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Live Concerts

Amos Lee - FUV Live at Hill Country Live - 2013

by Carmel Holt
Amos Lee, photo by Laura Fedele

Amos Lee headed to Nashville to make his new album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, and the night before its release, he came to Hill Country Live to perform an FUV Live show for us. The full-band set featured most of the new tunes plus a couple of bonus songs, and the stories behind them ranged from amusing to poignant — especially when Amos explained the inspiration Levon Helm provided for the title track and life in general.

Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert

by Bob Sherman
Grand finale of Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert; © Steve J. Sherman


Every five years, we try to do something special on Woody's Children, and for our 45th birthday, we really hit the jackpot. The late, dearly loved Pete Seeger had planned to be there, and of course was deeply missed, but with us were such music masters as David Amram, Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters (Abigail & Lily Chapin), Emma's Revolution (a.k.a. Pat Humphries and Sandi O), Christine Lavin, Holly Near, Tom Paxton and Noel Paul Stookey. Special guests Nora Guthrie and Doug Mishkin added other highlights, as did our wonderful "house band" of Jon Cobert and Michael Mark.

It leaves me very nervous about how we can possibly top those incredible two hours when it comes time for our 50th birthday; meanwhile, I'm proud and pleased to have the show alive and well and living here in the WFUV Archives.

Arcade Fire Live on FUV: October 28th

by Sarah Wardrop
Arcade Fire, photo by Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire continues to build buzz about its new album, Reflektor. After treating costumed crowds in Brooklyn to a couple of shows and appearing on The Colbert Report (as The Reflektors in each case), the band will return to its actual name for an NPR Music "First Listen Live" performance at LA's Capitol Studios — and you'll be able to hear it live on FUV and The Alternate Side. It all starts Monday, October 28th at 10pm.

Laura Marling - FUV Live - 2013

by Rita Houston
Photo by Laura Fedele/WFUV

On the same day that British folk musician Laura Marling was nominated for a Mercury Prize for her latest album, Once I Was an Eagle, she played a concert for WFUV at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn. During this episode of FUV Live, we'll hear that performance, which also includes an interview.

Valerie June - Live Concert - 2013

by Rita Houston

Valerie June draws on the rich wellspring of American roots music to create her fresh modern take on the blues. Her love of the blues tradition is clear, but her own life experiences — from growing up in Jackson, Tennessee to living in her current home of Brooklyn — fully inform her songs. This FUV Live performance from City Winery is one of the most musically wide-ranging sets I've heard in a long while. From her solo songs to full band arrangements with trumpet, this show is a rewarding listen and marks the arrival of a new artist worth knowing about.

Newport Folk Festival 2013 Recap

by Alisa Ali
Broadcast crew during Beck's set at Newport. Photo by Sarah Wardrop.

Newport Folk is one of the festivals I most look forward to every summer. The waterfront location is just breathtaking. I took about a hundred photos of boats, seagulls and sunsets, and of course probably twice that of all the bands and musicians. (I'll let the professional photographers share their pics with you instead of my camera phone pics).