1. Episode 171: This Mountain (Indiana)

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    This just goes to show, that with a talented group of musicians one microphone really is all you need. It's clear that the members of this band drink the same Johnson City Tennessee water that Jill Andrews, Josh Oliver, and Sam Quinn regularly drink. My friend Dalton turned me on to these guys a number of months ago and they did not disappoint. Here they are performing a stripped down version of Indiana from their similarly titled EP.

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    • Harvey's Kitchen Episode #166: Natalie Prass, 'When I am Alone' (Part 2)

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      Not only one of the sharpest up-and-coming songwriters in Nashville, Natalie Prass possesses a rare artistic method she infuses into all her endeavors. She handcrafts album artwork and flyers and organizes local vinyl listening parties/drawing sessions, and there appears to be little end to the homespun creativity of this bright young talent. She’s also no slouch in the pipes department either — the girl can sing. Prass’ brand of indie folk is not to be underestimated. While her delicate alto evokes clear benchmarks of influence — see early Rilo Kiley, Feist, Karen Carpenter, etc. — Prass never seems weighed down by the artists she’s absorbed. Instead, she has developed a refreshing guitar-grounded musical vocabulary and a knack for infectious and entrancing tunes. Still, it’s a spirit of invitation and friendship that continues to be Prass’ most pronounced attribute.

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      • The Collide: A Sneak Preview

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        The compositions created for The Collide: Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina are commissioned by NCSU Center Stage, Davidson College Friends of the Arts and Smith Artist Series, UNCW Presents, The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, and The Performing Arts Series at Appalachian State University. Additional support is provided by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; and by South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the N. C. Arts Council.

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        • Episode 150: The David Wax Museum (That's not true)

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          The David Wax Museum returns to our house for another session. Their new album, "Everything is Saved" perhaps an oblique reference to Sam Quinn's album, "Everything is Broken" (that's just a guess) is a wild blend of folk and traditional Mexican music with fantastically ambitious compositions such as "Unfruitful" which hint at a dark vaudevillian milieu whilst simultaneously tacitly expressing their virtuosity. So far this year they've been featured by NPR (All Things Considered, World Cafe, All Songs Considered), opened for the Avett Brothers on numerous occasions, appeared on the PBS NewsHour, and performed at the Newport Folk Festival. They're a busy bunch. Here they are performing, "That's not True" in our hallway. This marks our 150th session.

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          • For the Birds: Let me keep you

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            Comprised of members of the bands, Now You See Them, Ten Cent Poetry, and the Honeycutters; For the Birds performs in our hallway a lovely number written by Melissa Hyman.

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            • Handheld: Katharine Whalen and her Fascinators (Madly Love)

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              I popped down to Efland yesterday to visit my friends Katharine and Will. They recently got hitched in a spray of Jesus candles and wild flowers, bonfires and musicians from all over the area. Here they are playing "Madly Love" from the upcoming album "Madly Love." You can help them complete it by visiting their kickstarter page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1927133178/making-madly-love-katharine-whalens-electric-folk I was smiling all afternoon.

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              • Katharine Whalen and her Fascinators

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                Katharine's kickstarter campaign ends May 24th. Please help our friend Katharine meet her goal. You can contribute here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1927133178/making-madly-love-katharine-whalens-electric-folk?ref=live

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