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Firehouse Sessions

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

Firehouse Session – Dana Lyons

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session all the way from Bellingham, Washington is Dana Lyons. Dana Lyons is in town for his show at The Bishop a fundraiser for HEARTWOOD. Heartwood is a regional network that protects forests and supports community activism in the eastern United States through education, advocacy, and citizen empowerment. Lyon’s plays two shows …

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Firehouse Sessions – Jesse Lacy & Hilary Scott

Jesse Lacy returns to the WFHB studio, this time he is joined by Hilary Scott, winner of the Folk/Americana Album Of The Year from The National Traditional Country Music Association. SONGS 1. Pack of Dogs 2. Calls from Springfield 3. Like I Did

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Firehouse Sessions – Marshall Lewis

Marshall Lewis is a young singer/songwriter who grew up in Bloomington. He played a WFHB “Fund Drive Live” Firehouse Session before his show at The Bishop. He was accompanied by Zach Stoltz on drums. SONGS 1. Lessons of Loss 2. Wild 3. I Knew You The Most Hosted by Jim Manion Engineered by Jim Lang and Dan Withered Produced by …

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Jon Langford talks about Revenge of The Mekons

Jon Langford of The Mekons talks with WFHB Music Director Jim Manion about director Joe Angio’s new documentary Revenge of The Mekons. The film is screening April 10-12 in Bloomington at The Ryder Film Series.

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Firehouse Sessions – Robert Earl Keen

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session all the way from Texas is Robert Earl Keen.  Robert Earl Keen and full band are in town for his show at The Bluebird whilst touring his new album “Happy Prisoner – The Bluegrass Sessions”. This album has reached no.1 on the Billboard Bluegrass. Robert Earl Chats to us about what …

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Firehouse Sessions – Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

Evie Ladin and Keith Terry visited the WFHB studio as part of their spring tour of the MIdwest. They combine old-time roots, body music, and original songs. Evie is a former Bloomingtonian who was also a WFHB DJ. Now based in Oakland, CA, both Evie and Keith are involved in a variety of musical projects. For their Firehouse Session they …

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Firehouse Sessions – Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit

Ugandan artist Kinobe’s March 24 Firehouse Session was his second visit to WFHB, having played a WFHB Lotus Live Session which led to his song “Abataka” being selected for WFHB’s Lotus Live Volume 1 CD. In the six years since Kinobe’s last visit he has traveled to many African countries and his music has evolved from Ugandan fusion to a …

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Firehouse Sessions – Nora Jane Struthers

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Nora Jane Struthers accompanied by Joe Overton.  Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line are here from Nashville, TN playing at local venue The Bishop whilst touring their new album “Wake”. We get the chance to chat with Struthers day 2 of her next hectic three month tour schedule across the USA.  Struthers chats to us about …

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Firehouse Sessions – Glen Hansard

Irish singer-songwriter and bandleader Glen Hansard stopped by for a very special Firehouse Session before a sold-out show at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. He is best-known for his work with The Frames and the Swell Season, as well as his lead role in the musical film Once, which won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Next month, Hansard releases a tribute …

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Firehouse Sessions – Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus

Riley Baugus and Dirk Powell have been crossing musical paths since their teenage years. 30 years later they have officially teamed up as a duo, which brought them to Bloomington as part of the Lotus Blossoms series. They have just released their first duo album. “Tomorrow Morn”. On their visit to WFHB, they played old-time fiddle/banjo tunes, a Dock Boggs …

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