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Check out recent live studio sessions along with remote concerts. Can't find what you're looking for? View the complete archives.

Slow Club - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor have blossomed as artists over the course of three strong—and very different—albums. The Sheffield-bred, London-based duo found their foothold as a genial, quirky folk act with a cheeky sense of humor on their 2009 debut, Yeah So. But by 2011's Paradise, Slow Club had confidently evolved, drifting from a simple folksy narrative towards darker, more layered pop. Taylor and Watson each claimed their own individual songs and stories, with Taylor finding her stride as a vocal powerhouse. Their latest, third album, Complete Surrender, is yet another beautiful progression, as the pair step into yearning dance tracks ("Complete Surrender"), stunning ballads ("Dependable People and Things That I'm Sure Of") and brassy Northern soul ("The Pieces"). Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor made their way to the Bronx for a Studio A session and conversation, discussing heartbreak, pop music, friendship and their own complicated—but fruitful—collaboration.

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.

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.

Julie Gold - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Grammy-winning songwriter Julie Gold is working on a book whose working title is: God, Cats, And A Vandalized Car . . . I Am Gathering Stories.  For the very first time anywhere she reads stories from this work-in-progress  -- stories about Nanci Griffith, John Lennon, Robert F. Kennedy, Dion, and David Sanborn -- stories that WFUV listeners will love.

Benjamin Booker - FUV Live - 2014

by Russ Borris

This New Orleans-based musician is a classic case of an old soul in a young body. Though he is only 25, Benjamin Booker's music conjures the gospel and blues of the South. Blind Willie Johnson is a major influence on Booker, but you can also hear a modern punk influence in his music as well. His self-titled debut album is out today and we've made it our New Dig this week. We also invited Booker to come in to Studio A to play us some of his songs and talk about his musical journey.  We’ll hear that performance and conversation on this episode of FUV Live.