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FUV Vault: Live Concerts

Listen on demand in the WFUV Media Player. Shows listed alphabetically by first name.

Everest at Bowery Electric - Live Concert - 2012

Finishing up their NYC residency as FUV's 'House Band' for Public Radio Music Month, Everest performs an FUV Live show at Bowery Electric, featuring their entire forthcoming album 'Ownerless' and a favorite they hope will make you dance. [recorded: 04/26/12]

Everest at Rockwood Music Hall - Live Concert - 2012

Our 'Public Radio Music Month' house band, Everest, takes the stage and turns up the volume at Rockwood Music Hall, to perform songs from its forthcoming album, 'Ownerless', and talk with FUV's Dennis Elsas. [recorded: 04/17/12]

Gary Clark, Jr. - Live at SXSW - 2012

Austin's hometown-guy-who-exploded-this-year, Gary Clark, Jr., kicked off the WFUV Showcase at SXSW 2012. We've been fans for a long time (Words & Music 2012 - Words & Music 2011), and it's amazing to see people lining up to see more of him, and not just the blues aficionados.

He filled the room as a solo performer, doing three acoustic songs with amazing guitar solos. He's such a natural that he swept into the room at 11:56am for a 12 noon start (didn't we just say he was really in demand?) after a night of playing out at Willie Nelson's ranch.

It was the perfect way to celebrate being in the music capital of the world, also home to the second band in the showcase, Shearwater.

Set list:


  • When The Sun Goes Down
  • When My Train Pulls In
  • Bright Lights

Gomez - Live Concert - 2011

Out with their new album 'Whatever's On Your Mind,' Gomez performs an FUV Live show at City Winery, hosted by Rita Houston. [07/13/2011]

Hill Country Revue- Live Concert- 2009

Hill Country Revue plugs in the washboard to perform songs from the band's debut album 'Make A Move' in a special 'FUV Live show hosted by Darren DeVivo at City Winery in NYC. [5/26/09]

Holiday Cheer for FUV - FUV Live - 2014

Guided by Conor Oberst, this year’s sold-out Holiday Cheer for FUV offered warmth and celebration courtesy of Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson.

Conor and his bandmates opened with "Lenders in the Temple," followed by The Lone Bellow; the trio focused on songs from their next album, Then Came The Morning. Armed with an acoustic guitar, Laura Marling fiercely delivered two songs, including "Strange" from her forthcoming release, Short Movie. The Felice Brothers brought a summertime vibe to their set, joined by Oberst and trumpeter Nate Walcott on "Wonderful Life."

After a break, the coolly observant Suzanne Vega, joined by guitarist Gerry Leonard, played two songs from 2014’s Tales from the Realm of the Queen of the Pentacles. Jonathan Wilson and his band unleashed a 12-minute jam, "Valley of the Silver Moon." Natalie Merchant’s thoughtful quartet of songs included a cover, “Weeping Pilgrim,” featuring Oberst and fiddler Greg Farley of The Felice Brothers. Conor Oberst closed out the night, diving into Bright Eyes’ "Landlocked Blues," and songs from Upside Down Mountain. Oberst and Suzanne Vega dueted on Vega's own "Headshots" and The Felice Brothers returned for a rollicking cover of John Prine's "Pretty Good."

The show closed with John Fogarty's powerful anthem "Have You Ever Seen The Rain." Oberst, flanked by Merchant, Vega, Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers, Wilson, Williams and Walcott, compelled every single person in the audience to sing along, their voices raising the rafters of the Beacon Theatre. Read the full recap of the show.

Listen to all of Holiday Cheer for FUV: Live from The Beacon Theatre below and check out photos from the evening. Or, listen to individual performances from each of this year's Holiday Cheer artists:

Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and The Beacon Theatre.

Holiday Cheer for FUV - Live Concert - 2013

This year's Holiday Cheer for FUV: Live from The Beacon Theatre featured Iron & Wine and Friends, and the line-up of artists truly shared the stage.

Iron & Wine reunited with Calexico — who set a new house band standard. Nick Lowe led us all in "Cruel To Be Kind" and songs from his new holiday album. Glen Hansard added a couple of surprises: inviting his friend Moji up from the audience to sing with him, and bringing some Bruce to the evening with a cover of "Drive All Night." Add the talents of Kathleen Edwards, Beth Orton and Amos Lee to the list too, and of course, that incredible version of "Fairytale of New York."

