Keith DeBoer's Audio

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KRUU's own Keith DeBoer sat down with Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, the melodic brains and beauty that comprise the soul of Barnaby Bright.  The duo, named after the summer soltice, drove for hours in the early morning (after a late night show) so they could arrive at KRUU's studio in advance of their evening double bill with The Sea, The Sea (opening song before this interview). What ensued was manic conversation, punch drunk laughter and an amazing 2 song, in-studio performance.

Nathan and Rebecca are two modern day troubadours, averaging  40,000 miles a year to places like London, Amsterdam, and New York's Lincoln Center. They've appeared on stage with bands like the Lumineers and Norah Jones. Their multiple guitars, harmonium, banjo, ukulele, floorboard bass, thumb pianos and keyboards yield creative instrumentation, stellar harmonies and a stage show that places them at the top of our short list of Indie-folk duos you do not want to miss.

Lynn Miles Interview August 2013

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An interview with award winning, Canadian singer-songwriter, Lynn Miles. She has twelve albums to her credit and is the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award (Canada's version of the Grammy's)  for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Her last three albums also received Juno award nominations. Her brand new album, Downpour, is currently listed at #12 on the Euroamerican chart and received a 5 star review from Maverick Magazine saying: "Lynn Miles excels at esquisite melancholy and delivers another aurally addictive course of intensive treatment." KRUU DJ Keith DeBoer met with Lynn this summer after her performance at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Colorado and engaged her in a lively and informative interview about her life, her passion and her music. 

Drew Nelson Interview April 23rd 2013

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Rust Belt-born, Navy veteran Drew Nelson talks to KRUU host Keith DeBoer about his mix of Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk influenced by Bo Ramsey, Jimmy LaFave and John Gorka. Topics include life in a small town, his approach to character based songwriting, his native American Indian roots and hot yoga as a substitute for a sweat lodge. Check out this lively interview with an up and coming roots-rock player you'll be hearing a lot more from in future years.

Interview with Gavin Jones

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KRUU host Keith DeBoer has an informal afternoon chat with Gavin Jones. A singer-songwriter whose sound has been described as a sweet, soft, and unique acoustic folk that shares a melodic lineage with Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow. His gentle falsetto and soaring melodies lead listeners to a silent contentment and takes them on a journey through the human heart.  His album, called simply, The Fountain, features homespun tales of relationships, nature, God, honesty, frailty and strength.  A rare and perfect intersection of heart, mind, wood, string and a voice that explores the depths of our universal soul.

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In this succinct and refreshing discussion, KRUU host Keith DeBoer chats with award winnning songwriter Maya de Vitry about her musical passion and her band, The Stray Birds.  Maya waxes philosophic on the band's motivations for performance, creating "space" in their music and the inspiration behind her award winning songs: Sparrow, Harlem and others.

- Roots Rock Roadhouse - 20130305-Mike Mangione

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This week's feature is the soulfull folk rock of Mike Mangione and The Union. I'll be playing tracks from their brand new and unreleased album. Bo Ramsey (of Greg and Pieta Brown) says: "When I first saw Mike and his band I thought, this is a real band--unique and dynamic!"  Mike Mangione's band consists of the usual drums, bass and guitar but adds violin and cello to create its special sound. They will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Friday March 8th. 

Well the night’s busted open on those two lanes to anywhere
There’s a kiss on my cheek and it burns so I leave it there
I step on the gas and something begins to shake

It’s my heart and it’s singing, boy, this is more than you can take

--Mike Mangione, You Don't Wann Leave


Paul Thorn Interview Feb 1, 2013

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Keith DeBoer leads a delightful 30 minute conversation with rising star Paul Thorn about his music, his songwriting, skydiving, his career as a professional boxer and losing his virginity while listening to Men At Work. Paul pulls no punches and does some straight talkin on topics like family, life on the road, American Idol, selling his folk art, race relations in the deep south and much more.  All of Paul's recent albums have spent time at the top of the Americana charts so check out this up and coming roots rocker!

David Olney Interview January 8, 2013

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David Olney has been described as the Leonard Cohen of Americana music. He has been lauded by Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and many others. His songs have been recorded by Emmy Lou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and more. David was kind enough to join Keith DeBoer in a frank and personal discussion of his early folk music roots, life on the road, his approach to live performance and how inspiration and perspiration become the fine art of songwriting.

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KRUU host, Keith DeBoer  spent an entertaining and deeply personal half hour with the husband and wife duo Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. The discussed their 400,000 miles of touring in the same vehicle, their new album (Dedication) and its piano driven ballads, its Beatlesque undertones, life, love and the pursuit of musical happiness.

Interview: Grammy nominee Mathew Santos on March 6, 2012

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Keith DeBoer caught up with Grammy nominee Mathew Santos at his home in Chicago, just after his recent tour (and bike ride around the neighborhood). They discuss 'on the road' stories, collaborations with Lupe Fiasco, following your dream, playing solo vs. with his band, and more.

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