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Jonathan Wilson - Holiday Cheer for FUV - 2014

by Kara Manning
Jonathan Wilson (photo: Neil Swanson/WFUV)

A shaggy-haired troubador who mines the rich Laurel Canyon sound of the late '60s and '70s, Jonathan Wilson was aboard 2014's Holiday Cheer for FUV with Conor Oberst and Friends not only as a solo artist, but as part of Conor's band. Wilson, who produced Conor's 2014 album Upside Down Mountain, has produced records for Father John Misty and many others, and in 2013 released his very own second solo album, Fanfare, on Bella Union.

The Felice Brothers - Holiday Cheer for FUV - 2014

by Kara Manning
The Felice Brothers (photo: Neil Swanson/WFUV)

The Felice Brothers are not only longtime favorites of WFUV, but the prolific New York folk rockers are good friends of Conor Oberst. They've toured with him and recorded their 2014 album, the rollicking Favorite Waitress, at Omaha's Arc Studios, co-owned by Conor and Mike Mogis. So it made perfect sense for The Felice Brothers to join Holiday Cheer for FUV with Conor Oberst and Friends.

Laura Marling - Holiday Cheer for FUV - 2014

by Kara Manning
Laura Marling (photo: Neil Swanson/WFUV)

An astonishing singer-songwriter and guitarist, Laura Marling pens cathartic, conversational songs that deftly shift between ferocity and fragility. Just 24 years old, she's already released four critically acclaimed albums, three of which have been nominated for the Mercury Prize. She won the Brit Award in 2011 as Best Female Solo Artist and was nominated two other times for that honor.

Frazey Ford - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Frazey Ford, best known as the co-founder of Canadian folk trio The Be Good Tanyas, grew up with soul music in her blood. In fact, before her days harmonizing with The Be Good Tanyas, she was in a soul band. Her first solo outing, Obadiah, started to reveal Frazey's romance with soul music, in particular, the Memphis sound. This was apparent to documentary filmmaker Robert Gordon who by chance heard a song from Obadiah on the radio. Following an inspired thought, he tracked down Frazey to suggest that she come to Memphis to record with Al Green’s legendary session band, The Hi Rhythm Section, at Royal Studios.