Also sharing in the evening was a sold-out Beacon Theatre crowd of happy music fans, so big thanks to everyone who made the show possible, and to all who came out to support FUV.

Read: Jon Pareles review in The New York Times

[recorded: 12/10/13]

Special thanks to Fairway Market and to MSG Entertainment and The Beacon Theatre.

Funding for WFUV's ongoing coverage of live concerts and festivals comes from The Agnes Varis Trust, supporting affordable access to the arts, education and healthcare.


Holiday Cheer for WFUV - Live Concert - 2012

It was an incredible night of music, where fans of FUV came together to support the station and each other, and fans of great songs had plenty of moments to savor. Now you can look back—and listen—to Holiday Cheer for WFUV: Live from The Beacon Theatre. Hear the complete show below, read a recap, and also check out individual sets from each artist: Lake Street Dive, Shelby Lynne, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin and Lucinda Williams.

[recorded: 12/05/12]

Special thanks to Fairway Market and to MSG Entertainment and The Beacon Theatre.

Holiday Cheer- Live Concert- 2008 Part 1

It's the 2008 edition of our annual Holiday Cheer for 'FUV at The Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Part 1: The Felice Brothers on stage, and in an interview with Claudia Marshall. [12/2/08]

Holiday Cheer- Live Concert- 2008 Part 2

It's the 2008 edition of our annual Holiday Cheer for 'FUV at The Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Part 2: Dar Williams on stage, and in an interview with Darren DeVivo. [12/2/08]

Holiday Cheer- Live Concert- 2008 Part 3

It's the 2008 edition of our annual Holiday Cheer for 'FUV at The Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Part 3: James Hunter on stage, and in an interview with Corny O'Connell. [12/2/08]

Indians at CMJ - Live Concert - 2012

Copenhagen's Søren Løkke Juul, who goes by the moniker Indians, recently signed to 4AD after releasing a spate of well-received singles. His debut album, Somewhere Else, is due on January 29 (January 28 in the UK/EU) and his solo appearance at WFUV and The Alternate Side's CMJ showcase was an early tease: Indians, the full band version, will join Other Lives for a 38-date North American tour beginning in late October.

Juul's Tuesday night set at the Living Room, his first of only three CMJ shows, was a harbinger of very good things to come. He was a mesmerizing presence, accompanying himself — and his strong, clear voice — with keyboads, loops and acoustic guitar for introspectively-drawn, elegant songs like "I Am Haunted." There is a stately, dreamy pace to the songs from Somewhere Else — an apt title for a beguiling, expansive collection of songs. Astonishingly, Juul has only been playing live since last February.

Discover more about Indians here; Juul and his band play Bowery Ballroom on November 28 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 29.

See complete coverage of WFUV and The Alternate Side's 2012 CMJ Music Marathon showcase here, supported by TuneIn. Listen to the world.

[recorded: 10/16/12]

Indigo Girls- Live Concert- 2004

Rita Houston hosts a special live performance with Indigo Girls, from the Museum of Television and Radio in NYC. (March 11, 2004)

Indigo Girls- Live Concert- 2009

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls perform some old favorites and new material from the album 'Poseidon and the Bitter Bug' in a special 'FUV Live show hosted by Rita Houston at The Living Room in NYC. [3/26/09]

Iris DeMent - Live Concert - 2012

Iris DeMent is set to release her first album in 16 years, called Sing The Delta, on October 2nd, but she treated us to a live preview of a few of the new songs in an FUV Live show at The Living Room. She also spoke with me about the wait between albums, where the Delta factors into the sound and spirit of her songs, and why she and husband, Greg Brown, keep their songwriting separate.

[recorded: 09/06/12]

James Hunter- Live Concert- 2008

Soul man James Hunter tears it up live at The Living Room in NYC during an 'FUV Live show hosted by Claudia Marshall. [6/5/08]

James Maddock- Live Concert- 2010

It's FUV Live at City Winery with James Maddock, as he performs songs from his latest album 'Sunrise on Avenue C' and a few faves from his band days in Wood. Dennis Elsas hosts. [4/5/10]

James Maddock- Live Concert- 2010 #2

To celebrate the release of his new live album 'Live At the Rockwood Music Hall,' James Maddock treats a crowd of FUV Marquee Members to a special FUV Live show at The Rockwood Music Hall, hosted by Darren DeVivo. [11/23/10]

JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound - Live Concert - 2012

Chicago soulman/showman JC Brooks takes the stage of Rockwood Music Hall with his band The Uptown Sound for an FUV Live show featuring tunes from their album, Want More, and some very impressive moves.

