Sessions From Studio A

Thursday at 7 p.m. & Sunday at 6 p.m.

Sessions From Studio A is a local program dedicated to showcasing regional and touring musicians, featuring  performances recorded in WNIJ's own Studio A in DeKalb.

The program presents genres of music ranging from folk to indie rock, blues, alternative country, Americana, world music and more, in a way that provides the listener with a live concert experience. Hosted by Carl Nelson, these performances are accompanied by interviews with the artists who discuss their inspirations, aspirations, and the stories behind their original songs.

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Sessions from Studio A - Funktional Family

Feb 8, 2018
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WNIJ's Sessions from Studio A has a growing reputation as a showcase for energetic performances, and Funktional Family brought their A game. This band features members of Backwoods Bunny Fight, another band we featured.

Sessions from Studio A - The Bare Hambones

Feb 1, 2018
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The Bare Hambones stopped by WNIJ’s Studio A to give an energetic hoedown of a performance! This Chicago-area band mixes the sounds of bluegrass, folk, rockabilly, and outlaw-country with the texture of piano and mandolin -- the main instruments. The band includes Tim Larsen on piano and lead vocals, Michael Brown on acoustic guitar, Brad Riverdahl on drums, Tony Kubicek playing bass and Mike Marshall on mandolin. Since their performance in Studio A, The Bare Hambones added a sixth member to the band named Jeff Cali, playing lead guitar.

Sessions from Studio A - Go Go Torpedo

Jan 25, 2018
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Go Go Torpedo performs "Golden Death Sun" in WNIJ's Studio A.

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Sessions from Studio A - Goose Doctor

Jan 18, 2018
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Goose Doctor performing "Pulsating Arteries" in WNIJ's Studio A.

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Sessions from Studio A - Sarah Eide

Jan 11, 2018
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Sarah Eide performs "Challenge and Victory" in WNIJ's Studio A.

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