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Songwriting Legends: Leonard Cohen

WYEP explores the work and influence of an enormously influential songwriter, one who help shape the course of popular music. In this episode, Leonard Cohen.

Coffeehouse Conversations: Ike Reilly

Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Ike ReillyStart: Ike Reilly - "Born on Fire" - Born on Fire3:43 - Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Ike Reilly8:24 - Chuck Berry - "Thirty Days" - The Chess Box: 1955-1958 [Disc 1]10:48 - Lightnin' Hopkins - "Big Black Cadillac Blues" - Your Birthday Present - Lightnin' Hopkins13:44 - Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Ike Reilly18:02 - Camper Van Beethoven - "Sweethearts" - Key Lime Pime22:20 - Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks" - Torches26:07 - Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Ike Reilly35:36 - Ike Reilly - "Am I Still the One for You" - Born on Fire

Coffeehouse Conversations: Doug Paisley

Coffeeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Doug Paisley1. Doug Paisley - "Our Love" - Strong FeelingsCoffeeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Doug Paisley2. Roy Orbison - "She's a Mystery to Me" - Mystery Girl3. The Abyssinians - "African Race" - Satta MassaganaCoffeeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Doug Paisley4. Percy Sledge - "Stop the World Tonight" - Stop the World Tonight5. Bob Carpenter - "Silent Passage" - Silent PassageCoffeeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Doug Paisley6. Doug Paisley - "Because I Love You" - Strong Feelings 

WYEP's interview with Jonathan Richman

WYEP's Brian Siewiorek talks with Jonathan Richman before next week's performance at the Andy Warhol Museum. Richman discusses his time hanging out with Warhol and The Velvet Underground in the 60's, he also talks about his punk rock legacy. Additionally, Richman discusses his forthcoming album, and we'll hear some of his new music. Originally aired: 10/28/15

Coffeehouse Conversations: Eliza Rickman

Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Eliza RickmanA knack for writing engaging songs that immediately can invite a listener in, Eliza Rickman's music is both enchanting and haunting. Her choice of instruments range from a toy piano to an accordion to a glockenspiel, all contributing to an idiosyncratic sound that complements her striking persona. While there are threads and nods to her musical influences throughout her songs (especially Andrew Bird and Kate Bush), her personal motto approaching her songwriting is “What Would Rufus [Wainwright] Do?”. Eliza’s new release, Footnotes for the Spring, finds the singer more confident and content with her life. In between her debut O, You Sinners and Footnotes, Eliza’s experienced a serious health scare, an abusive relationship, both of which could have caused her to become hardened and bitter; instead, Eliza’s chosen to embrace life with a lighter heart and a new perspective.1. Eliza Rickman - "Pretty Little Head" - O, You SinnersCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Eliza Rickman2. Rufus Wainwright - "Oh What a World" - Want One3. PJ Harvey - "The Words That Maketh Murder" - Let England ShakeCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Eliza Rickman4. Bob Dylan - "She Belongs to Me" - Bringing It All Back Home5. Jason Webley - "Almost Time to Go" - The Cost of LivingCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Eliza Rickman6. Eliza Rickman - "Lark of My Heart" - Footnotes for the Spring

Coffeehouse Conversations: Andy Shauf

Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Andy Shauf & Adam KukicRecorded on July 22nd, 2015 following Andy's performance in Pittsburgh at Club Cafe (opening for The Weather Sation). 1. Andy Shauf - "Drink My Rivers" - The Bearer of Bad News2. Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Andy Shauf & Adam Kukic3. Hayden - "Bass Song" - Skyscraper National Park4. Neil Young - "Heart of Gold" - Harvest5. Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Andy Shauf & Adam Kukic6. Andy Shauf - "Jesus, She's a Good Girl" - The Bearer of Bad News To learn more about Andy's music:http://www.andyshauf.com/

WYEP's History of music on "Saturday Night Live"

The iconic TV show Saturday Night Live premiered 40 years ago, on October 11, 1975. From the beginning, the show has had a rich and fascinating history presenting musical guests as well as comedy. WYEP looked back at the history of music on the show, including interviews with musicians who have appeared on it (including Chris Frantz of Talking Heads, Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, Jewel, and Jesse Malin).

