We recently spoke with singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile about everything from a new album in the works to meeting President Obama to what she’d like to do in the future. She recently performed at WFPK’s Rock ‘n’ Stroll at the Iroquois Amphitheater to help raise funds for Louisville Public Media.
Irish folktronica duo The Guggenheim Grotto swung by the performance studio last week for Live Lunch, captivating the crowd with their acoustic guitar and bleeps and bloops.
Singer/songwriter Josh Rouse has a new album called The Happiness Waltz. It was nice of him to come by after just getting off the plane from Spain and do a couple of songs for us.
Paul Thorn is a great musician and a good friend of WFPK. In town for a recent gig, he came by the studio and played a couple of songs and talked about Spam sandwiches, the Rapture, an accident involving cake and when his new album might be out.
Jason Isbell’s new Southeastern LP is out next week. He stopped by the WFPK performance studio for Live Lunch before his show with Paul Thorn at the Iroquois Ampitheater to play some stuff from the new record, as well as plenty of familiar songs from his catalog.
James McCartney, musician and son of Paul McCartney, has a new album called Me. Even with a heavy tour schedule, he found a little time to stop by WFPK and perform a couple of songs for us.
John Fullbright is one of the best and brightest musicians I’ve ever seen. Music oozes from every pore of his being. He reminds me of a young Leon Russell in his piano playing and style but then also has an Elvis Presley swagger when he plays guitar. He is old school and new school, bearing the roots of rock and roll and merging a sometimes Dylanesque style into something completely his own.
His Grammy-nominated album is called From the Ground Up. You can hear him live here with only a guitar and his amazing harmonica. But if you ever get the chance to see him live, don’t miss it!
The English singing sisters The Staves were here for May’s Waterfront Wednesday. The trio performed a couple of songs live from their new release called Dead & Born & Grown.