Songs From Studio C

Songs From Studio C is North State Public Radio's in-studio music series. The show aims to connect listeners with artists performing here in the North State and to learn the stories behind their songs. Songs From Studio C is produced by Nolan Ford with videography by Sky Scholfield, Tanner Walsh, and Malcolm Ashton.

Songs From Studio C airs every other Monday at 6:44 PM and Tuesday at 7:45 AM, also publishing here with exclusive web content.

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Songs From SXSW: Part 1

May 1, 2017

South By Southwest is a mecca for creative professionals from around the world. Every year in early spring thousands of musicians, filmmakers, innovators, and entrepreneurs descend on Austin, Texas to share ideas, network with like-minded people, and advance their creative goals. This year NSPR made the journey to see what great new music we could discover, and for the next several weeks we'll be releasing all the content that we recorded at the event.

Songs From Studio C: ALO

Apr 17, 2017

Today we're joined by the Animal Liberation Orchestra, also known as ALO. Although some of the friendships in the band date back to grade school, the rock band officially got its start as college students in Santa Barbara. ALO will perform just outside our broadcast region later this summer.

Today we're joined by progressive/folk rock band, Wicked Man. Hailing from Oakland and led by the songwriting of vocalist Yonatan Tietz, the group has released three albums and been touring since 2014. Wicked Man is on tour now and will perform in Chico at Midtown Local on Saturday, April 15th.

Graham Nash and Shane Fontayne stopped by North State Public Radio to perform some new songs as well as a couple classics before their show at Laxson Auditorium on the Chico State campus.

Today we're joined by Massachusetts songwriter, Heather Maloney. Heather’s music first arrived at the NSPR doorstep in the form of an EP titled “Woodstock” that she recorded accompanied by the folk band, Darlingside. The album features a beautiful cover of the classic Joni Mitchell song, and showcases Heather’s impressive talent as a vocal artist. In addition to this collaboration album, Heather also has a flourishing solo career with three recordings behind her including her latest release, Making Me Break.

Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra was formed in Santa Cruz in 2012. Since then the folk/blues band has been continuously touring across the nation and beyond, including annual trips to perform throughout Europe. Marty O’Reilly is currently on tour in the UK, but will return to perform within our broadcast region later this year. 

Today’s guest is a rising star here in the North State. Based out of Sacramento, Jessica Malone has performed multiple times at the annual Bottle Rock Music Festival in Napa Valley, and is currently on a solo tour that will bring her through our broadcast region later this week. Jessica’s songwriting is often influenced by jazz and the blues, but she’ll tell you that she most closely identifies with the genre of folk. Jessica Malone’s latest album Miles Left To Walk will be available later this week and she’s scheduled to perform live here in Chico this Friday night. 

photo by Vincent Vanguard

Evin Wolverton is a singer/songwriter who first arrived in Chico about 10 years ago. Since then he has built a name for himself as one of the strongest creative forces in town, regularly appearing as a solo performer as well as a supporting musician for notable acts such as Pat Hull and the Uncle Dad’s Art Collective. Evin has also inspired many aspiring poets in the area by curating the online community known as the “1 Day Poem Club.”  

Steep Ravine is an Americana act based out of the Bay Area. Led by the songwriting of guitarist Simon Linsteadt, the band blends elements of folk, jazz, blues, and classical to create a sound all of their own. The band is in the process of completing their third full-length studio album, and is also responsible for curating the annual DIO (Do-It-Ourselves) Music Festival. We talk with the group about all this and more in this week's show.

Today we’re joined by Arkansas folk/soul duo, Handmade Moments. Last year, songwriters Anna Horton and Joel Ludford became temporary North State residents following an unfortunate car accident while on tour, but have since made their way back to “The Natural State” to work on a new album. The duo will return to the North State in the spring to perform their politically-charged music.