Friday, April 4, 2014

Andra Suchy and Jenny Dalton on “Live From Studio Five!”

By Brian P. Rubin

Though the music may have come from Studio Three—since Studio Five was filled with volunteers taking pledges for KFAI’s Spring pledge drive—there was still plenty of music happening on “Live From Studio Five!” this week. There were two in-studio music guests: singer-songwriters Andra Suchy and Jenny Dalton, who filled the airwaves with beautiful tunes courtesy of the acoustic guitar and auto-harp, respectively. Joining Andra and Jenny were Doug the Thug, Dewglass, and a newcomer to the show, Nicole Jean Rode, who co-hosted for the first time.

Andra kicked things off, playing songs off her albums Patchwork Story and Little Heart, the latter of which is her latest. She offered up tunes like “Libertine” and “Georgiana,” which was actually written by her father Chuck Suchy, a folk musician himself. Andra’s brother and sister are also musicians, and she spoke a bit about what it was like to grow up in such a musical family out in the rural area of Mandan, North Dakota.

Later on, Jenny Dalton took over and played a bunch of songs on her auto-harp—tunes like “When I’m Gone” and others off her albums Blood Folk, Rusalka’s Umbrella, and Fleur de Lily. Jenny pointed out that she generally plays the keys, but she wanted to bring the auto-harp to get a bit closer to her dream of playing a guitar. Doug the Thug said it might actually be a zither—“a zither with cheater buttons,” to be specific. But lacking clear answers in that regard, the music proceeded.

Doug the Thug also played a few tracks from the Live From Studio 5! Compilation CD, a 19-track disc that comes as a gift to anyone who contributes $35 during the station’s pledge drive. To make a pledge of your own, just click right here and open your heart (and your wallet).

To keep up with the Andra Suchy and Jenny Dalton, check out and for the latest news, songs, and show dates.

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