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Local Live-Coot Crabtree

Indianapolis-based performer Coot Crabtree performs his blend of classic country music with a modern sensitivity to create a sound he describes as “trucker folk.” The songs contain elements of heartbreak and isolation, indicative of a life on the road. 1. Quarantine 2. The Season Between 3. Over You 4. Blue Jay 5. Save My Name 6. The Lost Highway Hosted …

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Local Live – Fistful of Bacon

Fistful of Bacon has won a few awards at various blues competitions and have finished as finalists at a few others. A quick listen to their eclectic mix of sounds, composed by singer/bassist Jeff Shew and singer/guitarist Marv Druin, show why these are well-deserved accolades. The founder of the band, Eric Gaylord, rounds out the meaty compositions on drums, with …

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Local Live – Slip Me 5

Slip Me 5 swings into the WFHB studios to perform another jazzy set. The quartet transports listeners back to the first half of the twentieth century in their renditions of jazz standards. The members include Lulu Claudele (Martha Burton), vocals; Lucky O’Beirne (Cliff Gammon), guitar and vocals; Lunchmeat Lindoo (Michael Lindeau), fiddle; Ron Midnight (Patrick Callanan), upright bass 1. Fat …

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Local Live – Unholy UFO

Unholy UFO returns for another performance in the WFHB studio. Self-described as “lo-fi bedroom pop,” these songs have an abrasive edge and wild spirit. Robert Craven plays guitar and sings, Robbie Sherman provides bass, and Cameron Vanover is on drums. 1. Jar of Molars 2. Chelsea of Maidenhair 3. Tell Me 4. She’s A Boy 5. Ramses for President 6. Let …

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Fireshouse Sessions – Marisa Anderson

Guitarist Marisa Anderson played live on WFHB on May 18, 2016, before her show at The Bishop that night. Since then, her new album “Into the Light” has been released to critical acclaim from NPR Music and others. “She’s meshed folk, bluegrass and blues ideas together to create something closer to self-portrait than tradition, with hands-on scholarship digging for old …

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Local Live – TroutyB

TroutyB has only been making music for about a year and is so prolific that he’s already put together his first album, Warts and All. In this set he plays radio-friendly versions of a few of his already released songs and another that is the newest of the new. SONGS 1.) Stage Fright 2.) My Therapist 3.) Untitled 4.) What’s …

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Local Live – J.D. Maulin

JD Maulin plays a few songs for us, along with his brother Terry Lee Maulin on electric guitar, and his mother Nancy Pooley on backup vocals. The Americana trio play music that was inspired by a wedding cruise, the works of James Joyce and reactionary radio. 1. Barricade 2. What Kind of Love? 3. Ulysses Relapsed 4. Such Careless Love …

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Local Live – Siddius

Fresh off of their victory lap from winning the most recent Battle of the Bands at The Bluebird, Siddius joins WFHB’s Local Live for an exclusive live on air performance and interview! SONGS “Don’t Be Afraid to Run” “Nothing’s There”/”On the Open Sea” “Broken Strings” Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang and Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Ferrell …

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Naytronix Interview

Bloomington native Nate Brenner had a grand homecoming last fall when his band Tuneyards headlined Lotus Festival 2015. On April 6, 2016, Nate returned to Bloomington with his electronic music project Naytronix. WFHB’s Christine Brackenhoff interviewed Nate live on WFHB and featured some tracks from his latest Naytronix album Mr. Divine.

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Firehouse Sessions – Will Johnson

In Bloomington for a house concert, Will Johnson performed live on WFHB on May 26, 2016. A prolific songwriter, producer and performer, Will Johnson has been a member of Centromatic, South San Gabriel and Monsters of Folk – along with a string of solo albums and collaborations, including one with the late Jason Molina. His most recent release is Swan City Vampires and he performed …

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