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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 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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Firehouse Sessions – The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band had the whole WFHB building shaking with their foot stomping country blues rave up. Playing three songs off their brand new album “So Delicious” they took us from the happy (Pot Roast and Kisses) to the angry (Scream At the Night) to the boastful and blistering (Front Porch Trained). These Brown County ambassadors of …

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Firehouse Sessions – Lyal Strickland

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Lyal Strickland. Lyal Strickland is here from Buffalo, MO whilst touring his new album “Balanced on Barb Wire”. Besides making music as a solo artist, Strickland is juggling the pursuits of farmer and touring songwriter. Lyal Strickland unexpectedly (and single-handedly) has taken over his family’s struggling cattle farm. He also discovered that there is no shortage of inspiration in …

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Firehouse Sessions – Shannon Hayden

Shannon Hayden is a 23-year-old cellist and composer doing creative and experimental solo performances augmented by sampling and looping technology and digital audio processing. Shannon has also recently been featured on albums and tours with Lily & Madeleine and Carrie Newcomer. Her latest album is Solid State Cello. She performed live on WFHB before her show at The Bishop. Hosted …

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Firehouse Sessions – Otis Gibbs

Indiana native Otis Gibbs stopped by the WFHB studios for a Firehouse Session before playing the Deer Park Americana Series. Gibbs has lived in East Nashville, TN for seven years and tours Europe regularly. His latest album is Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth. Gibbs also produces a podcast called Thanks for Giving a Damn. SONGS 1. It Was A Train …

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Firehouse Sessions – Will Johnson

In our studio for a Firehouse Session prior to playing a “Living Room Show” is Will Johnson. Besides making music as a solo artist, Will Johnson is a member Centro-matic and South San Gabriel. He is also a prolific collaborator, playing in such super-groups as the Undertow Orchestra with Mark Eitzel, David Bazan, and the late Vic Chestnutt and the …

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Firehouse Sessions – Lera Lynn

This was Lera Lynn’s second visit to the WFHB studios for a Firehouse Session. Lera’s guitarist Rick Lollar joined her for a sublime set of songs from her new album The Avenues. They also played The Bishop Bar while in Bloomington. SONGS 1. “I’m Your Fool” 2. “Coming Down” 3. “Refrained” Hosted by Jim Manion Engineered by Jim Lang Produced …

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