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Collector's Edition digs deep into the archives of the Magnolia Avenue studios of KDHX for exclusive live performances by national and local artists. Tune in for the music, stick around for the interviews.

Collector's Edition digs deep into the archives of the Magnolia Avenue studios of KDHX for exclusive live performances by national and local artists. Tune in for the music, stick around for the interviews.
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Collector's Edition digs deep into the archives of the Magnolia Avenue studios of KDHX for exclusive live performances by national and local artists. Tune in for the music, stick around for the interviews.




#45 Diane Coffee

Collector's Edition digs into the vaults this week and uncovers a high-energy interview between KDHX host, Chris Sanley, and Shaun Fleming of the band, Diane Coffee. The exchange was originally recorded in January of this year, but it provides some much-needed color as we roll into fall. The band performs three songs: "Mayflower," "As You," and "Get By." Recorded January 20, 2018 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri. Engineered by Jon Valley, KE Luther and Andy Coco.


#44: Shelley Short

With a hauntingly beautiful voice, Shelley Short has provided harmonies for many well-known bands over her fifteen-year career. Currently on tour with Neko Case, she spoke to guest host, KE Luther, about feminism and what it means to play behind a musical legend. Short and her band played the songs "Death," "Muddy River," and "September." Recorded on July 7, 2018 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri. Engineered by KE Luther and Jon Valley.


#43: Ani DiFranco

In this episode, Chris Sanley, host of KDHX's The Future is Now, interviews feminist icon, Ani DiFranco, about motherhood, her upcoming memoir and the rise of the #metoo movement. This piece originally aired live from The Stage.


#42: Anna Burch

After more than 10 years as a member of bands like Frontier Ruckus and Failed Flowers, Anna Burch made her solo debut with this year's Quit The Curse. The album channels smart, jangly indie-pop while cataloging the in and outs of romantic entanglements. Burch and her band play the songs "Quit the Curse," "2 Cool 2 Care" and "Asking 4 a Friend." Recorded on June 20, 2018 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri. Engineered by KE Luther and Andy Coco.


#41: Calexico

In a special episode, John Wendland, host of "Memphis to Manchester," interviews members of Calexico.


#40: Tristen

The Nashville-based singer and songwriter Tristen Gaspadarek continues to mine the space between pop and folk on her 2017 LP Sneaker Waves. For this session, Tristen and her husband/guitar player Buddy Hughen played at KDHX's venue The Stage in front of a live audience. Songs performed are "Negotiating," "Glass Jar" and "Psychic Vampire." Recorded live at KDHX's The Stage on December 11. 2017. Engineered by Jon Valley.


#39: The Weather Station

Tamara Lindeman has recorded as the Weather Station for four albums running, but 2017's self-titled release felt a little more like a statement of purpose, a re-assertion of her identity under that moniker. On this episode, Lindeman plays three new songs solo and talks through the new songs as well as her evolution as a songwriter, guitarist and arranger. Songs performed are "You & I (On the Other Side of the World)," "Impossible" and "Free." Engineered by Jon Valley. Recorded on February...


#38: Marie/Lepanto

Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel) and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (Water Liars, Theodore) team up as Marie/Lepanto, marrying their mutual loves of keen, scalpel-sharp songwriting and sometimes-moody, sometimes-rangy guitar atmospherics. They joined us in the KDHX studio on the eve of their first-ever live performance as this duo, and we talk about the forces that brought them together and how highway road signs can offer direction in more ways than one. Songs performed are...


#37: The Mountain Goats

On 2017's Goths, the Mountain Goats channel one of singer John Darnielle's favorite musical subcultures while painting its songs in lighter shades of electric piano and saxophone. For this stripped-down set, Darnielle is joined by pianist and saxophonist Matt Douglas for one tune from the new record and a pair from 2007's Get Lonely. Songs performed are "Wear Black," "In the Hidden Places" and "Get Lonely." Engineered by Andy Coco and Cody Pees. Recorded on September 11, 2017 at KDHX in...


#36: Super Doppler

Formerly known as Major & the Monbacks, this Virginia-bred sextet revels in warm and fuzzy psych-pop built on a common language of Beatles, Beach Boys and Dr. Dog LPs. Super Doppler performs the songs "Moonlight Anthems," "Sandman" and "Over and Over" from its new LP Moonlight Anthems. Recorded at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri on August 10, 2017. Engineered by Jon Valley.


