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Local Live – Electric Fences

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A freshly formed amalgamation of Bloomington’s own local music past visits WFHB’s Local Live as Electric Fences for night of self-described “townie rock” and interview session.

SONGS
1. Searchlight
2. Sunday Dress
3. Public School
4. Around to Blame
5. Primitive Road
6. Ocean of Trouble

Electric Fences consists of:
Chris Kupersmith - Guitar, vocals
Josh Bennet - Bass guitar, vocals
Vincent Edwards - Keyboard
Rust Peterson - drums

Hosted by Jar Turner
Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Firehouse Sessions – Hot Rize

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Hot Rize stopped by WFHB to play a live set on their way to headlining the John Hartford Memorial Festival in Bean Blossom. Hot Rize includes Nick Forster, the host of e-Town, the nationally syndicated program which airs on WFHB Sundays at 6pm.

Tim O’Brien – mandolin and vocals
Nick Forster – bass and vocals
Brian Sutton – guitar and vocals
Pete Wernick – banjo and vocals

SONGS
“Western Skies”
“Blue Has Fallen”
“I Am The Road”

Firehouse Session host: Jim Manion
Engineered by Dan ‘Dano’ Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer Jim Manion

Local Live – Rikki Jean & the DWBs

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Joining us for a wonderful Local Live session and interview is Rikki Jean & the DWBs!

SONGS
1. Sailor of the Sea
2. Beverly
3. Glamorous Life
4. Mama’s Vine
5. Mississippi Shoes
6. Biscuits & Gravy

Hosted by Jar Turner
Engineered by Jim Lang, Adam Reichle
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Local Live – Dono

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Local Live presents special guest Dono into our Firehouse Studios for a live performance and interview!

Hosted by Erin Tobey
Engineered by Jim Lang, Adam Reichle with help from “the IT guys”
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on April 29, 2015.

Firehouse Session – Dana Lyons

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session all the way from Bellingham, Washington is Dana Lyons.

Dana Lyons is in town for his show at The Bishop a fundraiser for HEARTWOOD. Heartwood is a regional network that protects forests and supports community activism in the eastern United States through education, advocacy, and citizen empowerment. Lyon’s plays two shows for the event and the second show is in Paoli, Indiana. Last year he released a new album The Great Salish Sea and he has toured in 46 of the 50 American States.

We get to chat about “Cows With Guns” this song was was #1 for the year on Dr. Demento, #2 on the Australian Country charts, #1 in Seattle and spent six months on the Irish Top 40.

Also Lyons gives us the background on his song “Cane Toad Muster” and about his many visits to Australia.

SONGS
“Salmon Come Home”
“Cows With Guns”
“Cane Toad Muster”

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

Originally aired on May21st, 2015.

Firehouse Sessions – Jesse Lacy & Hilary Scott

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Jesse Lacy returns to the WFHB studio, this time he is joined by Hilary Scott, winner of the Folk/Americana Album Of The Year from The National Traditional Country Music Association.

SONGS
1. Pack of Dogs
2. Calls from Springfield
3. Like I Did

Brown County Day – Kade Puckett

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Kade Puckett joins us as part of our Spring Fund Drive special Brown County Day, performing live from the Pine Room Tavern in Nashville, IN!

Brown County Day – CPR

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CPR joins us as part of our Spring Fund Drive special Brown County Day, performing live from the Pine Room Tavern in Nashville, IN!

Brown County Day – Bartlett Foster Dutton

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Bartlett Foster Dutton joins us as part of our Spring Fund Drive special Brown County Day, performing live from the Pine Room Tavern in Nashville, IN!

Acoustic Roots Festival – May 23 – Tickets now available online!

WFHB is pleased to announce the lineup for the 8th annual WFHB Acoustic Roots Festival. Bloomington native and Americana favorite Austin Lucas will headline the event. His father, Bob Lucas, will perform prior to Austin’s set.

WFHB’s Acoustic Roots Festival, will be held on Saturday, May 23, hosted by Upland Brewing Company at 350 West 11th in Bloomington. Festival gates will open at 2:00pm, with music from 3pm-11pm.

WFHB’s Acoustic Roots Festival is a fundraiser for Bloomington Community Radio. The festival focuses on the rich heritage of American roots music and is a showcase for local and regional artists.

The full festival lineup also includes: Hogwire String Band,  Tim Grimm & Jan Lucas,  Rusted String Swindlers,  Mark & Misty and The Midnight Munchers,  Rikki Jean & the DWBs,  Chris Dollar, and The Jesse Lacy Trio.

Admission to WFHB’s Acoustic Roots Festival is $20.00 in advance and $25 at the gate, with all proceeds after expenses supporting WFHB. Children under 12 are free.

Advance tickets will be available at WFHB, Bloomingfoods, and Upland Brewing Company beginning Saturday, May 1.

Advance tickets are available now online at: www.showclix.com/event/WFHBAcousticRootsFestivalt

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