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Question of the Day: State of the Union

by Corny O'Connell

Hawaii became the 50th state on this date in 1959. So today we're looking for songs that mention any of the states. Put your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Thanks to listener Lisa for suggesting the Question of the Day.

Here's what we played:

John Prine "Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian"

John Gorka "I'm From New Jersey"

Lyle Lovett "That's Right (You're Not From Texas)"

Erin McKeown "Rhode Island is Famous for You" 

The Felice Brothers - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Through their gritty folk rock sound, The Felice Brothers have gained a steady and faithful following. They've released several albums and a half dozen mix tapes since their formation in 2006. The band recently released their fifth album, Favorite Waitress, and it is their most polished yet. It’s also their first album to be recorded and edited in an actual studio, as opposed to their previous work which they supposedly recorded in a converted chicken coop. The Felice Brothers recently stopped by Studio A to play some new songs, and James Felice also sat down with me to talk about the new record. We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of FUV Live.

Question of the Day: How Old?

by Corny O'Connell

"Four and twenty years ago I come into this life," sang Stephen Stills back when he was in his twenties. Can you think of other songs in which the singer's age is revealed? Leave your suggestions below. We'll spin a set after 9am. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter, unless you're a minor.

Here's what we played:

Simon & Garfunkel "Leaves That Are Green" 22

Billy Bragg "A New England" 22

Bo Diddley "Who Do You Love?" 22

The VanSaders "Everything We're Not" 22

James Bay - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

You may remember British singer-songwriter James Bay from our CMJ showcase last year. Back then, he’d just released his EP The Dark Of The Morning. Now he's on his second EP, Let it Go, and the songs continue in the same folk and blues tradition. While he was in New York earlier this summer, he stopped by Studio A to play us some of his new songs and to catch us up on what he's been up to. We’ll hear that performance and conversation during this episode of FUV Live.