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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.

Natalie Merchant - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt
Natalie Merchant photo by Dan Winters

Natalie Merchant's sixth solo album is her first record of original lyrics and music in thirteen years, but she certainly hasn't been resting on her laurels. Since her album Motherland, Natalie has released a double album of adapted poetry called Leave Your Sleep as well as an album of traditional folk songs called The House Carpenter’s Daughter. She has also been very involved in the anti-fracking fight, made a movie about domestic violence, worked with the NY State Council on the Arts and had a child. All the while, she was collecting songs for her new self-titled release.

Bob Mould - FUV Live - 2014

by Russ Borris

Bon Mould is considered one of the most influential songwriters of the past few decades, and the music he made with with Hüsker Dü and Sugar inspired bands like The Pixies and Nirvana. On June 3rd of this year, Mould returned with his 10th solo album, Beauty & Ruin, and the energetic yet melancholy songs feature universal subject matter from loss to acceptance. Mould recently stopped by Studio A to play some of the new material, and he spoke with me about his songwriting process and his methods of maintaining longevity in the music business.

Mary Fahl - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Blessed with "a voice for the gods," Rockland County native Mary Fahl came to fame in the 1990's as the lead singer of the art rock band, the October Project. Although she parted ways with them nearly two decades ago, she acknowledges how that period shaped her as a performer, and she still performs some of their songs, along with her originals and covers. In this Sunday Breakfast session we get to hear her sublime singing, backed by a first-rate band.

Lyla Foy - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

When Lyla Foy released her debut EP, Shoestring, she did so using the moniker WALL, still uncertain of attaching a solo identity to still-nascent songs like her 2012 breakout single "No Secrets." However, as Foy began recording her debut album for Sub Pop, the London-based songwriter and producer finally shed the protective fortress of WALL and embraced her own name. Her full length debut, Mirrors the Sky, is a sensitive and stirring excursion through stormy relationships, showcasing Foy's dreamy vocals. Most recently she's been on the road supporting Sharon Van Etten and Phosphorescent. Earlier this spring, Lyla Foy made her way to FUV for a conversation and a session, performing her most recent single "Honeymoon."

Lucinda Williams - FUV Live at Clearwater - 2014

by Rita Houston
Photo by Gus Philippas

Americana's pre-eminent songwriter has fused country, rock and roots sounds into a career of beloved, Grammy-winning music. The badass poet of Lake Charles, Louisiana has appeared all over the world, and we were lucky to catch Lucinda Williams in the relatively intimate Clearwater world.