[recorded: 07/16/12]

JD McPherson - Live Concert - 2012

JD McPherson was raised on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma and hit stylistic pay dirt when he found some 1950s rock 45s in the discard bin at a local record store. Now the former punk rocker has a dynamite debut album of R&B-tinged rockabilly, called 'Signs and Signifiers,' and JD and his band recently performed a shredding FUV Live set for us at Rockwood Music Hall, hosted by Rita Houston. [recorded: 07/06/12]

Jesse Harris - Live Concerts - 2011

After 10 albums, NYC music mainstay Jesse Harris is gearing up for a new one, but took some time to play a mix of old and new songs during an FUV Live show at Electric Lady Studios, hosted by Rita Houston. [7/11/11]

Jimmy Cliff - Live Concert - 2012

Jimmy Cliff kicked off this summer's Celebrate Brooklyn playing to a crowd of over 10,000 in Prospect Park. The reggae legend sang hits from his classic album The Harder they Come, along with an assortment of covers and new songs from his new Sacred Fire EP.

Set List

  • "You Can Get It If You Really Want"
  • "Ruby Soho"
  • "Treat the Youths Right Medley"
  • "Wild World"
  • "Rebel Rebel"
  • "Save Our Planet Earth"
  • "Afghanistan"
  • "World Upside Down"
  • "King of Kings/Miss Jamaica Medley"
  • "Many Rivers to Cross"
  • "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah"
  • "I Can See Clearly Now"
  • "Bongo Man/Rivers of Babylon"
  • "One More"
  • "The Harder They Come"
  • "Sitting In Limbo"
  • "Wonderful World, Beautiful People"

Joan Osborne- Live Concert- 2008

Joan Osborne celebrates the release of her new album 'Little Wild One' with an FUV Live concert at The Cutting Room in New York City, hosted by Claudia Marshall. [8/5/08]

John Hiatt- Live Concert- 2001

An 'FUV Live concert from the former Museum and Television and Radio in NYC with John Hiatt and The Goners, hosted by Claudia Marshall in November 2001.

Jonathan Wilson - Holiday Cheer for FUV - 2014

A shaggy-haired troubador who mines the rich Laurel Canyon sound of the late '60s and '70s, Jonathan Wilson was aboard 2014's Holiday Cheer for FUV with Conor Oberst and Friends not only as a solo artist, but as part of Conor's band. Wilson, who produced Conor's 2014 album Upside Down Mountain, has produced records for Father John Misty and many others, and in 2013 released his very own second solo album, Fanfare, on Bella Union. We are so pleased that Jonathan Wilson was onstage for Holiday Cheer at the Beacon Theatre with his longtime friend Conor Oberst, as well as Natalie Merchant, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow and The Felice Brothers.

A North Carolina native and former member of the band Muscadine, Jonathan has toured with Bright Eyes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne, Dawes and more. The owner of his own Laurel Canyon recording facility, Fivestar Studios, he's in demand as a producer (Dawes, Father John Misty, Roy Harper, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) and even as a maker of custom guitars for the likes of Maroon 5 and Aerosmith.

In fact, Wilson and the Black Crowes' Chris Robinston's famous "jams"—a starry network of friends and collaborative acquaintances tucked away in Wilson's Laurel Canyon refuge—are widely acknowledged for resurrecting L.A.'s own folk rock revival, attracting folks like Wilco's Pat Sansone and and John Stirrat, Vetiver's Andy Cabic, Johnathan Rice and Jenny Lewis. A 2012 article in Rolling Stone profiled Wilson's house of "hippie rockers."

There was a wealth of musical history fueling Jonathan Wilson when he played Holiday Cheer for FUV 2014, accompanying Conor Oberst throughout the night. Wilson's own set focused on a single song: a psychedelic, 12-minute jam of "Valley of the Silver Moon" from his 2011 debut album, Gentle Spirit.

