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Nickel Creek - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Nickel Creek photo by Brantley Gutierrez

The “indefinite hiatus” of this talented trio has officially ended. Nickel Creek's new album A Dotted Line was released earlier this year and it marks 25 years since Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins started making music together. Chris, Sara and Sean spoke with host Darren DeVivo and performed a few live songs ahead of a big Beacon Theatre show this spring, and they'll continue the tour into the summer with stops at Celebrate Brooklyn and the Newport Folk Festival.

Amos Lee - FUV Live at Hill Country Live - 2013

by Carmel Holt
Amos Lee, photo by Laura Fedele

Amos Lee headed to Nashville to make his new album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, and the night before its release, he came to Hill Country Live to perform an FUV Live show for us. The full-band set featured most of the new tunes plus a couple of bonus songs, and the stories behind them ranged from amusing to poignant — especially when Amos explained the inspiration Levon Helm provided for the title track and life in general.

John Grant - FUV Live - 2013

by Russ Borris

In the early '90s, John Grant formed the Denver based group The Czars. The band enjoyed a fair amount of success and critical acclaim, but they never sold enough records to keep keep the project going, so the band eventually dissolved in the early 2000's.

John took some time off from music but came back to it a few years ago when he released his solo debut, Queen Of Denmark. He's now on his sophomore solo release, called Pale Green Ghosts. The album is deeply personal, delving into some very tough subjects but it never becomes overwhelming due in large part to the dark humor he infuses into the lyrics and the musicality of the songs.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Part of the shoegaze revival of the 21st century, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is led by singer and guitarist Kip Berman. On their new album, Days of Abandon, the band uses fewer electric guitars and focuses on a more acoustic approach. For this FUV Live session, the band performs a couple of their new songs live in Studio A and I talk with the ever so delightful Kip Berman about the new album and his thoughts on music in general.  We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this Alternate Side in Session.


First Listen Live with alt-J on FUV

by Russ Borris
alt-J photo by Gabriel Green

The British trio alt-J is set to release its new album, This Is All Yours, in the U.S. on September 23rd, and they're coming to New York City to premiere the new material in an exclusive First Listen Live on FUV and NPR Music on September 2nd at 9pm. (WFUV Members: Check the Member Line for your chance to win tickets).

Trigger Hippy - FUV Live - 2014

by Eric Holland

Founded by Black Crowes drummer, Steve Gorman, Trigger Hippy is a soul-infused rock band that features multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne, along with musicians Jackie Greene, Tom Bukovac, and Nick Govrik. Ahead of the September release date for their self-titled full length debut, Trigger Hippy stopped by Studio A to share some of their new songs and talk about the new record. We'll get the low down on how this band first came together and how this music will impact the musicians individually through their own solo careers.  We’ll hear that conversation and performance on this episode of FUV Live.


Kris Delmhorst - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Kris Delmhorst is a Brooklyn-born, Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter who has been raising her daughter with her husband, fellow folkie Jeffrey Foucault. She returned to NYC to record her first album in six years, Blood Test, and then came back to WFUV to play some songs from it and tell us how motherhood has affected her life and her art.

Jamestown Revival - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Childhood friends Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance have always shared a deep love of music, but it wasn't until they were in their 20s that they decided to really make a go of it. They left their small town on Magnolia, Texas and headed out to Austin where they settled down to focus on the craft of songwriting. A trip to the mountains of Utah also played a big part in inspiring the songs on their aptly titled full-length debut, Utah. We’ll hear the beautiful folk harmonies of Jamestown Revival as they perform live in Studio A and I'll talk to the band about their musical journey during this episode of FUV Live.

FREEMAN - FUV Live - 2014

by Russ Borris

Formerly known as "Gene Ween" from the legendary alt-rock band Ween, Aaron Freeman is now creating music using his real name. After spending time in rehab and finding inspiration following the disbandment of Ween, Aaron is back with a new band and album, FREEMAN. The name sets the tone for listeners to hear a more personal side from the artist but does not abandon the carefree and fun sound he is known for.