#35: Ha Ha Tonka

Hailing from West Plains, Missouri, Ha Ha Tonka has spent its past five albums working through vibrant and spirited Americana, and on this year's Heart-Shaped Mountain, the quintet wrestles with the rigors of adulthood. Songs performed are "Arkansas," "Race to the Bottom" and "Everything." Recorded on May 19, 2017 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri. Engineered by Jon Valley.


#34: Charly Bliss

New York-based foursome Charly Bliss channels a fuzzy and effervescent strand of 90s pop-punk while making its own stamp on the genre. The band plays three songs from its debut full-length "Guppy" and singer/guitarist Eva Hendricks talks about the band's experiences on the road and in the studio. Songs performed are "DQ," "Percolator" and "Ruby." Recorded on April 30, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Engineered by Andy Coco.


#33: Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge and his six-piece band get a warm hometown welcome for this recording, done in front of a live audience at the Stage at KDHX ahead of the release of his latest "Manic Revelations." LaFarge and company perform the songs "Riot in the Streets," "Must be a Reason," "Going to the Country" and "Good Luck Charm." Recorded live at the Stage at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri on May 11, 2017. Engineered by Jon Valley and Andy Coco.


#32: Tift Merritt

Tift Merritt's gifts for songcraft and perfectly pitched delivery are old news at this point, but it's good to know that she can still turn a phrase and break a heart 15 years into her career. She and partner Eric Heywood offer up three acoustic songs from her latest "Stitch of the World." Songs performed are "Dusty Old Man," "My Boat" and "Wait for Me." Engineered by Jon Valley. Recorded on March 1, 2017 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri.


#31: Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo's long career has led him through strains of punk, folk and Americana, but for 2016's Burn Something Beautiful he channels rangy, guitar-heavy rock & roll. He's joined on that album by Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (Minus 5), but for this session it's just him and his acoustic guitar. Songs performed on this episode are "Farewell to the Good Times," "Heartbeat Smile" and "Beauty and the Buzz." Recorded on November 13, 2016 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri....


#30: Amanda Shires

When Amanda Shires isn't on stage -- performing her own songs or in support of her husband Jason Isbell or the legendary John Prine -- she pursues her MFA in creative writing; on her latest LP, My Piece of Land, she walks the line between biography and fiction. Shires sings three new songs and talks at length about her writing process, life on the road and much more. Songs performed are "Harmless," "Pale Fire" and "When You're Gone." Recorded on November 3, 2016 at KDHX in St. Louis,...


#29: Adia Victoria

On her debut album "Beyond the Bloodhounds," singer and guitarist Adia Victoria uses an updated and dark-tinted brand of electric blues to tell her stories and consider the intersections of her black, Southern, female identities. On this episode, we'll talk with Adia Victoria about the legacy of music as social protest in the era of Black Lives Matter. Songs performed are "Dead Eyes," "Head Rot" and "Invisible Hands." Recorded September 25, 2016 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri. Engineered...


#28: Oh Pep!

Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs combined their first syllables and their musical talents in creating Oh Pep! in their native Melbourne, Australia a few years ago. Both have studied music at the university level but their earliest recordings show an unfussy freedom in adopting folk and Americana forms. On this year's full-length Stadium Cake, the pair embrace a fuller palette of pop sounds while still tackling some big-ticket issues in their lyrics. Songs performed are "Wanting," Doctor...


#27: Will Johnson

Will Johnson led the beloved Denton, Texas-based Centro-matic for over 15 years, and after that band's friendly dissolution, he released Swan City Vampires and embarked on a series of living room tours. Johnson will play three songs from that new LP -- "Call, Call, Call," "Nameless, But a Lover" and "Pulleys" on this episode. Recorded on May 25, 2016 at KDHX in St. Louis. Engineered by Andy Coco.


#26: The Staves

The three Stavely-Taylor sisters -- Emily, Camilla and Jessica -- have been recording as the Staves for a number of years, fusing the austerity of British folk with the rich overtones of their harmonies. Their latest, the three-song EP "Sleeping in a Car," reunites the band with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, who lends production help on these songs as the Staves move outside of purely acoustic music and embrace electronic and ambient textures. Songs performed for this session are "Make It...