New York public radio station WFUV(FM) released the seventh volume of City Folk Live, a compilation of live in-studio performances recorded at the station's famed Studio A. Featured on the CD are the American radio debuts of overseas acts such as The Thrills, Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum, Rachael Yamagata and Ricky Fante.
Live performances by domestic performers Edie Brickell, Fountains of Wayne, Emmylou Harris, Steve Forbert, Ani DiFranco, Old 97s, Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright and Rickie Lee Jones also are included.
"Putting this collection together reminded us of how many great artists we've been lucky enough to have visiting us at WFUV. Behind each recording is a story," said City Folk Live producer and WFUV Music Director Rita Houston. "When The Thrills stopped by, they were very shy in the interview portions of the session, but completely shined in their live performance. They played hoops at the Fordham University gym afterwards...And when we first met a 16-year-old Joss Stone, she brought along her band and her mom."
City Folk Live Volume VII is available with WFUV membership at www.wfuv.org.