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Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Paul Cavalconte, and Noah Hunt (photo by Lorraine Caruso for FUV)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt: Cavalcade Q&A

February 04, 2024|Paul Cavalconte
A conversation with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and singer Noah Hunt.
Don McGee and Rex Fowler (photo by Gus Philippas for FUV)

Mixed Bag Q&A: Rex Fowler

January 20, 2024|Don McGee
Don McGee welcomes Aztec Two-Step's Rex Fowler for a "Mixed Bag" chat.
Corinne Bailey Rae at the Stony Island Arts Bank (photo by Koto Bolofo, PR)

Corinne Bailey Rae: UKNY Q&A

January 14, 2024|Kara Manning
An hour with Corinne Bailey Rae, talking 'Black Rainbows' and Chicago's Stony Island Arts Bank.
Iron & Wine's Sam Beam (photo by Lorraine Portman, PR)

Iron & Wine: Q&A

December 04, 2023|Kara Manning
Beam on his documentary, #FUVCheer + fave songs of the season.
Jimi Hendrix, Hollywood Bowl 1967 (photo: Chuck Boyd, Authentic Hendrix, LLC, PR)

Eddie Kramer: Q&A

November 12, 2023|Paul Cavalconte
A "Cavalcade" chat with Jimi Hendrix's engineer, Eddie Kramer.
Ian Anderson (via

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson: Q&A

October 29, 2023|Paul Cavalconte
Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull's new album, 'Rök Flöte.'
The Zombies with host Paul Cavalconte (photo by Jeremy Rainer)

The Zombies: Cavalcade Q&A

October 22, 2023|Paul Cavalconte
The Zombies' Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone are Paul's special guests.
Adrian Quesada (photo by Jackie Lee Young, PR)

Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas: Q&A

October 09, 2023|Kara Manning
Adrian on Black Pumas' new album and his perfect Austin day.
Gideon Coe (photo by Susannah Coe, PR)

Gideon Coe: Q&A

October 08, 2023|Kara Manning
A London visit with the BBC's Gideon Coe.
Omar Apollo (photo by Cam Hicks, PR)

Omar Apollo: Q&A

October 03, 2023|Kara Manning
Omar talks about his new EP, 'Live For Me,' and more.
Lyle Lovett (photo by Michael Wilson, PR)

Lyle Lovett: Cavalcade Q&A

October 01, 2023|Paul Cavalconte
Listen: Lyle Lovett joins Paul Cavalconte.
Kiltro (photo by Julien Briar, PR)

Kiltro's Chris Bowers Castillo: Q&A

September 26, 2023|Kara Manning
A Q&A with the Denver band's frontman.
Yazmin Lacey (photo by Nina Mandandhar, PR)

Yazmin Lacey: Five Essential Albums

August 30, 2023|Kara Manning
Yazmin chooses Lauryn Hill, Solange and more.
Aoife O'Donovan (photo by Omar Cruz, PR)

Aoife O'Donovan: Five Essential Albums

August 30, 2023|Kara Manning
Irish albums for St. Patrick's Day.
Ezra Fuman (photo by Tonje Thilesen, PR)

Ezra Furman: Five Essential Albums

March 03, 2023|Kara Manning
Ezra's choices include Little Simz and Fiona Apple.
Debby Friday (photo by Katrin Braga, PR)

Debby Friday: Five Essential Albums

August 30, 2023|Kara Manning
Debby's choices, from The Runaways to Colin Stetson.
Kam Franklin (photo by Agave Bloom Photography, PR)

Kam Franklin: Five Essential Albums

August 30, 2023|Kara Manning
From Prince to Alice Coltrane, Kam picks her essentials.
Bartees Strange (photo by Luke Piotrowski, PR)

Bartees Strange: Five Essential Albums

August 30, 2023|Kara Manning
Bartees Strange on Fiona Apple, Nosaj Thing, and more.
Ondara (photo by Greg H, PR)

Ondara: Five Essential Albums

August 30, 2023|Kara Manning
Ondara's picks include Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley.
Rachel Chinouriri (photo by Dean Ryan McDaid)

Rachel Chinouriri: Five Essential Albums

February 02, 2023|Kara Manning
Rachel Chinouriri chooses essential albums by Daughter, SZA, and more.
Squirrel Flower's Ella Williams (photo by Tonje Thilesen, PR)

Squirrel Flower: Five Essential Albums

March 30, 2022|Kara Manning
We ask "Ascending Women" about the music that shaped their own path.
Nilüfer Yanya (photo by Molly Daniel, PR)

Nilüfer Yanya: Five Essential Albums

March 28, 2022|Kara Manning

As WFUV honors Women's History Month, we're also heralding a handful of "Ascending Women" musicians, such as London's Nilüfe...

The Linda Lindas, from left to right: Lucia, Mila, Eloise, and Bela (photo by Zen Sekizawa, PR)

The Linda Lindas: Five Essential Albums

March 23, 2022|Kara Manning
We ask "Ascending Women" about the music that shaped their own path.
The Weather Station's Tamara Lindeman (photo courtesy of the artist, PR)

The Weather Station: Five Essential Albums

March 21, 2022|Kara Manning

As WFUV honors Women's History Month, we're also heralding a handful of "Ascending Women" musicians who are making their own...

Bob Dylan (photo courtesy Universal Music)

Bob Dylan

May 23, 2019|Kara Manning
Catching up to all things Bob, plus Rita Houston's Essential Bob Dylan Spotify playlist.
Dan Auerbach (original photo by Neil Swanson for WFUV)

Dan Auerbach

May 14, 2019|Kara Manning
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, studio owner, label exec, modern bluesman. [Playlist]
Al Green (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Al Green

May 02, 2019|Kara Manning
For his enduring voice and his embrace of both the spiritual and the secular.
Tank and the Bangas (photo by Alex Marks, PR)

Tank and the Bangas: Five Essential New Orleans Songs

April 25, 2019|Kara Manning
As joyful ambassadors of the city's resurrection and revival
Richard Thompson (original photo by Gus Philippas)

Richard Thompson

April 03, 2019|Kara Manning
One of the best-kept secrets in British music. [Playlist]

Indigo Girls

March 26, 2019|Laura Fedele
There is a perfect yin-yang balance to Emily Saliers and Amy Ray. [Playlist]
Patty Griffin (photo courtesy of Big Hassle, PR)

Patty Griffin: Five Essential Rickie Lee Jones Songs

February 28, 2019|Kara Manning
From one "serious badass" to another.
Rickie Lee Jones in 2010 (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Rickie Lee Jones

February 28, 2019|Kara Manning
Her songs are not so much sung as viscerally lived. [Playlist]
Courtney Marie Andrews (photo by Laura E. Partain, PR)

Courtney Marie Andrews: Five Essential Dolly Parton Songs

February 08, 2019|Kara Manning
From one great country songwriter to another.
Dawes (photo by Magdalena Wosinska, PR)

Dawes: Five Essential Warren Zevon Songs

January 24, 2019|Kara Manning
Goldsmith cites Zevon's bold lyrical risks.
Warren Zevon in 1989 (AP Photo/Alan Greth)

Warren Zevon

January 24, 2019|Kara Manning
Essential for his uncanny way with words, wit, intensity, and final legacy. [Playlist]
Essential debuts (collage of album covers by Laura Fedele, WFUV)


January 10, 2019|Kara Manning
The culmination of years of hard work, lucky breaks, missteps, epiphanies, and dreams. [Playlist]