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FUV Vault

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

Sylvan Esso - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

You may already be familiar with the two musicians in Sylvan Esso from their previous work. Singer Amelia Meath began in the trio Mountain Man (now on indefinite hiatus) and she's been the backing vocalist for an array of other artists, notably Feist. Multi-instrumentalist Nick Sanborn is a member of Megafaun and he also releases more electronically-textured compositions as Made of Oak. Sylvan Esso is the pair's main focus now, even inspiring Meath's move from Brooklyn to Durham, North Carolina to be closer to Sanborn. Last month Sylvan Esso released their self-titled debut and they're currently supporting tUnE-yArDs on tour. Meath and Sanborn recently stopped by Studio A to share some of their new songs, including their wistful single "Coffee," and spoke about their bond as a collaborative pair.

Lee Fields and The Expressions - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Lee Fields is an American soul artist who has been in the music business since the 1960s. With countless albums under his belt, he is still making music and shows no signs of stopping. His new album, Emma Jean, features a collaboration with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys who also wrote one of the songs on the new record. Lee Fields and The Expressions recently stopped by Studio A to perform some of the new songs and talk about his work.

Josh Charles - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning
Josh Charles with Kara Manning, photo by Deirdre Hynes

For the past 25 years, actor and director Josh Charles has expertly crafted some of the more smartly drawn and complicated characters in film, television and theatre, like the lovestruck Knox Overstreet in 1989’s “Dead Poet’s Society,” sports anchor Dan Rydell in Aaron Sorkin’s “Sports Night,” the emotionally ravaged Jake in HBO’s “In Treatment” and the great and—spoiler alert—now late attorney Will Gardner for five seasons of “The Good Wife.” He's starred in plays by Caryl Churchill, Neil LaBute and Richard Greenberg. Josh’s latest project is director Pascale Ferran's magical new movie “Bird People,” which debuted last month at the Cannes Film Festival. But what many people don’t know is that Josh Charles is a music maven and avid blues guitarist. When he visited WFUV to be our special guest DJ, he brought along vintage vinyl from Hound Dog Taylor and Lightnin' Hopkins as well as selections from Tom Waits, Solomon Burke and much more.

Hamilton Leithauser - FUV Live - 2014

by Eric Holland

You may know Hamilton Leithauser as the vocalist and guitarist for the band The Walkmen, who are currently on “extreme hiatus” as of this year. But Leithauser had no intention of taking a break from writing, and thus recorded his first solo album, Black Hours, which is being released today. Leithauser recently stopped by Studio A to perform some of his new songs and to talk with me about the inspiration for the new album.

Keb Mo - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Keb Mo was a late bloomer as a solo artist (over 40 when he released his first album), but in the 20 years since then he's had substantial success as a recording and touring artist, not to mention an actor and activist. Typically called a bluesman, Keb Mo brings a range of influences to his songs that transcend any single genre. Maybe that's why he calls his newest CD BluesAmericana. It was a real privilege to welcome him and his trio to Studio A.