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.

Have a band you'd like to hear on Sessions from Studio A? Send us your suggestions: sessions@niu.edu

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Sessions from Studio A - Old Town Tribune

Mar 1, 2018

Old Town Tribune stopped by WNIJ's Studio A to perform original, traditional bluegrass. The band includes Wes Carr on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Charlie Ford on bass, Zac Economou playing the guitar and adding backup vocals, and Brad Utterback playing the banjo.

Sessions from Studio A - The Antitones

Feb 22, 2018
Carl Nelson / WNIJ

The Antitones perform "The Panther's Hunt" in WNIJ's Studio A.

Find The Antitones on Facebook.

Sessions from Studio A - The Vince Chiarelli Band

Feb 15, 2018
Carl Nelson / WNIJ

WNIJ’s Sessions from Studio A recently asked The Vince Chiarelli Band to stop by and give us a taste of some traditional Italian-American styled music. This Rockford-based group is connected through their Sicilian ancestry and influences, while also finding themselves exploring and incorporating increasing amounts of Latin elements. The band includes Vince Chiarelli's vocal and guitar stylings, Frank Calvagna filling out melodies on lead guitar, Tony Chiarelli playing bass guitar and occasionally Tim Austin on the drums.

Sessions from Studio A - Funktional Family

Feb 8, 2018
Carl Nelson / WNIJ

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
Carl Nelson / WNIJ

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.

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