In the Studio: Shovels and Rope

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Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, collectively known as Shovels and Rope, dropped by the studio before their Waterfront Wednesday set to reveal a very direct musical connection their last album O’ Be Joyful has to Louisville.

In the Studio: Tim Easton

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Singer-songwriter Tim Easton came by the WFPK studio before his Waterfront Wednesday set for a couple of songs and a little chat.

In the Studio: Ben Sollee

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I had the chance to interview cellist and singer/songwriter Ben Sollee before his performance at WFPK Waterfront Wednesday. He played a brand new song for us called Steeples and reflected on how he came to be a cellist.

Members Only: Trampled By Turtles

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Trampled By Turtles came to town for Forecastle last weekend, but before they stopped by for a members-only show for the Four Roses Bourbon Brunch before they hit the festival on Sunday.

In the Studio: Boy & Bear

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Australian folk rockers Boy & Bear came by the studio before their appearance at Forecastle over the weekend for a chat with Laura and a couple of songs.

In the Studio: The Secret Sisters

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Laura and Lydia Rogers are The Secret Sisters with a new album produced by T-Bone Burnett called Put Your Needle Down. Their harmonies are reminiscent of early Everly Brothers who happen to be an influence of theirs. In this interview and performance, they talk about how they went from being casual singers and music lovers in their hometown of Florence, Alabama to touring with Paul Simon and being given a song to finish by Bob Dylan. Their trajectory has been remarkable in a very short amount of time!