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Femina: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 16, 2016

This trio of Patagonian women write and sing diverse songs in exquisite harmony to deliver an unforgettable theatrical stage performance. Hailing from the tiny mountain town of San Martin de los Andes, Fémina is made up of two sisters and their best childhood friend: Sofia “Toti” Trucco (vocals, guitar, ronroco), Clara “Wewi” Trucco (vocals, percussion), and Clara Miglioli (vocals, guitar). They mix …

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker : WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 16, 2016

Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments.  Josienne was born in Sussex and Ben, in Evesham; it was after studying in London, and utterly by chance, that they met in July 2009. Together they have resolutely forged their own path through traditional music. …

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Local Live – Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain is R&B fueled synth-pop that comes to whimsical, dreamy life with the vocal harmonies of Biz Strother (synth), Kenzie Main, and Chelsea Sherman. The other links, Chuck Roldan (drums) and Gerard Pannekoek (bass), complete the Chain before performing as Interpol for a Halloween cover show. 1. Baby Blue 2. Woman of My Word 3. Kitchen 4. Say to …

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Local Live – Hoot Von Woot

Hoot Von Woot performs on Local Live as the third presidential debate plays out across television screens nationwide. Their blend of psychedelic Americana brings an optimistic and light-hearted perspective to a sometimes strange society. 1. At Every Show 2. Pic of the Moon 3. Papaw Needs His Acid 4. Forbidden 5. FYI 6. One Man’s Trash Originally Aired 10/19/16 

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Rocky Dawuni: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 16, 2016

The Afro Roots sound of Ghanaian musician and social activist Rocky Dawuni has been influenced by the soulful music of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and the positive messages and deep grooves of Bob Marley. Rocky’s songs straddle musical boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. Infectious grooves pair with stirring anthems meant to unite generations, and cultures. Songs performed: “Jammin’ Nation”, …

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Baladino: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 15, 2016

The Israeli band Baladino offers fresh, authentic interpretations of unique Mediterranean music and tradition rooted in Ladino culture, singing in a Spanish-Jewish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews. Singer Yael Badah. Badah’s collection of Ladino songs, many of which belonged to her ancestors, form the core of Baladino’s repertoire. Tradition is a departure point for the musicians, who often improvise Mediterranean-Gypsy …

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Firehouse Sessions – Syd Straw and Don Piper

For this special on-location session, the WFHB microphones landed in an Airstream trailer owned by the hosts of Syd and Don’s October house concert in Indianapolis. The session was overseen by Syd’s manager/dog, Carol Burnett, who makes an appearance mid-session. Songs performed: “When My Ship Comes In”, “Million Miles”, “Think Too Hard” Recorded and Produced by Jim Manion: October 1, …

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Local Live – Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart injured his hand and was unable to play guitar as planned for this session. However, he brought some early recordings from musical sessions with his family and discussed the delightful process of writing, creating and performing music with his son and daughter. We spun tunes from these early recordings and Stephanie interviewed Dave with an enlightened insight into …

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Fire House Sessions – Mike Doughty

In his first time visiting in studio Mike Doughty brings us some new tracks off his new CD the Heart Watches and the Brain Burns. Fresh out of poetry school Doughty brings shares his thoughts on Bob Dylan, lyricism equating to Nobel Prizes and rock operas. Click that play button and take a listen in this episode of Firehouse Sessions! …

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My Bubba: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016 My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir make soulful, sensual, unhurried music that’s as playful as it is powerful. The sparse songs sometimes feature a cappella, body percussion, or simple acoustic arrangements. The lyrics are deceptively simple, sounding at times like found poetry.  “With just a guitar and vocals, they are mesmerizing in their softer-than-soft, lilting songs,” writes Amos …

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