WYEP Welcomes

January 25, 2015


Over the past 20 years, Wilco have gone from plain-spoken alt-country to the pinnacle of experimental folk and art rock.” – Rolling Stone. 

 Throughout the past two decades Wilco has won multiple Grammy Awards, released eight studio albums, as well as a trio of albums with Billy Bragg penning music to lyrics by Woody Guthrie and founded its own record label (dBpm Records) and festival (Solid Sound). The prolific Chicago sextet has also earned a reputation as a live powerhouse: “To see Wilco on stage is to hear the best of the best.” – NPR. 


 The Chicago rock band’s latest release is its ninth studio album Star Wars. Initially made available with no advance notice as a free digital download on July 17, Star Wars has been hailed as the band’s “most concise, catchy, naturally songful album in at least a decade,” by Rolling Stone and called “a roughhewn, fuzzed-out blast” by A.V. Club. It is available now for purchase in all formats: digital, CD and vinyl, through wilcoworld.net, iTunes, Amazon and at local independent record stores. 


 Wilco is: 


Jeff Tweedy – guitars, vocals


John Stirratt – bass, vocals
Glenn Kotche – drums, percussion
Nels Cline – guitars
Patrick Sansone – guitars, keyboards, vocals
Mikael Jorgensen – keyboards, vocals

March 16, 2015

Dr. Dog

Pennsylvanian rockers Dr. Dog represent a blast from the past. Their music has often been compared to acts from long ago, including The Beatles and The Beach Boys, to name a couple. The retro sound of Dr. Dog has resulted in several memorable records in their nearly 15 years of existence, yet like any great band, sometimes their recorded material pales in comparison to their live act.

June 6, 2015

Father John Misty

June 9, 2015

The War on Drugs

June 18, 2015

An Evening with Damien Rice

June 18, 2015

Heartless Bastards with special guest Craig Finn

July 25, 2015

JD McPherson with Jake La Botz, Slim Forsythe

You could mistake JD McPherson for a revivalist, given how few other contemporary artists are likely to assert, as he boldly does, that "'Keep a Knockin' by Little Richard is the best record ever made. It's so insanely visceral, you feel like it's going to explode your speakers. If I'm listening to that in the car, I find myself having to brake suddenly. I can listen to that and it makes me feel like I'm 20 feet tall. And the feeling of joy I get from that record is always going to be the real push behind trying to make music." But in a very real sense, McPherson is much more a pioneer than roots resuscitator. He's knocking at the door of something that arguably hasn't yet been accomplished - a spirited, almost spiritual hybrid that brings the forgotten lessons from the earliest days of rock & roll into a future that has room for the modernities of studio technique and 21st century singer/songwriter idiosyncrasies that Richard Penniman would not recognize.

July 29, 2015

Old Crow Medicine Show with Very Special Guest Sturgill Simpson

On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel", receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies. 

The band got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.

August 4, 2015

An Evening with Delta Spirit And Friends

Alternative Rock

September 22, 2015

Punch Brothers with Gabriel Kahane

Punch Brothers’ latest album, the T Bone Burnett–produced The Phosphorescent Blues, addresses with straight-up poignancy and subversive humor the power and the pitfalls of our super-connected era. Digitally fueled isolation may be a theme, but this virtuosic acoustic quintet offers its warmest, most emotive and elegantly melodic work to date. A longing for community and connection was both impetus and inspiration for this disc. Punch Brothers had been touring almost non-stop since uniting to support mandolin player Chris Thile’s 2006 solo album, How to Grow a Woman From the Ground. After scaling back in February 2013, the band began writing sessions where, Thile relates, they had animated debates about how they relate to music, and to each other, through a digital filter.

