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Robby Hecht - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Robby Hecht is one of the rare Nashville-based artists who's actually a Tennessee native. Though he's a low-key kind of guy, he's had a number of collaborations with his fellow Nashville songwriters - most notably with Amy Speace on "The Sea and the Shore." She recorded the song with John Fullbright, but Robby gave us his own solo version, plus a couple of other originals, in this conversation for the Sunday Breakfast.

Question of the Day: Movie Mentions

by Corny O'Connell

On Ray LaMontagne's latest, Supernova, he sings, "I wanna be Brando in The Wild One" - a reference to the 1953 film starring Marlon Brando as the leader of a motorcycle gang. There are a lot of songs that mention actors, but how many can you name that reference particular movies? List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Thanks to Gordon from Brooklyn for suggesting this WFUV Question of the Day.

Here's what we played:

FUV's New Dig: Strand of Oaks

by Darren DeVivo

Heal
Strand Of Oaks
Dead Oceans Records


Strand of Oaks is Timothy Showalter, a songwriter and musician who hails from Goshen, Indiana, a small city not far from South Bend. His latest album is an autobiographical study of self-examination and healing. It documents Showalter's effort to assess his life, identify the undesirable, and will himself towards change for the better.

Strand of Oaks - FUV Live - 2014

by Russ Borris

Tim Showalter is the mastermind behind the Philly-based band Strand of Oaks, and his latest album, Heal, is his most personal yet and it is our New Dig this week. Through the songs, he takes listeners on a journey into his past, to a time when he was singing Smashing Pumpkins songs to himself in his basement and rifling through his parents' record collection. It’s an album about falling in love with music. During a recent visit to Studio A, Tim talked with me about his favorite artists, from Black Sabbath to Phosphorescent. He also played some of his new songs for us live with his band, and we’ll hear that conversation and performance on this episode of FUV Live.