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Check out recent live studio sessions along with remote concerts. Can't find what you're looking for? View the complete archives.

Ellis Paul - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

For some 25 years, Ellis Paul has been one of his generation's consistently outstanding songwriters. A Maine native, he broke out of Boston, where he was a perennial Boston Music Awards winner. Since moving to Virginia for family reasons a decade ago, he's continued to tour 100-150 nights a year and managed to keep his writing fresh. For his latest CD, Chasing Beauty, he went to Atlanta to collaborate with Kristian Bush of Sugarland fame.

The New Pornographers - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Over the 14 years and six albums that have shaped The New Pornographers, founding member Carl Newman has been the steadfast constant in what has evolved into a collective. Bandmates Neko Case and Dan Bejar have significant solo careers and in recent years, Newman has begun releasing albums under his own name. The geography has shifted too as Carl now makes his home in Woodstock, NY; band members are now spread out between Canada and the States. But what could amount to the dissolution of other groups has only strengthened the power and sound of The New Pornographers, resulting in what has been hailed as one of 2014’s best albums, Brill Bruisers.

Bruce Cockburn - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Celebrated Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Bruce Cockburn, has just published his autobiography, "Rumours Of Glory  A Memoir", and issued an eight CD / one DVD companion compilation, also called Rumours Of Glory. Trying to sum up a career as long and rich as Cockburn’s is a difficult task, but these two releases attempt to do just that. Cockburn’s work has earned him a position as Officer in the Order of Canada and a place in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. He was also a recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. 2015 will mark the 45th anniversary of the release of his first album. It was a thrill to host Bruce’s return to WFUV for this session which takes a look back over his brilliant career.

Zak Smith - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Zak Smith is an award-winning songwriter from the very hip community of Montclair, NJ, who acknowledges a certain other Jersey Guy by the name of Bruce as a an influence. Myself, I also hear echoes of Van Morrison in his soulful singing. Accompanied by a second guitarist and a pair of terrific backup singers, he performed a couple of songs from his latest CD, Signs of Life, as well as a new tune, in this session for the Sunday Breakfast.

Cymbals Eat Guitars - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali
This Staten Island quartet first made waves in 2009 with their critically acclaimed, self-released debut, Why There Are Mountains. That auspicious first record reached back to a '90s indie rock sound, but also pushed that texture into fresh territories. On the band's third and most recent album Lose, there's a noticeable lyrical maturation, courtesy of singer and guitarist Joseph D’Agostino, and bolder sonic strides from the rest of the band.
Cymbals Eat Guitars stopped by Studio A to play some of the new songs and talk with me about the process of making this most recent album.  We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of The Alternate Side in Session.
[recorded: 8/26/14]