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Jon Langford talks about Revenge of The Mekons

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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.

Firehouse Sessions – Robert Earl Keen

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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 inspired him to make his first bluegrass album and how the project/musicians came together.

The new album also features the talents of Lyle Lovett, Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) and Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek).

We also chat about Murder Ballads and how the intro to Walls of Time came about from Peter Rowan whilst recording with Lloyd Maines.

SONGS
“Walls of Time”
“Long Black Veil”

Hosted by Angela Backstrom
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on April 7th, 2015.

Austin Lucas will be guest for Sweetheart of the Rodeo 4/11, 8 – 10 AM

Firehouse Sessions – Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

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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 played three brand new songs of Evie’s – Jump Up and Go, Under The Water Line, and As The Day Gets Long.

Hosted by Jim Manion
Engineered by Jim Lang, Sundog, Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on March 30, 2015.

Local Live – Old Man and the Sea

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Newcomers, Old Man and the Sea identify the “old man” and play us some songs that both rock and roll.

SONGS
1.) It Isn’t Yet
2.) Kevin’s Blues
3.) Bridge
4.) It Hasn’t Happened Yet
5.) The Divorce

Hosted by Frankie Ferrell
Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Matt Gwaltney, Ilza Akerbergs
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Firehouse Follies – “Men In Mauve”

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ARE THERE ALIENS IN BLOOMINGTON? WFHB’s Firehouse Follies Spring show, “Men in Mauve,” will take a good, hard look at this question.

David Olney

david_olney_webMaster craftsman, acclaimed singer/songwriter and globe-trotting performer David Olney has released 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings. His music has been prominently featured in ABC-TV’s Nashville and he stellar songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien and Steve Young, among many others.

Firehouse Sessions – Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit

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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 more organic Pan-African acoustic sound. Kinobe was accompanied by guitarist Jaja Bashengezi, a Congolese refugee who Kinobe met in Uganda. Kinobe and his band were in town for for Lotus Blossoms, an educational outreach program of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation.

SONGS
1. Magibobo
2. Kikwabanga
3. Rafiki

Hosted by Jim Manion
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion
Special thank you to Loraine Martin

Local Live – Chris Wolf

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Chris Wolf sits down with his guitar to play us some songs from his album, “The Wolfman” and a song inspired by one of his influences, John Prine. The stories underlying the songs vary in theme from dark to humorous to endearing.

1.) Beater with a Heater
2.) If I Was the Devil
3.) Crossroads to Nowhere
4.) My Favoritest
5.) Spotless (My Invisible Dog)
6.) When I Was a Kid

Hosted by Frankie Ferrell
Engineered by Jim Lang & Adam Reichle
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on March 11, 2015.

Firehouse Sessions – Nora Jane Struthers

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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 her new autobiographical writing style, inspired by love and what was involved with getting this album ready and out on the road.

SONGS
1. “The Other Side”
2. “Mistake”
3. “The South”

Hosted by Angela Backstrom
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on February 26th, 2015.

Local Live – Joe Donnelly and the Indulgences

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Joe Donnelly and the Indulgences play us some tracks from their new album “Everyday.” Joe is a middle school band director and the song themes are drawn from that experience.

SONGS
1. Everyday
2. Step One
3. Workin’
4. Mud Covered Toes
5. I’m Getting Tired

Joe Donnelly: Electric Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Guitar Vocal
Kevin MacDowell (AKA Kid Kazooey): Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal
Scott Kellogg: Bass, Vocals
Jay Olson: Drums

Hosted by Frankie Ferrell
Engineered by Jim Lang & Matt Gwaltney
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Produced by Jim Manion

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