Coffeehouse Conversations: Them Labs

Start: Them Labs - "Adam, Eve, Abel & Seth" - More GrowlCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Seth Pfannenschmidt of Them LabsCounting Crows - "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" - This Desert LifePaul Simon - "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" - GracelandCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Seth Pfannenschmidt of Them LabsBob Dylan - "Shelter from the Storm" Blood on the TracksThem Labs - "Soviet Swing" - More GrowlCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Seth Pfannenschmidt of Them LabsThem Labs - "Near Dear" - More Growl

Coffeehouse Conversations: Brooke Annibale

Coffeehouse Conversations with Adam Kukic & Brooke AnnibaleStart - Brooke Annibale - "Under Streetlights" - Silence Worth BreakingCoffeehouse Conversations with Adam Kukic & Brooke AnnibaleBrooke Annibale - "Between the Bars" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Aah68Ppk9Q )Elliott Smith - "Waltz #2 (XO)" - Waltz #2 (XO)Brandi Carlile - "100" - Bear CreekCoffeehouse Conversations with Adam Kukic & Brooke AnnibaleKathleen Edwards - "Chameleon Comedian" - VoyageurThe Swell Season - "High Horses" - Strict JoyIron & Wine - "Tree by the River" WYEP Live & Direct Vol. 14Coffeehouse Conversations with Adam Kukic & Brooke AnnibaleBrooke Annibale - "Like the Dream of It" - The Simple FearBonus: Promo where Brooke discusses her new song "Remind Me". 

WYEP's interview with Television's Tom Verlaine

Tom Verlaine of the New York rock group Television, talks with WYEP's Brian Siewiorek before the band's Pittsburgh performance. Verlaine talks about the music being made in New York in the late 70's, Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground, and the current state of "overproduced" popular music. He also discusses the progress of Television's next album and why the group still likes performing live.  Originally aired: September 24, 2015. 

Coffeehouse Conversations: Chris Thile (of Punch Brothers & Nickel Creek)

Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Chris Thile Start: Chris Thile - "Wayside (Back In Time) - How To Grow A Woman From The GroundCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Chris Thile Gillian Welch - "Revelator" - Time (The Revelator)Bela Fleck - "Whitewater" - DriveCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Adam Kukic & Chris Thile Punch Brothers - "I Blew It Off" - The Phosphorescent BluesBonus #1: Chris discusses the power of Radiohead and their album Hail to the Thief, specifically the opening track, "2 + 2 = 5". Bonus #2: I ask Chris about the televion show, Grimm, which features his wife, Claire Coffee.Bonus #3:The preview of our Coffeehouse Conversations - Chris discusses his new role as a father, A Prairie Home Companion, working with T Bone Burnett on The Phosphorescent Blues, and the television show Grimm, which features his wife, Claire Coffee. Hear more Coffeehouse Conversations at:http://www.wyep.org/on-demand/all-on-demand?title=coffeehouse  

Coffeehouse Conversations: Freedy Johnston - Part 2

Photo Credit - Dina RegineCoffeehouse Conversations: Adam Kukic w/ Freedy Johnston - Part 2Join us as we take a look back over Freedy Johnston's more than two-decade career. We discuss his dream collbarorations with Tom Petty & David Bowie, his album Blue Days, Black Nights and working with T. Bone Burnett, movies that his songs have appeared including Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming, Heavy & Kingpin, as well as his appreciation of Elton John. Part 1 of our Coffeehouse Conversations can be accessed at:http://www.wyep.org/audio/coffeehouse-conversations-freedy-johnstonSongs appearing in this segment include "Neon Repairman" , "Pretend It's Summer" , Depending on the Night" , "Moving on a Holiday" , "Underwater Life" , "Dolores" , "Bad Reputation" , "California Thing" , "This Perfect World" , "The Sentimental Heart" & Elton John's "Bennie & The Jets" 

Interview with Ben Folds

Ben Folds joined Joey Spehar on The Morning Mix to talk about his new album - So There - a collaboration with yMusic.

