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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 – Ed Kabotie

Ed Kabotie joins us for an exclusive Firehouse Session! Ed Kabotie traveled to Bloomington, Indiana in honor of Native American Heritage Month this past November. He is from the Hopi village of Shungopavi in northern Arizona, and the Tewa village of Khap’o Owinge – Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Kabotie’s music incorporates important messages including the protection of the environment …

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Firehouse Sessions – Amanda Shires

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Amanda Shires. Amanda Shires is in town for her show as opener for Richard Thompson at the Buskirk Chumley Theatre whilst touring her new album “Down Fell the Doves” Besides making music as a solo artist, Shires also tours with husband Jason Isbell. When Amanda Shires goes on tour, she …

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Firehouse Sessions – Joan Shelley

Joan Shelley is a singer-songwriter from Louisville, Kentucky. She stopped by WFHB for a Firehouse Session before her show at The Backdoor. This session features songs from her new album Electric Ursa. SONGS 1. “Something Small” 2. “Over and Even” 3. “Easy Now” Hosted by Jim Manion Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered Produced by Katie Moulton Originally aired …

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Firehouse Sessions – Shovels and Rope

Much is made of the on-stage chemistry between husband-and-wife Americana duo Shovels & Rope, who solder their harmonies with steady eye contact. During their visit to the WFHB studios, Cary Ann Hearst laughed it off, “We’ve been married for about ten thousand years!” Michael Trent backed her up, saying that the glances passed between them during sets are not about …

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Firehouse Sessions – Two Man Gentleman Band

Two Man Gentleman Band joins us for our Firehouse Session series for a performance and chat with WFHB’s Jim Manion. Hosted by Jim Manion Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered Produced by Katie Moulton Executive Producer is Jim Manion Originally aired on September 18, 2014.

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Firehouse Sessions – crash

The artist known as crash paid a visit to the WFHB studios while on tour with the Communion clubnight series. An erstwhile member of the Magnetic Zeroes, crash recently released his solo debut, Hardly Criminal, and its lead single “Motional Animal” has been a hit among our volunteer deejays. A Louisiana boy now living in California, crash brings a distinctive …

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Firehouse Sessions – Iron and Wine

Sam Beam, better known by his stage name of Iron & Wine, visited the WFHB studios before playing a sold-out show at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Over the last two Iron & Wine albums, Beam has expanded his sound with bigger arrangements, dabbling in jazz and R&B, and touring with a twelve-piece band. On this short tour, however, Iron & Wine …

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Firehouse Sessions – Saintseneca

Saintseneca, the folk-rock quartet out of Columbus, Ohio, stopped by on a return trip through Bloomington to play a few songs off their spring 2014 release Dark Arc. Led by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Zac Little, the band works with acoustic instrumentation, foot-stomping melody, and wistful Appalachian-tinged vocals that have recently characterized many popular hipster-folk acts, yet their songs defy “Ho! Hey!” vapidity. …

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Firehouse Sessions – Lindi Ortega

Canadian Lindi Ortega is a girl from the north country, but in attitude, voice, and chops, she could pass for the raven-haired progeny of Dolly Parton. Ortega released two albums in one year, Cigarettes and Truckstops and Tin Star, both of which have been hits among WFHB’s deejays. In conversation with host Katie Moulton, Ortega introduced us to her new …

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Firehouse Sessions – Aoife O’Donovan

Aoife O’Donovan performs and an exclusive Firehouse Session and talks with our host, Jim Manion. Originally aired on March 24, 2014.

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