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Episode 220: Interview – Nicole Atkins

Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins and her amazing voice join Rockin’ the Suburbs for a backstage interview at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. Nicole discusses the turmoil in her life that led to the songs on her latest album, “Goodnight Rhonda Lee.” Plus, she talks about working with Tommy Stinson and the benefits of knowing one very famous New Jerseyan.

Episode 218: Interview – JD McPherson, Part 1

Roots rocker JD McPherson has just released his most ambitious album, “Undivided Heart & Soul,” with touches of garage rock, soul and new wave. We talked with JD backstage before a show at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. He discusses his passion for early rock ‘n’ roll — and 90-minute drives to the closest record store while growing up in rural Oklahoma.