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.
The South African rock band Civil Twilight was here recently for our May Waterfront Wednesday show. They performed a couple of stripped down versions of songs for us that also appear on their new album Story of An Immigrant.
John Timmons got on the phone with TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton (a former Louisvillian!) in anticipation of their show tonight at the Mercury Ballroom. Here is their conversation and Jaleel’s guest DJ set:
Alejandro Rose-Garcia is better known as Shakey Graves who performed at our April Waterfront Wednesday show and rocked the house with his rootsy footstompin’ songs. He did a much quieter and acoustic set for us in our studio plus a little conversation.
Laura spoke with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard about the band’s new album, Kintsugi, for our special fundraising edition of Live Lunch.