September 23, 2015

Calexico featuring Gaby Moreno

Calexico is no stranger to negotiating borders. For the better part of two decades, eight albums, and countless trips around the globe, Joey Burns and John Convertino have crossed musical barriers with their band, embracing a multitude of diverse styles, variety in instrumentation, and well-cultivated signature sounds. Under fences it digs and over mountains it climbs, sometimes into untrodden terrain, sometimes towards a more familiar landscape, and sometimes simply walking that fine line to soak up sustenance from all sides. These are men from the desert, yes, but there has always been so much more to Calexico than just heritage and heat. Now, with Edge of the Sun, Burns and Convertino find themselves straddling that celestial division of light and dark, taking inspiration from a trip to a place surprisingly unexplored by the band before, and with the benefit of many friends and comrades to help guide the way.

September 27, 2015

Patty Griffin with Sam Lee

Patty Griffin is a Grammy-Award winning artist who has achieved great acclaim for her songwriting as well as her powerful voice. Her first two albums, Living With Ghosts and Flaming Red are considered seminal albums in the singer-songwriter genre, while Children Running Though won Best Album and led to her being named Best Artist at the 2007 Americana Music Awards. She won the Grammy for Downtown Church, her 2010 gospel album. Her songs have been covered by a myriad of artists including Emmylou Harris, The Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez and Bette Midler. She was born in Old Town, Maine and resides in Austin, Texas.

September 29, 2015

An Acoustic Evening with Yo La Tengo featuring Dave Schramm

Like the nest, the arrival of a new Yo La Tengo record is a wonder of nature indeed. Constructing in their own fashion a nest for the making of recordings in a confortable, familiar setting. Assembled from a variety of materials both natural and synthetic, their nest is a strong one. Yet unlike the bird’s nest held together by poop, theirs is a nest that rarely needs such an adhesive to some relief. With occasion, the splendid nature of both endeavors requires the new and its relations. 

September 30, 2015

Warren Haynes with Chris Stapleton

Grammy Award winning artist Warren Haynes has been recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players in the world. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead – his virtuosic artistry has led to thousands of unforgettable performances and millions of album and track sales. Despite all of the ground that Haynes has covered on his musical journey, the impressive thing is that he still has many miles to explore. On his newest solo album Ashes and Dust, he puts forth one of his most gorgeous, musically rich and personal albums to date. It is endlessly exciting to see one of the most brilliant minds in modern music shine an entirely new light on the depths of his creativity.

October 6, 2015

Grace Potter

Grace Potter is an American rocker from Vermont who began her career in an indie band, self-producing albums and touring extensively in the jam bands and music festivals circuit. In 2005 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals signed for Hollywood Records; they have published four studio albums, encompassing rock subgenres such as blues rockfolk rockhard rock, and alternative rock. Their third, self-titled album (2010) has been a major commercial success, topping iTunes charts and receiving international attention.

October 9, 2015


Like their celestial namesake, Stars only come out at night. It’s been 14 years since the Montreal band debuted with an album of intimate synth-pop whispers titled Nightsongs, but really, any of the increasingly assertive and sonically elaborate records they’ve released since could be named that. Whether between the sheets or on the streets, the nighttime is when the most pivotal moments of your life play out: the drunken dusk-to-dawn hangs through which eternal friendships are forged; the knowing glance across the dancefloor that leads to exchanged phone numbers, that ominous 3 a.m. phone call from the hospital; the decision to turn a new leaf that can only come when you’ve spent five despairing hours staring at a ceiling fan. These are the worlds that Stars songs inhabit, to show us that, even in our most vulnerable and naked states, we are never truly alone.

October 14, 2015

WYEP Presents The Zombies

This unique presentation will unite past and present….featuring both the current incarnation of The Zombies performing material from their highly-anticipated new studio album, and a reunion of all 4 surviving original members, who will lovingly recreate “Odessey & Oracle” in its entirety with full instrumentation.

October 14, 2015

91.3 WYEP and Sailor Jerry present: An Evening with Lucero

October 21, 2015

Norah Jones

Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the February 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described "moody little record" that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing synthetic pop music of the time. Since then, Jones has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and become a 9-time Grammy-winner. She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums-Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), The Fall (2009), and Little Broken Hearts (2012)-as well as two albums with her country collective The Little Willies and one with the Brooklyn based Puss N Boots. The 2010 compilation ...Featuring Norah Jones showcased her incredible versatility by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, and Foo Fighters. Little Broken Hearts, which was produced by Danger Mouse, presented the fascinating next step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world's most consistently intriguing singer-songwriters. Jones previously collaborated with Danger Mouse on his acclaimed 2011 album ROME, a valentine to classic Italian film score music that also featured Jack White. Fans can expect to hear songs from across Norah’s entire catalog on the fall US tour dates!

