We had a delightful visit with banjo-playing, husband-and-wife duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn before their show at WFPK Waterfront Wednesday. They talked about how they first got together, why after so many years pursuing their solo careers they are now playing as a family, and their plans for even more banjos to add to their already huge collection. They also played a couple of songs for us too!
Pokey LaFarge and his 7 piece band thrilled the Waterfront Wednesday crowd with their wonderful music and performance. Before the show, Pokey came by our studio to talk about his new record Something In The Water and about a documentary on American music he’s to be a part of.
All Your Favorite Bands is the excellent new album from Dawes. Before their sold out show at Headliners on June 9, they did a members only show for WFPK listeners.
DJ Matt Anthony recently had the Wisconsin band Phox in the studio to perform a couple of songs for us.
Hurray for The Riff Raff is a folk band fronted by singer/songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra. Her story is as interesting as the music they play. Recently, she was asked to write an article for American Songwriter Magazine for their “Blue Issue” about the women of the Blues genre. We talk about that, her music and her story plus she and her band play a couple of songs for us too.
Ben Thornewill, Tommy Siegel and Jesse Kristin are Jukebox The Ghost, a band that’s been together for almost a decade now. Ben’s piano playing dominates their sound most of the time except when they can’t fit a grand piano into our small studio. In this case, Tommy took the lead on his guitar for their in-studio performance before hitting the stage at May’s Waterfront Wednesday.