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From 2012: Brendan Benson always has music on the brain and a killer lyric at the ready, and he's enjoyed an interesting and varied career. The co-founder of The Raconteurs (with Jack White) is also a prolific producer and head of his own label, and the release of his solo album, 'What Kind Of World,' brought him to FUV for a chat with host Rita Houston.
From 2012: Songwriter Ben Howard was already a hit in the UK when his debut album, 'Every Kingdom', hit U.S. shores. Said FUV's Alisa Ali: 'I used to favor singer-songwriters over other musicians. These days though, I've been listening to louder music: more bands, more electronic-based. But listening to Ben Howard reminded me of my roots. I love that experimental keyboard-based stuff, but man am I a sucker for a good guitarist. There is just something about watching and listening to a person fingerpick on an acoustic guitar - especially when paired with thoughtful lyrics. It's really the essence of music, isn't it? A guitar and a voice: that's all you need.'
From 2012: Alt-country journeywoman Kelly Hogan has worked with many fantastic artists over the last 20 years, including holding a longtime spot in Neko Case's band. The collaborations continued on her album 'I Like To Keep Myself In Pain,' which features a few star guests as well as songs written especially for Hogan by the likes of Stephin Merritt and M. Ward. Along with gorgeous performances, there's always hilarious conversation when Kelly Hogan is involved, and her Studio A visit with host Claudia Marshall was no exception.
From 2011: Aside from his celebrated songwriting, Joe Henry has earned a reputation for the creative sonic settings of his production work. But on his own album 'Reverie,' it's back to basics, and Henry spoke more about that process during a conversation with host Claudia Marshall at FUV.
From 2012: The Brooklyn trio The Lone Bellow taped its first-ever radio interview at FUV, and it was a great chance to get a taste of their self-titled debut album (which was eventually released in early 2013). Zach, Kanene and Brian create a gospel-rich sound with a hint of Laurel Canyon and some soulful, layered harmonies too.