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Hiss Golden Messenger - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Hiss Golden Messenger is an alternative-folk duo comprised of North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor and Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Scott Hirsch. The pair’s history of collaboration can be traced back almost two decades, and the strength of their bond is ever present on the duo’s fifth album, Lateness of Dancers. The new album was recorded in a tin roof barn outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina. Taylor handled the main songwriting duties as Hirsch oversaw production and provided bass, mandolin, and pedal steel for the album.

The Duhks - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

The Duhks are a critically acclaimed Canadian string band, who bring together a world of influences, including Appalachian, Celtic, and Cajun music, to their diverse mix. Formed in 2002 in Winnipeg by banjo player Leonard Podolak, they went on hiatus in 2010, but returned with a new album, Beyond the Blue, this year. Leonard and the current lineup, which includes original singer Jessee Havey, made their first visit to WFUV in six years for this session for the Sunday Breakfast.

Islands - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

After the dissolution of The Unicorns in 2004, members Nicholas Thorburn and Jamie Thompson formed the new band Islands a year later. Since then the band has gone through several musical and line-up changes, with the only constant being Nicholas Thorburn. Ski Mask is the fifth full-length album from Islands, and Thorburn describes it as, “a summation of Islands, everything we’ve ever done distilled into one record. It's basically an essential introduction to Islands—it's everything we've ever been about." The band stopped by Studio A to perform some songs from Ski Mask and you can check those out here.

Question of the Day: Whatever Happened to...?

by Corny O'Connell

From time to time you may hear an artist or band that get's you to wondering, "Whatever happened to...?" You haven't heard anything new from them in a while and you can't remember the last time they were around to perform. We're not looking for the answers. Just give us someone who seems to have dropped off the radar. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Stop Your Fussin'" - Toni Childs

"Give Me One Reason" - Tracy Chapman