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

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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Firehouse Sessions – Heartless Bastards

On Monday, March 7, Heartless Bastards stopped in for a special acoustic Firehouse Session before their sold-out show at The Bishop. Songs performed: 1. Hi-Line 2. The Fool 3. Gates of Dawn Hosted by Jim Manion. Produced by Christine Brackenhoff. Engineered by Dan Withered, Ilze Akersberg and Jim Lang.

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Firehouse Sessions – R. Ring

Joining us for another Firehouse Session are R. Ring! R. Ring is made up of Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline) and joining them on this tour are cellist, Lori Goldston (Earth/Nirvana), and percussionist, Leo DeLuca (Southeast Engine). R. Ring was in Bloomington to play at The Bishop and is currently in the process of recording a new record. SONGS 1. Fallout …

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Firehouse Sessions – Marlon Williams

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Marlon Williams accompanied by the Yarra Benders. Marlon is here from Lyttleton, NZ and playing a show at The Bishop.  He is currently touring his debut self titled solo album with the release date 19th February. We get the chance to chat with Marlon about joining local label Dead Oceans …

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