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“Old Believers” by Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons

“Old Believers” by Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons

Americana folk rockers Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons released their sophomore album Old Believers last month under Readymade Records. Wisconsin natives Cory Chisel and Adriel Harris teamed up with producer Brendan Benson (of The Raconteurs) this time around. Benson’s hand in the album is made evident by the variety of pop, country and blues […]

“For Higher” by Ryan Montbleau

“For Higher” by Ryan Montbleau

Ryan Montbleau made a bold decision while creating his newest album, For Higher — he decided to record the entire thing without his band. He wanted something different, and different is definitely what he got. With the help of George Porter, Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne, and Simon Lott, Montbleau was able to compose an album […]

“Bring It On Home” by Joan Osborne

“Bring It On Home” by Joan Osborne

As they say, “home is where the heart is” and with the release of her seventh studio album, Bring It On Home, Joan Osborne certainly gets in touch with her roots. Her blues roots that is. Bring It On Home pays homage to some of Osborne’s favorites and inspirations with covers from the greats of […]

On the Verge: Horse Feathers

On the Verge: Horse Feathers

At 4:15 PM each Tuesday, WERS brings you our On The Verge segment which highlights an artist we think is up-and-coming. This week’s artist On The Verge is Portland based indie folk band Horse Feathers whose fourth full-length album, Cynic’s New Year, is out now. Folk band Horse Feathers stopped by WERS to perform a […]

Fiona Apple Live In Concert

Fiona Apple Live In Concert

Fans of Fiona Apple were in for a treat at last night’s show at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center. Apple was in top form and gave the crowd roughly an hour and a half of breathtaking and powerful music. She’s touring in support of her fourth album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver […]

Billy Bragg at Somerville Theatre

Billy Bragg at Somerville Theatre

For a musician who has been on the folk, punk, and leftist scene intermittently throughout the past thirty-five years, Billy Bragg’s message remains remarkably consistent. At the Somerville Theatre this past Thursday evening, new and old fans alike rallied around the force of his personality and the still-strong and completely current political messages that come […]

On the Verge: Julia Easterlin

On the Verge: Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin, one of the many talented artists performing at the upcoming Songs for Soldiers event, is just a year out of Berklee and already she has performed at SXSW and Lollapalooza. She is a singer/songwriter who does something with her music that I have never seen before: Easterlin is a loop-artist, and the two […]

Discover: “Blunderbuss”

Discover: “Blunderbuss”

June’s Album of the Month is Jack White’s Blunderbuss

Shawn Colvin Live In Studio

Shawn Colvin Live In Studio

Between a memoir, a new album, and a rigorous tour schedule, Shawn Colvin took time to stop by WERS this past Thursday. She grabbed a seat and immediately started feeling around on her fingerboard as we prepared for her solo acoustic session. As a singer-songwriter who has been creating albums for 23 years, Colvin seemed […]

The Walkmen Live In Studio

The Walkmen Live In Studio

With their newest album, Heaven, released ten years since their debut record, it’s clear The Walkmen have a lot of memories to look back on. Singer and guitarist Hamilton Leithauser, guitarist Paul Maroon, bassist Walter Martin, and drummer Matt Barrick all stopped by the WERS studio for a special live performance (keyboardist Peter Bauer was unable to join with […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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