Sturgill Simpson is not your typical honky-tonk-get-drunk-break-your-heart country songwriter. In fact he blends psychedelia and quantum physics into his songs along with twangy guitars and his deep baritone voice reminiscent of Waylon and Johnny. His newest album is called Metamodern Sounds of Country Music.
The Watson Twins, Chandra and Leigh, stopped by the studio before heading over to the Clifton Center for Winter Wednesday this week. They discussed their recent relocation from LA to Nashville as well as the recording process involved in their latest album, Pioneer Lane.
While Brooklyn rockers The Hold Steady were in town for a show, they stopped by the studio to play a couple of songs and talk about their upcoming album, Teeth Dreams.
Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez are the singing duo Johnnyswim. Their star is on the rise with their forthcoming full length album coming out soon that features their great harmonies and obvious chemistry with one another. Recently in town as part of the Communion showcase, they stopped by the studio and sang a couple of songs for us and talked about their lives as a couple and as musicians.
Randall Bramblett is playing Jim Porters tonight, but he and his band stopped by the studio for Live Lunch first.
Before their outstanding Winter Wednesday show at the Clifton Center, The Wood Brothers brought their harmonies, humor and a “shuitar” to the WFPK studio. Here is the in-studio session and some photos from Winter Wednesday.