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Question of the Day: Last Name Is a First Name

by Corny O'Connell

Over the weekend we learned of the passing of Jack Bruce, vocalist, bassist and songwriter for Cream which also included Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. The music they created is among the most enduring and influential in rock history. Listener Kevin from Stamford suggests a Question of the Day in memory of Jack Bruce - artists whose last name can also be a first name. List your favorites below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"SWLABR" - Cream (Jack Bruce)

"Trampoline" - Joe Henry

FUV's New Dig: Trigger Hippy

by Darren DeVivo
Photo by Deirdre Hynes/WFUV

Trigger Hippy
Trigger Hippy
Rounder Records

Trigger Hippy brings together five music industry veterans boasting impressive individual resumes. I wouldn't hesitate to call them a supergroup.

The band was pulled together by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, and includes the vocal team of Joan Osborne and (singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist) Jackie Greene. The lead guitarist is celebrated session musician Tom Bukovac, and the bass is played by Nick Govrik.

Nick Mulvey - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

As a founding member of Portico Quartet, the Mercury Prize-nominated experimental jazz group, Nick Mulvey played the hang, an unusual percussive instrument that resembles a space-age wok and emits a haunting, trembling tone. But despite the success of Portico Quartet, Mulvey was restless to return to guitar-based music, attracted to the lyrical confidence and technical prowess of songwriters like Paul Simon, John Martyn and Nick Drake.