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James Bay - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

You may remember British singer-songwriter James Bay from our CMJ showcase last year. Back then, he’d just released his EP The Dark Of The Morning. Now he's on his second EP, Let it Go, and the songs continue in the same folk and blues tradition. While he was in New York earlier this summer, he stopped by Studio A to play us some of his new songs and to catch us up on what he's been up to. We’ll hear that performance and conversation during this episode of FUV Live.

Julie Gold - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Grammy-winning songwriter Julie Gold is working on a book whose working title is: God, Cats, And A Vandalized Car . . . I Am Gathering Stories.  For the very first time anywhere she reads stories from this work-in-progress  -- stories about Nanci Griffith, John Lennon, Robert F. Kennedy, Dion, and David Sanborn -- stories that WFUV listeners will love.

Question of the Day: A Lot of Alliteration

by Corny O'Connell
alliteration Shutterstock

Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut is this week's 'FUV #NewDig and we've got a session with him tonight at 9. What other alliterative artist names can you come up with? Looking for a long list of names with the same starting sounds. Flavor Flav, Marilyn Manson and Colbie Caillat count, bands like the Beach Boys are banned. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Benjamin Booker - FUV Live - 2014

by Russ Borris

This New Orleans-based musician is a classic case of an old soul in a young body. Though he is only 25, Benjamin Booker's music conjures the gospel and blues of the South. Blind Willie Johnson is a major influence on Booker, but you can also hear a modern punk influence in his music as well. His self-titled debut album is out today and we've made it our New Dig this week. We also invited Booker to come in to Studio A to play us some of his songs and talk about his musical journey.  We’ll hear that performance and conversation on this episode of FUV Live.