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June 22, 2015

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Autumn Defense
Twin Forks
Driftwood
Casey Neill
Robby Hecht

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Robbie Hecht

Papa’s Down the Road Dead

 

 

The Sea and the Shore

 

 

Soon I was Sleeping

 

 

New York City

 

Driftwood

To Kill Ya

 

 

The Carburetor and the Steam Engine

 

 

Gold Mine

 

 

The Sun’s Going Down

 

Casy Neill

Vanish Away

 

 

All You Pretty Vandals

 

 

Stonewall

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Twin Forks

Can’t be Broken

 

 

Something We Just Know

 

 

Cross My Mind

 

 

Kiss Me Darling

 

 

Scraping Up the Pieces

 

 

Back to You

 

Bob Thompson

Do Nothin ‘Til You Hear From Me

 

The Autumn Defense

Calling Your Name

 

 

This Thing that I’ve Found

 

 

The Sun in California

 

 

None of This will Matter

 

 

Spend Your Life

 

 

Sentimental Lady

 

Larry Groce & Co.

I’m a Loser

Originally broadcast  September 12th, 2014

 


Press Release

 The Autumn Defense - Based in Chicago, The Autumn Defense is the brainchild of Wilco members John Stirratt and Pat Sansone (who have also worked with Joseph Arthur, Swan Dive, and Josh Rouse). The two joined forces in the late ‘90s following the completion of the “Mermaid Avenue” sessions on which Wilco and Billy Bragg put music to Woody Guthrie lyrics. The group draws inspiration from classic ‘60s and ‘70s pop and, with gentle harmonies and rich, instrumental texturing, has drawn comparisons to icons like The Byrds, the Bee Gees, and the Zombies. The group’s current - and fifth release - is titled “Fifth.” 

  

Twin Forks - After a nearly two decade run with his uber successful band Dashboard Confessional, singer/guitarist Chris Carrabba’s new quartet, Twin Forks, explores his penchant for classic folk, country and roots music. Growing up in Hartford, CT, and Boca Raton, FL, Carrabba was introduced to acoustic singer-songwriters like Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, Townes Van Zandt, Dylan and Guy Clark through his mother and step-brother's record collections. After evolving from an unassuming solo project to a full band that taped an Unplugged session for MTV and issued chart-topping releases, DC called it quits. But not before his song “Vindicated,” featured in 2004's “Spider Man 2,” significantly expanded the group’s audience. In 2011, Carrabba enlisted mandolinist Suzie Zeldin, bassist Jonathan Clark and drummer Ben Homola to play on a covers album, "Covered In The Flood." The chemistry between the musicians was enough to inspire Carrabba to start Twin Forks. The group’s self-titled debut was released in 2014.

  

Driftwood - From Binghamton, NY, the group Driftwood has a “rock ‘n’ roll soul and a folk-art mind.” While the members studied jazz and classical music in college, in Driftwood, they initially dove headfirst into folk and bluegrass. Now, mixing influences that include ‘60s R&B, this not-so-traditional string band’s unique sound incorporates upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin. Driftwood was influenced by like-minded groups including Old Crow Medicine Show, The Horseflies and The Highwoods String Band which came from the same area. Opening shows for Bela Fleck, Del McCoury, Railroad Earth, Robert Randolph, and Emmylou Harris, Driftwood has played more than 500 shows in the past three years. 

 

Robby Hecht - A songwriter who has earned the respect and praise of artists like Steve Poltz, Catie Curtis, Anais Mitchell and Julie Lee, Robby Hecht sets his lyrical sights on the travails and triumphs that mark each persons life. Raised by Midwestern Jewish parents in Knoxville, TN, Hecht was driven to pursue music while attending college in Madison, WI. He has since won both first and second place in the prestigious Telluride Troubadour Contest, as well as a title at Kerrville New Folk Competition. Hecht’s third album, a self-titled collection of a dozen songs, was recorded in Nashville with Lex Price producing. 

  

Casey Neill - Portland singer/songwriter Casey Neill has been touring the U.S., U.K., and Japan for more than a decade. Neill, who a member of the Minus Five, has shared stages with Jello Biafra, Pete Seeger, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Camper Van Beethoven. An acclaimed songwriter, Irish supergroup Solas twice recorded his song "Lowground." A compilation of Neill’s material, “Memory Against Forgetting,” was released by Amy Ray's Daemon label in 2005. After a residence in New York City, Casey returned to Portland where The Norway Rats, a band made up of some of the city’s most regarded musicians, formed to tour behind his Brooklyn Bridge release. In 2011, Casey was hired by New York's Mabou Mines Theater Company to perform and compose for its new work “Landscapes” at PS122.