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FUV Live 15

by WFUV Staff

It's time to introduce our newest collection of live tracks from the WFUV studios, available exclusively to new and renewing WFUV Members.
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Rita Houston says: "There's something about Studio A that brings out the best in artists who visit WFUV. Maybe it's the vibe here, or our DJ's, or the quality of our equipment, or the competence of our engineers (many of whom are Fordham students). I know a lot of it comes from respect for the WFUV audience. Musicians know you are knowledgeable music fans with high standards." Many of these sessions have been captured on video, so you can experience more of what it's like here in person.

Preview samples of each track below.

FUV Live 15 Tracks

1 Ryan Adams - Lucky Now

Ryan Adams' bad boy behavior has often earned him as much attention as his gift for songwriting, but he's channeled the focus of several changes in his life into a beautiful album, 'Ashes & Fire.' Full Session [8/23/11]

2 Gary Clark Jr - Bright Lights

Austin, Texas newcomer Gary Clark, Jr. brought his 4 piece band to FUV for a searing studio session featuring songs from his EP 'The Bright Lights.' Full Session [12/14/11]

3 Heartless Bastards - Got to Have Rock and Roll

Another Austinite, Erika Wennerstrom, brings her band to rock their way through a Studio A session featuring tunes from their album 'Arrow.' Full Session [02/24/12]

4 Bonnie Raitt - Used to Rule The World

After a 7-year wait between studio albums, Bonnie Raitt came back with 'Slipstream.' She enlisted her longtime bandmates for it, and worked for the first time with Joe Henry. Recorded for FUV at MSR Studios in Manhattan. Full Session [04/13/12]

5 Dawes - Time Spent in Los Angeles

LA band Dawes followed up their impressive debut by performing with Robbie Robertson and Jackson Browne. They visited FUV again after their second album, 'Nothing Is Wrong,' for this acoustic duo performance from the Goldsmith brothers. Full Session [8/2/11]

6 Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit

Jonathan Wilson has a long list of producer credits, but do not miss his own quietly released album on which this song appears You can hear his own sound on 'Gentle Spirit,' and in this Studio A performance. Full Session [01/19/12]

7 Blitzen Trapper - Might Find it Cheap

Blitzen Trapper is based in Portland, Oregon, but their album 'American Goldwing' is steeped in the Southern classic rock tradition. Full Session [8/9/11]

8 Feist - Graveyard

Feist shines on this stark, dramatic performance from Studio A with her band featuring the trio Mountain Man. Full Session [10/5/11]

9 Ben Howard - The Wolves

British singer-songwriter and surfer Ben Howard wowed us with his debut album 'Every Kingdom' and with this masterful performance of "The Wolves." Full Session [4/2/12]

10 The Shins - Simple Song

The Shins' frontman James Mercer performs one perfect, simple song in Studio A. Full Session [01/24/12]

11 Beirut - East Harlem

Beirut frontman Zach Condon made his first album at home, but travel and a sense of place is a major influence on this album, 'The Rip Tide.' Full Session [08/26/11]

12 Beach House - Turtle Island

Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House has weaved a swirling existential spell across a handful of critically acclaimed releases. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally come to Studio A and treat us to a song from their 2008 album, 'Devotion.' Full Session [6/19/12]

13 Cold Specks - Blank Maps

As Cold Specks, Al Spx has developed a sound that channels the gospel greatness of Mahalia Jackson with the off-kilter blues of Tom Waits. Calling her sound "doom soul," she pairs chain gang rhythms with mesmerizing gothic indie-folk. Full Session [5/30/12]

14 Diego Garcia - You Were Never There

Diego Garcia, the former frontman of Elefant, used heartbreak as inspiration to write his solo album 'Laura' (who he did win back, eventually). Full Session [9/8//11]

15 Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me a Tale

UK sensation Michael Kiwanuka is fast on the rise here in the US thanks to his old-time, classic approach to folk. This was his first American radio performance. Full Session [12/8/11]

16 Glen Hansard - Love Don't Leave Me Waiting

Glen Hansard steps out from The Frames and The Swell Season with his first-ever solo album, 'Rhythm and Repose.' His increased time spent in New York City working on the Once theatrical production means return trips to FUV. Full Session [6/13/12]

17 Imelda May - Pulling the Rug

Irish rockabilly artist Imelda May took time from performing with Jeff Beck and opening for Wanda Jackson to catch up with us in Studio A with her full band, featuring her husband on impressive lead guitar. Full Session [01/26/12]

18 Dr Dog - Lonesome

Rootsy and fun-loving Philly band Dr. Dog filled up Studio A with their well-crafted songs and harmonies. Full Session [01/26/12]

19 Brendan Benson - Keep Me

Brendan Benson always has music on the brain and a killer lyric at the ready, and he's enjoying an interesting and varied career as co-founder of The Raconteurs, a prolific producer, and most recently, as head of his own label. His fifth solo album is 'What Kind of World.' Full Session [05/04/12]

20 Alabama Shakes - Rise to The Sun

Alabama Shakes hails from Athens, Alabama, soaked in the classic sounds of Muscle Shoals. Anchored by mesmerizing frontwoman Brittany Howard, they've taken the music world by storm with their gritty, soul-drenched grooves. Live Concert [04/11/12]