October 22, 2015

Maia Sharp

Maia Sharp wears many hats.  She has had her songs recorded by The Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Keb’ Mo’, Cher, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, Paul Carrack, Lisa Loeb and many more.  She produced Edwin McCain's last album Mercy Bound (429 Records) and most recently two songs for Art Garfunkel's retrospective double album The Single (Sony).  And through it all, Maia has continued to record her own albums.  She has five solo releases and one collaborative project with Art Garfunkel and Buddy Mondlock that have all been critically acclaimed and enthusiastically embraced by press and radio.  Each release has led to extensive touring throughout the US and UK and appearances on Mountain Stage, Acoustic Cafe, World Cafe, NPR's "All Things Considered," CBS Early Morning and the Today Show to name a few.  Her latest album Change the Ending , released last August by Blix Street Records has led to more good reviews, a video for its first single “Me After You” and another string of dates opening for rock and roll hall of famer, Bonnie Raitt.

October 22, 2015

Maia Sharp

In a career that spans two decades, the California native has established a reputation as a songwriter's songwriter, possessing a seamless sense of craft as well as an uncanny knack for cutting straight to the heart of complex emotional issues. In the process, she's won a passionate grass-roots fan base, while seeing her compositions covered by artists from across the musical spectrum.

October 25, 2015

Joe Jackson

 Joe Jackson is a musician and singer-songwriter with over nineteen studio albums and five Grammy Award nominations. Joe Jackson’s most recent project is a tribute to one of his greatest musical heroes, Duke Ellington. The Duke is an often radical re-interpretation of fifteen Ellington classics, arranged into ten tracks, and featuring an eclectic roster of guest artists including Iggy Pop, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson and other members of The Roots, Sharon Jones, Steve Vai, and jazz violin star Regina Carter, who joined Joe on the subsequent tour.


October 25, 2015

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band

Sermon on the Rocks, the new album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released October 16th. The album was recorded in New Orleans earlier this year, and it’s Josh’s most freewheeling and adventurous record to date. These October dates are special full-band shows to celebrate the release of the record. Get ready to get down!

October 28, 2015

Joan Armatrading

Over her 42 years of touring, Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour. For her last major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first ever full-scale solo concerts. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career.

Three times GRAMMY® Award-nominated, Brit Award nominee, and Ivor Novello Award-winning producer, musician Joan Armatrading MBE is recognized as one of the world’s leading singers, songwriters and guitarists. Known as a true craftsperson, her distinctive vocals and consummate musicianship have led to unanimous, widespread and, perhaps most importantly, consistent critical acclaim. Effortlessly eclectic, her sound has ranged from true soul to sophisticated pop driven by her passionate guitar.

In musical terms, Joan Armatrading has achieved far more than most performers even dream of – she has played, and still does, with some of the finest musicians around. She has received countless gold, platinum, and silver discs and figured large in VH1's “100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.”

November 3, 2015

Robert DeLong with special guest Colemen Hell

Robert DeLong has a thing for tarot, but that shouldn't be too surprising. The rise of the Los Angeles dance-pop provocateur and one-man band seems fated thus far. In 2013, his self-fulfilling Global Concepts single became an international hit and he's been following it around the world since, from dives to clubs to nearly every festival you've ever heard of. Now the man returns from the neon wilderness with his most diverse and beat-driven work yet: In the Cards. DeLong's second album boldly swirls electronic strains—techno, house, drum & bass, electro, trip-hop—with rock composition and emotive soul. Each song is an aural world unto itself where DeLong probes a different angle of the record's theme: Is the story of our lives written "in the cards" or are we free to make our destinies? Ultimately, is there a difference?