Hear Jonathan's performance below, or read a full show recap and listen to all of Holiday Cheer for FUV: Live from The Beacon Theatre. You can also hear individual performances from the rest of this year's Holiday Cheer line-up:

Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and The Beacon Theatre.

Joseph Arthur - Live Concert - 2011

Joseph Arthur talks with host Rita Houston and perform songs from his new solo album 'The Graduation Ceremony,' in an FUV Live show recorded at MSR Studios in New York City. [06/03/2011]

Josh Ritter- Live Concert- 2005

Claudia Marshall hosts this special City Folk Live broadcast with Josh Ritter, live from the Cutting Room in Manhattan. (June 6, 2005)

Josh Ritter- Live Concert- 2006

Josh Ritter ran the New York City Marathon for WFUV on November 5, 2006 and followed up that performance with a musical one. This one-hour acoustic show was performed for an appreciative audience of 'FUV Members at the Cutting Room in Manhattan that very evening.

Josh Rouse- Live Concert- 2007

Josh Rouse performs material from his latest album Country Mouse, City House and a few favorites during a City Folk Live concert hosted by Claudia Marshall. Recorded in July '07 at Bennett Studios in New Jersey. [7/31/07]

Kathleen Edwards - Live Concert - 2012

Kathleen Edwards performs songs from her new album 'Voyageur' (and an older fan fave) in an FUV Live show at Tarrytown Music Hall, hosted by Rita Houston. [recorded: 01/16/12]

Keane- Live Concert- 2010

The piano-laced rockers Keane came over from the UK to play some songs off their EP, 'Night Train,' at an FUV live concert. (8/2/10)

Keb' Mo'- Live Concert- 2004

Bluesman Keb' Mo' in an exclusive concert for WFUV Members at Gibson Guitar Studios, recorded January 29, 2004.

KT Tunstall - Live Concert - 2013

It was a full circle night in New York City. We have been fans of KT Tunstall since she made her very first U.S. radio appearance on WFUV in 2005, shortly after her debut, Eye To The Telescope, was released. Now set to release her fifth album — a stunningly beautiful and personal collection titled Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon — KT came back for another FUV Live set, but this time in the room where she played her first New York City gig: The Living Room on the Lower East Side. She said it was the first time she’d been back there since that first gig — understandable, given how quickly she rose to fame.

It was a gorgeous and intimate performance of songs from the forthcoming album (out on August 6th on Blue Note Records) complete with stories of her journey of the last few years — both figurative and literal — that brought her to the desert of Tucson, Arizona to record with alt-country hero, Howe Gelb (Giant Sand). We were treated to six new tunes, her famous song about a horse in a desert, and an unexpected Don Henley cover thrown in for good measure.

[recorded: 06/03/13]

Funding for WFUV's ongoing coverage of live concerts and festivals comes from The Agnes Varis Trust, supporting affordable access to the arts, education and healthcare.

KT Tunstall and Raul Midon- Live Concert- 2005

Rita Houston welcomes two artists who take the singer-songwriter genre to new levels: UK newcomer KT Tunstall and soulful guitarist Raul Midon, in performance at Fordham University. [11/10/05]

Kurt Elling- Words and Music- 2011

Kurt Elling didn't get into jazz until he was in college, but when he fell, he fell hard-and since then he's done pretty well for himself, even winning a Grammy. Kurt's new album is The Gate, and it's full of covers of pop songs as well as some jazz standards. Kurt played a show for an audience of 'FUV members, and talked with Rita Houston. [1/13/11]

Lake Street Dive at Holiday Cheer for WFUV - Live Concert - 2012

FUV is all about supporting new artists, and if you'd heard Lake Street Dive on FUV or seen video of their Kevin Bacon-approved cover of "I Want You Back," you knew we were in for quite a kick-off at this year's Holiday Cheer for FUV. If you didn't know the Brooklyn-via-Boston band before that night, well, they took full advantage of the biggest stage they'd ever played and won over a whole new crop of music fans.

Check out Lake Street Dive's backstage interview with FUV's Russ Borris here, and listen to all of Holiday Cheer for WFUV: Live from The Beacon Theatre, online anytime.

Special thanks to Fairway Market and to MSG Entertainment and The Beacon Theatre.