Live Sessions

First Aid Kit unveil The Lion’s Roar [Dear god, you must listen to this]

October 13, 2011

Swedish sibling folk rock act, First Aid Kit, are releasing their second album entitled The Lion’s Roar on January 24th, 2012. I fell in love with their debut, The Big Black and The Blue, and was blown away by their vocals in our live session. Keep this between us, but I was secretly very nervous […]

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Other Lives, Live Session #94

October 12, 2011

Other Lives released their sophomore album, Tamer Animals, earlier this year. It’s not one of those albums that was created spontaneously in one session. The band spent 14 months crafting the arrangements and placing all the right sounds in all the right parts. Lead singer Jesse Tabish was quoted as saying ““There’s nothing like, ‘Hey, […]

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Joe Pug, Live Session #92

August 24, 2011

Joe Pug released his first EP around the same time folks started noticing this music blog. I vividly remember the day Nation of Heat arrived by mail and how my jaw slowly dropped as I listened to Pug’s songwriting. Music blogging is a labor of love and musicians like Pug are the reason we continue […]

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The Wilderness of Manitoba, Live Session # 91

August 18, 2011

Canada is secretly conspiring to take over the United States in the Folk/Americana music category. The Wilderness of Manitoba are a chamber folk quintet from Toronto comprised of multi-instrumentalist and vocalists.  We fell in love with the band’s latest album, When You Left The Fire, with its lush ambiance and warm four-part harmonies. Their communal […]

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The Moondoggies, Live Session #89

June 12, 2011

I first met The Moondoggies at Slims in San Francisco back in 2008. They made a trip down from their hometown of Seattle to play a few select dates in Northern California. I was a huge fan of their debut album, Don’t Be A Stranger, at the time and asked them if they had any […]

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Damien Jurado tweets that this version of “Ohio” is better than his own.

April 8, 2011

I spoke with Tim (aka Strand of Oaks) after his set at The Earl in Atlanta the other night, and he was on top of the world. Damien Jurado recently took notice of our Strand of Oaks session and tweeted to his followers that the Strand Of Oaks cover of  “Ohio” was better than his […]

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Strand Of Oaks, Live Session #86

March 29, 2011

It’s been great to watch Strand Of Oaks (Tim Showalter) gain in popularity over the past couple years. It’s been a very organic, word-of-mouth process, but it he’s still indie music’s best kept secret. His passion is rivaled by that of his fans and his genuineness further endears him to those that love his music. […]

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First Aid Kit, Live Session #85

March 15, 2011

First Aid Kit are giving me goosebumps. “Ghost Town” was one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite discoveries of 2010 and hearing the live session version gave me chills all over. Their debut album, The Big Black And The Blue, turned all sorts of heads in the States and overseas. While I […]

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The Infamous Stringdusters, Grammy Nominated, Live Session #84

February 11, 2011

The Infamous Stringdusters received their first ever Grammy nomination for their song “Magic #9” in the Best Country Instrumental Performance category. It’s probably safe to say that this live session features the best musicians we’ve ever had in the studio. For those unfamiliar with the band, they hail from Nashville and include session musicians who […]

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The Deep Dark Woods – Under The Covers, Live Session #82

January 4, 2011

In a conversation with The Deep Dark Woods last year (after many tall cans of beer) I mistakenly referred to their hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as “Saskatchatoon.” It may be the only time Ive seen the band without smiles on their faces. But, like any good drinkers, they have much respect for the drunken slur […]

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