Live & Direct Session

Live & Direct: Honky-Tonk Jukebox

Hear Jon Bindley and Pete Freeman from the Honky-Tonk Jukebox perfom live at WYEP.

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Live & Direct: The Commonheart

Hear some songs from The Commonheart’s forthcoming album, “For Work or Love” performed live at WYEP.

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Christian Lee Hutson Is No ‘Quitter’

Christian Lee Hutson stops by the studio for a Live & Direct Session with Mid-Day Mix Host, Kyle Smith, in support of his new album, Quitters.

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Things Are Great for Band of Horses

Band of Horses returned with “Things Are Great” early in 2022. Ben Bridwell joins Morning Mix host Joey Spehar to talk about the new record.

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From Sick Spouses to Crypto, Alt-J’s “The Dream” Feels Very Now

Alt-J released its latest album earlier this month. The songs on “The Dream” run the gambit, from drinking pop to cryptocurrency and murder.

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Tears For Fears Has Something to Say on “The Tipping Point”

Afternoon Mix Host Rosemary Welsch recently chatted with Curt Smith about the new release, his relationship with Roland Orzabal, and fame at such a young age.

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Neal Francis Made “In Plain Sight” While Living In A Church

Neal Francis will be playing at Club Cafe Feb. 20, 2022 at 8 p.m.

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Spoon’s “Lucifer on the Sofa” Is a Rock Album Inspired by Austin

Spoon released its new record “Lucifer in the Sofa” just last week. Lead singer Britt Daniel recently chatted with Evening Mix Host Liz Felix about the album. Daniel said it was a long journey creating this record, between the pandemic, releasing a greatest hits album and a tour with Beck. Eventually he ended up in […]

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The Words Came “Out Of Me Very Rapidly” For Elvis Costello Writing “The Boy Named If”

Elvis Costello released his debut album 45 years ago, and he just released his 32nd album, “The Boy Named If.” And despite the challenges of the pandemic, Costello says creating “The Boy Named If” came out pretty organically. “When you come back to pick up the electric guitar again, as I did in the summer […]

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Sting On ‘The Bridge’ And The Pandemic

In November 2021, Sting released his 15th solo album “The Bridge.” He chatted with Afternoon Mix Host Rosemary Welsch about the new album and life in a pandemic. “The Bridge” feels like the quintessential album for a world facing existential crises. Whatever it is that’s haunting you at night, there’s probably a companion song for […]

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Live & Direct (from home): Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks – the moniker for songwriter Timothy Showalter – released their 7th album, In Heaven, this year. Showalter joins Joey Spehar for a conversation about the new record and how older songs fit into the Strand of Oaks repertoire, his recent immersion into the world of visual arts, and more including live (from home) performances […]

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Live & Direct (from home): Clinton Clegg

The Commonheart’s Clinton Clegg sings some songs, including two new single, ahead of his show at Mr. Smalls on Black Friday.

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Live and Direct (from Home): Amythyst Kiah

In her interview with Afternoon Mix host Rosemary Welsch, Amythyst Kiah spoke of her songwriting evolution, the emotional toll of racism within the music industry, and the healing power of music. 

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Live & Direct (From Home): Adia Victoria

by Rosemary Welsch Adia Victoria‘s third album, “A Southern Gothic,” tackles issues of racism and growing up black in the American south. Afternoon Mix Host, Rosemary Welsch, had the chance to talk with Adia in a WYEP Live & Direct (from home) Session about the new release, her experiences in the music industry, and how […]

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Live & Direct (From Home): José González

Swedish musician José González joined Morning Mix Host, Joey Spehar, from his home studio to talk about the new album Local Valley and share some songs with WYEP listeners.

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Live & Direct (From Home): Yola

Afternoon Mix Host Rosemary Welsch is joined by Yola to talk about her new album, Stand For Myself.

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Live & Direct (From Home): Jon Batiste

Afternoon Mix Host, Rosemary Welsch, is joined by Academy Award-winning musician and bandleader, Jon Batiste, for a Live & Direct Session from home interview.

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Live & Direct (From Home): The Hold Steady

Craig Finn and Franz Nicolay from The Hold Steady join Morning Mix Host, Joey Spehar, to talk about the band’s new album Open Door Policy.

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Live & Direct (From Home): Lake Street Dive

WYEP’s Evening Mix Host, Liz Felix, is joined by Mike ‘McDuck’ Olson and Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive for a Live & Direct Session from home.

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Live & Direct (From Home): Daniel Lanois

WYEP’s Afternoon Mix Host, Rosemary Welsch, is joined by legendary singer-songwriter and producer, Daniel Lanois, for a Live & Direct Session from home.

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Live & Direct (From Home): The Staves

WYEP’s Morning Mix Host, Joey Spehar, is joined by Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor of The Staves for a Live & Direct Session from home. Recorded on February 1st, 2021

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Live & Direct Session: Black Pumas

Performed live at WYEP on July 10, 2019

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Live & Direct Session: Mars Jackson

Pittsburgh-based indie hip-hop artist Mars Jackson joins Mid-day Mix host Kyle Smith for a Live & Direct Session at Pittsburgh Community Broadcast Center on August 25.

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Live & Direct Session: The Living Street

Pittsburgh duo, The Living Street, plays a Live & Direct Session at the Pittsburgh Community Broadcast Center in July 2020.

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Live & Direct Session: Clinton Clegg

Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart plays the first Live & Direct Session of the pandemic.

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