Amanda Shires joins us for an intimate Firehouse Session hosted by Angela Backstorm.
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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 romance: “It’s communication. We’re talking about music.”
The Charleston-based band’s second album, 2012’s O’Be Joyful, made them stars on the country folk scene, with the single “Birmingham” picking up song of the year honors at the Americana Music Awards. Swimmin’ Time, released last summer, has resulted in even more national exposure, but the duo is sticking to their insulated DIY ethos. They talked with host Katie Moulton about collaboration, touring, and what they never leave home without (hint: it has paws).
Local punk/pop trio Nice Try bring us a series of quick, hard-rockin’ melodies and express their love for canned potato chips.
1. No Good
2. Say Anything
4. Your Hair
5. Feels Right
6. The Worst
7. I Don’t Care
Jar – Host
Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Adam Reichle, Ilsa – Engineers
Erin Tobey – Producer
Jim Manion – Executive Producer
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-
Originally aired on April 14, 2014.
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 custom guitar, Sanchez, and discussed the unlikely way she got turned on to country music, bad dates, what it takes to make it in Nashville, and much more.
“I Ain’t the Girl” (new song)
“Hard As This”
Originally aired live on April 3, 2014.
October 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monroe County History Center
Saturday’s Child, WFHB’s longest-running live music broadcast, is 20 years old this year and we’re having a party. Join us for a super-special two-hour broadcast Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Monroe County History Center when Saturday’s Child and the WFHB Fall Fund Drive join forces to bring you some of Bloomington’s premier musicians: Carrie Newcomer, Grey Larsen & Cindy Kallet, Jason & Ginger, and Tom Roznowski to celebrate our birthday and the fall fund drive.
As always, the bagels, coffee, juice and music are on us, and the show will be broadcast live on your community radio station, WFHB.
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 busker charisma to his folky, funky soul sound. Also impressive was his current touring band, assembled just a week earlier, which he dubbed the “Holy Trinity” and whose backing vocals beautifully supported crash’s powerful “Cajun Prince” falsetto.
Originally aired on September 9, 2014.