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Chris Smither - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo

A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from a combination of Blues, American Folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. With his signature gravelly voice and dazzling guitar work, he has frequented festivals, coffeehouses, and club circuits around the U.S., Canada, and Europe since the 1960s and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. This year, Smither celebrated his 50th year of music-making, and to celebrate, the New Orleans-raised songwriter recently released, Still on the Levee, a double album of re-recordings of his most signature and classic songs. Chris Smither recently stopped by Studio A to talk about and play us some of his music. We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of FUV Live.

[recorded: 8/17/14]

 

WFUV At CMJ 2014: Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King and Son Little

by Kara Manning
(artwork by Laura Fedele, photos courtesy of the artists)

When FUV staffers first heard the singles, EPs and albums released by Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King and Son Little, we were immediately besotted with their smart originality, unconventional beauty and potent songcraft. So WFUV and The Alternate Side is pleased that all four artists and bands will be a part of our official CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ, on Tuesday, October 21, at Rockwood Music Hall from 5-9p.m. EDT.

John Gorka - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

John Gorka is from New Jersey, so he doesn't expect much. But we've come to expect consistently fine albums from him. His latest, "The Bright Side of Down" is no exception. He stopped by Studio A to share some songs old and new and let us know how he's adjusted to life in Minnesota.