Jonathan Russell of The Head and The Heart
09/19/2022
Jonathan Russell of The Head and The Heart
Jonathan talks to morning host Matt Pelsor about how making the new album, Every Shade of Blue, felt like the band’s earlier days because of the unique and healthy way the band came together during the pandemic. He goes into detail on the single “Virginia,” and reveals the superstar he was trying to
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Bryan Devendorf of The National
09/05/2022
Bryan Devendorf of The National
The National drummer talks about 2019’s I am Easy to Find, and the film that goes along with it, as well as the new music coming out later this year. He also talks about what has kept him in his home city of Cincinnati ahead of their concert date at Indy’s TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
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Matt Nathanson
08/22/2022
Matt Nathanson
Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson plays the HiFi Annex on August 30! He joins morning host Matt Pelsor to talk about his new album, Boston Accent, as well as passion project Achtung Matty, his U2 tribute released around the 30th anniversary of the iconic Achtung Baby.
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Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule
08/08/2022
Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule
The Gov’t Mule frontman joins morning host Matt Pelsor to talk about their latest album, Heavy Load Blues. He explains how the recording process was unlike any other album they’ve done, and hints at the next record–both of which they recorded simultaneously. He also shares the unique way they decide
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Nels Cline of Wilco
07/25/2022
Nels Cline of Wilco
Wilco guitarist Nels Cline joins morning host Matt Pelsor to talk about how the new album Cruel Country came together, and compares its process to Matt’s favorite Wilco album Sky Blue Sky. Wilco plays TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park on August 14th.
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Ani DiFranco
07/11/2022
Ani DiFranco
Prolific singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco chats with morning host Matt Pelsor about her return to touring after the pandemic, and the funny reason she played three encores at a recent show. Matt also shared the origin story of his fandom for her, and he asked about the inspiration for the title track
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Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses
06/27/2022
Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses
Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell talks to morning host Matt Pelsor about the various inspirations for the new album Things are Great; breakups, both personal and within the band, as well as musical inspiration from a hotel room in Iceland. He shares on their decision to produce the record intern
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Derek Trucks
06/13/2022
Derek Trucks
Derek Trucks chats with morning host Matt Pelsor about the new Tedeschi Trucks Band quadruple album project I Am The Moon that comes out in stages throughout the summer. They talked about his unique style of playing, and when he realized he had a style all his own. Finally, Derek explained just what
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Chris Vos of The Record Company
05/30/2022
Chris Vos of The Record Company
Chris Vos of The Record Company chats with morning host Matt Pelsor about taking furniture from a legendary music venue on tour, Midwestern culture and ‘isms,’ as well as his role in popularizing bratwurst in LA. Plus, he shares his beer brat recipe, and talks about the struggle that was making the
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Paul Janeway of St. Paul & The Broken Bones
05/16/2022
Paul Janeway of St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Paul Janeway of St. Paul and the Broken Bones chats with morning host Matt Pelsor about his vast record collection, the band’s many TV appearances–including an Emmy-nominated appearance on CBS Saturday Morning, and a career turning point when they played David Letterman’s final season. He also share
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Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs
05/02/2022
Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs
Adam Granduciel talks with morning host Matt Pelsor about re-visiting select tracks on the album “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” after the album was mastered–something that rarely happens. Matt asks about working with Lucius again on the album’s title track, and Adam brings up their new member Eliza Jon
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Ben Rector
04/18/2022
Ben Rector
Ben Rector talks with morning host Matt Pelsor about the origin of “Joy,” the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop character created for his current album “The Joy of Music.” They explore the collaborators on the record, including Snoop Dogg and saxophone phenoms Dave Koz, and Kenny G; and Ben talks about gol
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Todd Snider
04/04/2022
Todd Snider
Singer-songwriter Todd Snider talks with morning host Matt Pelsor about his unique philosophies on life and music, and what audiences wanted from the first shows after the worst of the pandemic. He also talked about the movie Hard Luck Love Song, inspired by his song Just Like Old Times; plus his po
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Nathaniel Rateliff
03/21/2022
Nathaniel Rateliff
Nathaniel Rateliff joins us again to talk about making SNL history, the new Night Sweats album, his signature guitar from Gibson, and getting back out on the road with the band.
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Graham Nash
03/07/2022
Graham Nash
Graham Nash plays Brown County Music Center March 27th. Morning host Matt Pelsor spoke with him about reviving the same dates he had to cancel two years ago, his new music, his new book of photographs, his double live album coming out in April, and the controversy surrounding close friend Neil Young
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Lucy Dacus
02/21/2022
Lucy Dacus
Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus performed in Indy on February 12th. Morning host Matt Pelsor caught up to her a couple of weeks before the show BEFORE she suffered the herniated disc that made her do the Indy show and other dates lying on a couch. They talked about her new music, her songwriting proces
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Glyn Johns
02/07/2022
Glyn Johns
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame producer and engineer Glyn Johns turns 80 this month. In this episode, he explains the difference between a producer and an engineer, and shares an infamous Rolling Stones story in this 2015 interview with Paul Mendenhall that coincided with his book: Sound Man: A Life Recor
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The Head & The Heart + St. Paul & The Broken Bones
01/24/2022
The Head & The Heart + St. Paul & The Broken Bones
This episode features two shorter interviews with bands visiting in 2022, starting with The Head and the Heart, who play WTTS Rock On The River at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park on Friday, September 30th. They’re one of our more prolific Sun King Studio 92 performers, and this interview
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Seth Avett
01/10/2022
Seth Avett
The Avett Brothers come to Garfield Park on Saturday, August 20th. Seth Avett spoke with Paul Mendenhall in 2015 just before a show in West Lafayette about their North Carolina roots, and their enduring success in American roots music, as well as his professional and personal relationship with his b
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Don McLean
12/27/2021
Don McLean
Don McLean brings the “50th Anniversary of American Pie World Tour” to Clowes Memorial Hall May 1st, 2022. The singer-songwriter sat down with morning host Matt Pelsor to talk about the song he’s best known for, as well as setting the record straight on an urban legend surrounding it, and whether or
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Jon McLaughlin
12/13/2021
Jon McLaughlin
Hoosier singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin performs two shows with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on December 18th. Morning host Matt Pelsor caught up with him for a delightful chat to talk about his new music, his podcast Dadville with singer-songwriter Dave Barnes, and shooting the music video for hi
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Lukas Nelson
11/29/2021
Lukas Nelson
Lukas Nelson sings with his famous family on The Willie Nelson Family album, which came out on November 19th. His own band, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real released a new album in July called A Few Stars Apart. Matt Pelsor speaks with him about both albums, plus his extensive work on the 20
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Sting
11/15/2021
Sting
Sting is out with a new record called “The Bridge” on November the 19th. He talks with Matt Pelsor about the European tour that brought him to some ancient venues, including a special one he played on his 70th birthday. He also spoke about his Las Vegas residency, and his cameo in Hulu’s “Only Murde
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Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
11/01/2021
Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
Dave Pirner recently talked to Matt Pelsor about how his band navigated the pandemic, having put out their twelfth studio album just before lockdowns started. He reflected on the impact of their biggest song “Runaway Train,” and talked about the experience of having Prince record one of his songs.
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