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You're a music devotee and want to know more about an artist than who produced their new release (you know, the interview answer they're giving every other media outlet in the country). WFPK in Louisville, KY is proud to present "The First Cut," conversations with some of the most talented singer/songwriters recording today. WFPK's award-winning music host, Laura Shine, asks guests like Micheal Franti, Ani Difranco, recent Grammy nominee Eric Burton (Black Pumas) and more about some firsts in their lives. Same set of questions, totally different answers. Artists recall favorite moments, firsts, and even share stories they've never told!

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You're a music devotee and want to know more about an artist than who produced their new release (you know, the interview answer they're giving every other media outlet in the country). WFPK in Louisville, KY is proud to present "The First Cut," conversations with some of the most talented singer/songwriters recording today. WFPK's award-winning music host, Laura Shine, asks guests like Micheal Franti, Ani Difranco, recent Grammy nominee Eric Burton (Black Pumas) and more about some firsts in their lives. Same set of questions, totally different answers. Artists recall favorite moments, firsts, and even share stories they've never told!

    Daniel Lanois

    Daniel Lanois

    Did you know?



    - The first record Daniel bought was Wipe Out by The Surfari's.

    - Daniel's life was changed when he saw Sly & The Family Stone performing down the hill from his mom's house.

    - Daniel's currently thinking about making an instrumental piano.



    If you answered NO to any of these questions, then you've got a lot to learn from this episode of WFPK's First Cut!

    • 28 min
    Jade Bird

    Jade Bird

    Did you know?



    - The first songs Jade Bird learned to play on guitar were from an Oasis chord book.

    - Jade exclusively wrote sad songs until discovering country music, which she considers her "route into happy or uplifting music."

    - Jade Bird idolized Johnny Cash, which she says was "bizarre" for a girl from South Wales.



    If you answered NO to any of these questions, then you've got a lot to learn from this episode of WFPK's First Cut!

    • 14 min
    Devon Gilfillian

    Devon Gilfillian

    Which of the following was a band Devon Gilfillian was in?



    A. Black Sheep

    B. Black Cat Crossing

    C. Yet To Be Seen

    D. All of the Above



    You'd better believe it's all of the above, and that just goes to show how much you have to learn from this episode of WFPK's First Cut!

    • 26 min
    Joan Osborne

    Joan Osborne

    Did you know?



    - The first record Joan fell in love with was "The Sound of Music" soundtrack.

    - Joan took a songwriting workshop under the legendary songwriter Doc Pomus.

    - Joan developed her first musical obsession as a seven-year-old when she caught "This is Tom Jones" on late night television.



    If you answered NO to any of these questions, then you've got a lot to learn from this episode of WFPK's First Cut!

    • 24 min
    Eric Burton

    Eric Burton

    Did you know?



    - In addition to his beautiful singing voice, Eric Burton also plays guitar, keys, and violin.

    - Eric comes from a musical family, and his uncle Steve Harrison is also a recording musician who taught him how to write songs.

    - When Eric falls in love with a song, he'll listen to it over and over and over again, sometimes without even listening to the other tracks on the album.



    If you answered NO to any of these questions, then you've got a lot to learn from this episode of WFPK's First Cut!

    • 15 min
    Kathleen Edwards

    Kathleen Edwards

    Did you know?



    - Kathleen Edwards spent time living in Korea during her formative years.

    - Kathleen opened a coffee shop in Ontario called Quitters Coffee.

    - Kathleen's first band was named after a Cormac McCarthy novel.



    This time we KNOW you have things to learn from this episode of WFPK's First Cut, because as Kathleen said... "I've never told anyone this, this is super weird secrety stuff!"

    • 19 min

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