June 29, 2016


Sarah Jarosz
The Black Lillies
Steve Forbert
Over The Rhine
Robbie Fulks






Robbie Fulks

Long I Ride

Alabama at Night

Aunt Peg’s New Old Man

Buck Starts Here

Over the Rhine


I’d Want You

Baby if this is Nowhere

Against the Grain

Steve Forbert



Whatever, Man


The Black Lillies


Hard to Please


The First Time


Sarah Jarosz

Early Morning Light

House of Mercy

Everything to Hide



Take Another Turn






Comin’ Undone


Larry Groce & Co.

Walk Softly on this Heart of Mine

Originally broadcast June 17th, 2016


Press Release

Sarah Jarosz - From Austin, TX, Sarah Jarosz is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose music mixes contemporary folk, Americana and roots music. She has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and the UK, has appeared on “Austin City Limits,” the BBC’s “The Transatlantic Sessions” and NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion.” Her previous releases, “Song Up In Her Head” and “Follow Me Down,” received high praise from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, USA Today, Paste, Mojo, Acoustic Guitar and American Songwriter. Her current release, “Undercurrent,” her first since graduating with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music, features cameos and co-writes with collaborators that include Crooked Still’s Aoife O'Donovan and Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, Jarosz's bandmates in their extracurricular trio I'm with Her. 


The Black Lillies - Formed in 2008 by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Cruz Contreras, formerly of Robinella and the CCstringband, The Black Lillies have created its own brand of country, roots, rock and blues via Appalachia. The group’s debut, “Whiskey Angel,” appeared on numerous “Best of 2009” lists across the country. Logging more than 200 shows a year, the group became a regular on the festival circuit, playing Bonnaroo, Pickathon, Four Corners Folk Festival, Pagosa Folk n’ Bluegrass and Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The Black Lillies have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry more than a dozen times - a record for an independent group. The band’s 2013 release, “Runaway Freeway Blues, landed on more than a dozen Best-Of lists, and dominated Americana radio, spending three months in Billboard’s Top 5. After a change in personnel, the group issued “Hard to Please.” The current lineup includes Sam Quinn (the everybodyfields), Mike Seal (Jeff Sipe Trio, Larkin Poe) and Jonathan Keeney (Robinella). 


Over the Rhine - Formed in 1991, Cincinnati’s Over The Rhine, led by the husband-wife team of bassist/pianist Linford Detweiler and classically trained singer Karin Berguist, has a haunting, semi-acoustic sound that has earned the group a loyal, international fan base. Calling its music "post-nuclear, pseudo-alternative, folk-tinged art-pop," the group received significant acclaim in Europe thanks to opening slots for artists like Dylan, Squeeze and Adrian Belew. In 2007, OtR released a career retrospective titled “Discount Fireworks” and “The Trumpet’s Child,” which No Depression described as “a paean to enduring American songcraft." The group’s last release, the two-CD “Meet me at the Edge of the World,” was recorded live in just six days and produced by veteran Joe Henry. The double album was inspired by moving to their southern Ohio “Nowhere Farm,” and offers commentary on the experience of moving from city to country. Detweiler and Berguist - whose voice has been described as one of the most soothing in music - were named to Paste magazine’s list of “100 Best Living Songwriters.”


Robbie Fulks - One of the early architects of “Alternative Country,” Robbie Fulks began making records that mixed “the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian” - with a healthy disrespect for the music industry. Effortlessly sliding between honky-tonk, country, bluegrass, rock with a punkish edge and power pop, his career has cut a wide swath - from working on Nashville’s Music Row as a staff songwriter, ad campaigns for Budweiser, McDonalds, Nickelodeon, and Applebees and hosting his show, “Robbie’s Secret Country,” on XM satellite radio.  In addition, he is journalist who written for a host of music publications, a respected side man and a producer. In 2013, he released the acclaimed “Gone Away Backward.” His current release is titled “Upland Stories.”


Steve Forbert - Mississippi-born Steve Forbert is a veteran folk-rocker whose career has spanned decades and included numerous major label outings. His current release, “Compromised,” takes another unexpurgated journey through his exploration of life, love, turmoil and survival. Revisiting his 1978 debut, “Alive on Arrival,” Rolling Stone’s David Wild recently wrote that “now or then, you would have been hard pressed to find a debut effort that was simultaneously as fresh and accomplished... It was like a great novel by a young author who somehow managed to split the difference between Mark Twain and J. D. Salinger.”