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Jeremy Messersmith - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

This quirky Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter likes to have a theme when writing batches of songs. He considers his first 3 albums a “pop life cycle trilogy” which starts with adolescence on the album The Alcatraz Kid and ends with death on the album The Reluctant Graveyard. Messsersmith followed those albums with a mostly instrumental EP called Paper Moon and is now on his fifth record, Heart Murmurs. As the title implies, the album explores the topic and concept of love.

Question of the Day: Initials

by Corny O'Connell

Today the King of the Blues, B.B. King, turns 89 years old. He was born Riley B. King, but while performing on WDIA radio in Memphis, he was known as Beale Street Blues Boy. That was soon shortened to Blues Boy King and eventually B.B. King. Your challenge today is to come up with other artists that are known by their initials. That could be for a first, middle or last name. Groups that use initials aren't what we're looking for, just individuals. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

B.B. King "Think It Over"

Honeyblood - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Glasgow's Stina Tweeddale and Shona McVicar of Honeyblood released an eponymous debut as a team earlier this year, but in mid-September, McVicar departed the band. A Facebook post cited her choice to move on to "other endeavors." Replacing McVicar on drums is Cat Myers. However, earlier this summer, when Honeyblood's lineup was still singer/guitarist Tweeddale and McVicar, the pair visited Studio A for an FUV Live session.

Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

It was love pretty much at first sight when Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt met at Folk Alliance in Memphis. It took these busy musicians about 7 years to record an album together, but it's a beauty, with a fitting title - "For Keeps." The soon-to-be newlyweds, one of Austin's favorite couples, visited me in Studio A to share a little of their love story and a few songs from the album.