Milton - FUV Live - 2014

by Corny O'Connell

This soulful New York City-based musician has been writing songs ever since he was knee high to a grasshopper. His lyrics are witty and poetic and are delivered with a charming earnestness. After three albums with three different labels, he’s released his latest one independently with the help of Pledge Music. It's called The Lady at the Bottom of the Hill, and Milton stopped by Studio A to play us some of the new tunes and to talk with me about the making of the record.

Dum Dum Girls - FUV Live - 2014

by Russ Borris

Dee Dee Penny leads this New York-via-LA band into dark but shimmering pop territory. On their latest release, Too True, the band worked with producer and songwriter Richard Gottehrer, known for penning the classic songs "My Boyfriend's Back," "Hang On Sloopy" and "I Want Candy" among others. They also brought in The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner to work on the new songs. The new album is already one of the standouts of the year so far, so we were really pleased that Dee Dee and the band stopped by Studio A to play us some of the new material.

David Wilcox - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
David Wilcox has been one of the leading voices of contemporary folk for more than 25 years, with a repertoire of smart and sensitive songs. He returned to the Sunday Breakfast for a relaxed and wide ranging conversation about his travels, his songwriting, and social change, along with performances of three songs from his new album, "Blaze."

Question of the Day: Ukulele

by Corny O'Connell

Wendy from Highland Park (WFUV listener & ukulele player) suggested we feature her favorite instrument for the WFUV Question of the Day. Lately the ukulele has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity since the days of Tiny Tim and Arthur Godfrey. What are your favorite tracks that feature the uke? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

George Harrison "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"

Ingrid Michaelson "Be OK"

Eddie Vedder "Longing to Belong"