Clint Hurdle announces CD auction on WYEP's Afternoon Mix

Clint Hurdle, Manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Guest DJ's on the Afternoon Mix with Rosemary Welsch. Hurdle also announces he is auctioning his CD collection to benefit WYEP and the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. The auction is open until September 19, 2015.Hurdle is a devoted music fan and discusses his love of music and this year's Pirates.Among Hurdle's song selections: Dave Mason - "All Along the Watchtower"The Doobie Brothers - "China Grove"Jackson Browne - "Running on Empty"Bill Withers - "Lean on Me" Joe Cocker - "With A Little Help from My Friends"(originally aired 9/10/15) 

Coffeehouse Conversations: Chris Trapper

Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Chris Trapper & Adam Kukic:Start: The Push Stars - "Any Little Town" - WYEP Live & Direct4:28-  Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Chris Trapper & Adam Kukic:8:41- Sam Cooke - "A Change Is Gonna Come" - The Man And His Music11:50 - Colin Hay - "Waiting for My Real Life to Begin" - Man @ Work17:17 - Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Chris Trapper & Adam Kukic:20:10 - John Lennon - "Imagine" - Imagine23:03 - Gregory Page - "Right or Wrong" - Bird in a Cage26:33 - Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Chris Trapper & Adam Kukic:30:40 - Chris Trapper - "If You're Still There" - Symphonies of Dirt & DustBonus:Listen to this exclusive preview where Chris talks about a potential Simon & Garfunkel covers project with Ellis Paul. + Simon & Garfunkel - "Homeward Bound" [Live] - Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits

Coffeehouse Conversations: Joan Shelley

Coffeehouse Conversations with Joan Shelley & Adam KukicStart: Joan Shelley (featuring Bonnie "Prince" Billy) - "Stay on My Shore" - Over and Even2:50 - Coffeehouse Conversations with Joan Shelley & Adam Kukic7:22 - The Weather Station - "Know It To See It" - All of It Was Mine9:04 - Bonnie "Prince" Billy - "Ain't You Wealthy, Ain't You Wise?" - Master and Everyone12:56 - Coffeehouse Conversations with Joan Shelley & Adam Kukic16:48 - Van Morrision - "Country Fair" - Veedon Fleece21:31 - Leonard Cohen - "Winter Lady" - Songs of Leonard Cohen23:40 - Coffeehouse Conversations with Joan Shelley & Adam Kukic27:49 - Joan Shelley - "Birghter Than the Blues" - Over and EvenBonus: Joan discusses a potential collaboration with The Weather Station 

Coffeehouse Conversations: The Accidentals (Katie Larson & Savannah Buist)

Coffeehouse Conversations: The Accidentals (Katie Larson & Savannah Buist)Start: The Accidentals - "The Silence" - Bittersweet3:38 - Coffeehouse Conversations: The Accidentals (Katie Larson & Savannah Buist)9:37- Sufjan Stevens - "Come On Feel The Illinoise!" - lllinois16:00 - Belle & Sebastian - "The State That I Am In" - Push Barman To Open Old Wounds20:54 - Coffeehouse Conversations: The Accidentals (Katie Larson & Savannah Buist)23:38 - Radiohead - "Paranoid Androrid" - OK Computer29:18 - Chris Thile - "Dead Leaves on the Dirty Groud" - How to Grow a Woman from the Ground 32:10 - Coffeehouse Conversations: The Accidentals (Katie Larson & Savannah Buist)35:39 - The Accidentals - "Bulletproof Glass" - BittersweetBONUS: Promo #1 - On collaborating with Son Lux:Son Lux - "Your Day Will Come" - BonesPromo #2 - Savannah Buist of The Accidentals talks about Ben Folds:Ben Folds & Nick Hornby - "From Above" - Lonely AvenuePromo #3 - Katie Larson of The Accidentals discuss Jack White / The White Stripes and a chance encounter at Third Man Records:The White Stripes - "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" - White Blood CellsListen online at wyep.org/listen-liveMore information on the band can be found on their website:http://www.moreaccidentals.com/

WYEP Celebrates 20 Years of "Britpop"

This one hour show looks at the rise and fall of Britpop, the mid-90's English rock movement that made bands like Blur, Oasis, Elastica, Pulp and Suede. Hosted by Brian Siewiorek. Originally aired: 8/20/15

Coffeehouse Conversations: Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies

Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies & Adam KukicStart: The Black Lillies - "The Fall" - Runaway Freeway BluesCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Cruz Contreras & Adam KukicScott Miller & The Commonwealth - "The Way" - Upside/DownsideKacey Musgraves - "Dime Store Cowgirl" - Pageant MaterialCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Cruz Contreras & Adam KukicJason Isbell - "How to Forget" - Something More Than FreeThe Turnpike Troubadours - 'Whole Damn Town" - Diamonds & GasolineCoffeehouse Conversations w/ Cruz Contreras & Adam KukicThe Black Lilllies - "Hard to Please" - Hard To PleaseBonus:From the special Morning Mix Edition of Coffeehouse Conversations, Cruz discusses Brandi Carlile - "Mainstream Kid" - The Firewatcher's DaughterIn a promo for Coffeehouse Conversations, Cruz talks about BR5-49 + the song "Devil in Me" - Dog Days (featuring the Jordanaires)Coffeehouse Conversations airs Sundays at 10am (EST) - listen live at wyep.org/listen-live

Guest DJ: Eric Lindell

Eric Lindell plays Guest DJ on The Morning Mix before his appearances at the Flood City Music Festival.Eric Lindell's Guest DJ Set:Peter Joseph Burtt - Take Me BackDelbert McClinton - "B" Movie Boxcar BluesJoe Tex - A Sweet Woman Like You

Coffeehouse Conversations: Kat Edmonson

Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Kat Edmonson & Adam KukicStart: Kat Edmonson - "Lucky" - Way Down Low2:54- Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Kat Edmonson & Adam Kukic7:44 - The Chiffons - "One Fine Day"9:49 - The Cure - "Just Like Heaven" - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me13:!2 - Coffeehouse Conversations w/ Kat Edmonson & Adam Kukic16:10 - Kat Edmonson - "Rainy Day Woman" - The Big PictureBonus:Kat talks:Ray Charles - "Hallelujah I Love Her So"Kat talks Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - "The Lady Is a Tramp" - Duets II

Coffeehouse Conversations: Lindi Ortega

Coffeehouse Conversations: Lindi Ortega & Adam KukicStart: Lindi Ortega - "Tin Star" - Tin Star3:27 - Coffeehouse Conversations with Lindi Ortega & Adam Kukic7:41 - Johnny Cash - "Ain't No Grave" - American VI: Ain't No Grave10:22 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put a Spell on You" - Vooddoo Jive: The Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins12:46 - Coffeehouse Conversations with Lindi Ortega & Adam Kukic16:27 - Solomon Burke - "Cry to Me" - The Very Best of Solomon Burke18:49 - Simon & Garfunkel - "Homeward Bound" - Old Friends21:12 - Coffeehouse Conversations with Lindi Ortega & Adam Kukic27:01 - Lindi Ortega - "To Love Somebody" - Faded GloryvilleHear are two previews of our Coffeehouse Conversations with Lindi Ortega where she discuss Leonard Cohen and Paolo Nutini. Lindi discussses why she'd love to see Leonard Cohen perform live:Leonard Cohen - "So Long, Marianne" - Songs of Leonard CohenLindi discusses why she'd like to collaborate with Paolo Nutini:Paolo Nutini - "Pencil Full of Lead" - Sunny Side Up Coffeehouse Conversations air Sundays at 10am (EST) - wyep.org/listen-live

Feastival Preview

Feastival is a celebration of Food, Music, and Art in McKees Rocks. Joey Spehar welcomed Taris Vrcek and Caitlin Hazelton from The McKees Rocks C.D.C. to the Morning Mix to talk about the event and play Guest DJ.Taris & Caitlin's Guest DJ Set:Big Sam's Funky Nation - Funky DonkeyThe Commonheart - Can't Forget YouRobert Randolph & The Family Band - Amped UpFind more information about Feastival here. 

Melissa Ferrick on The Morning Mix

Melissa Ferrick talks to Cindy Howes about her new self-titled album on The Morning Mix. 

Brandi Carlile Guest DJ

Brandi Carlile joins Rosemary Welsch to play guest DJ on WYEP's Afternoon Mix.  Aired: July 27, 2015.Brandi's song selections include: Shovels & Rope "Birmingham", First Aid Kit "Emmylou", Indigo Girls "Spread the Pain Around"and Hozier "Work Song".

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