Singer-songwriter John Fullbright released his remarkably accomplished album, From The Ground Up last May. He appeared on World Cafe with David Dye in December of 2012; you can listen to the session here. When John visited the Cafe one of the songs he performed was an incredible version of “Satan and St. Paul” that you can stream or download it below. The song is from a new, free collection of Cafe performances available for a very limited time during the month of February. Each weekday during the month World Cafe will offer one free song from a recent session. By February 22 there will be 20 new exclusive songs for you to enjoy. Here’s the catch: They are ONLY going to be available for the month, on March 1 they will disappear! Below, download “Satan and St. Paul” from John Fullbright. song; Go here to download tracks from Lord Huron, Calexico, Freelance Whales, Allen Stone and others.
XPN Welcomes a Holiday Concert with The Gathering featuring Rhiannon Giddens at Sellersville tonight. The string band’s enchanting harmonies weave a different set of carols to celebrate the yuletide. The Gathering, which is Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Laurelyn Dossett, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, and Jason Sypher, started playing together in 2011 as a seasonal project of the North Carolina Symphony. Their reputation escalated and they were soon being commissioned for more performances, finding their own among the embrace of holiday tours. Tickets for tonight’s all-ages performances can be found here; below, watch the band perform “Breaking Up Christmas.”
British singer-songwriter Matthew Hegarty began recording and performing as Matthew and the Atlas in 2010 with a full five-piece band, releasing a couple of EPs and touring the U.K. and the U.S. with Mumford & Sons before scaling back to an intimate one-man show late last year. Currently on tour with John Fullbright, Matthew and the Atlas will be stopping by Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville on Sunday, October 21st. For tickets and more information, click here. Download three tracks in exchange for your email address here, and watch the animated video for “Within the Rose” below.
23 year old singer-songwriter John Fullbright was raised and still lives in Okemah, Oklahoma, birthplace of Woody Guthrie. On Fullbright’s new album, From The Ground Up, he draws on the tradition of Guthrie along with some of Fullbright’s earliest songwriting heroes like Townes Van Zandt and Mickey Newbury. From The Ground Up is a remarkably accomplished record from a gifted up and coming story teller. This week, Fullbright’s album is WXPN’s Featured Album of The Week. Writing about the album, WXPN’s Mike Vasilikos says: “In a time where there is no short supply of guys with guitars, John Fullbright will grab your attention as a commanding singer, clever lyricist and earnest songwriter.” Fullbright performs this Thursday night at the Philadelphia Folk Festival where he will record a World Cafe performance with Cafe host David Dye.
23 year old singer-songwriter John Fullbright was raised and still lives in Okemah, Oklahoma, birthplace of Woody Guthrie. On Fullbright’s new album, From The Ground Up (released tomorrow), he draws on the tradition of Guthrie along with some of Fullbright’s earliest songwriting heroes like Townes Van Zandt and Mickey Newbury. From The Ground Up is a remarkably accomplished record from a gifted up and coming story teller. Fullbright plays World Cafe Live on Tuesday, May 15th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, download “Gawd Above” from Fullbright’s album.