Nickel Creek - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Nickel Creek photo by Brantley Gutierrez

The “indefinite hiatus” of this talented trio has officially ended – both to celebrate the new album, A Dotted Line, and to mark 25 years since Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins started making music together. Ahead of their Beacon Theatre show next week, they talked with me about this latest album and performed a few of the new songs live.

Judith Owen - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Judith Owen is a vivacious, Welsh-born singer-songwriter, who, as a young woman in the UK, was drawn to the '70s Southern California sound of Carole King and James Taylor. She recorded her new CD, "Ebb and Flow," with some of the musicians who backed JT and Carole in the studio, and when she came back to WFUV, she brought along three of them - Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Waddy Wachtel - for a truly special session in Studio A.

Question of the Day: Earth Day

by Corny O'Connell

It's Earth Day, a day to be mindful of our environment and to take action to protect it. What song would you like to hear for Earth Day? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Mayall "Nature's Disappearing"

The Beatles "Mother Nature's Son"

Bruce Cockburn "If a Tree Falls"

Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World"