey Morris Producer: Christine Brackenhoff Executive Producer: Jim …

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