Salt Lick Sessions

Series produced by Salt Lick Incubator

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Hosted by Beane (American Idol, The Ellen Degeneres Show) each hour is packed with music from emerging and established artists, their influences, and their favorite finds. Music and interviews flow seamlessly to form vibrant artist portraits packed with discoveries for both casual and deep listeners. Featured artists include Lizzy McAlpine, Tank and the Bangas, Tiny Habits, Lucius, Lawrence, Sammy Rae and The Friends, and many more.

“In an effort to grow and diversify our audience, Salt Lick Sessions vibes at the right frequency for our listeners who clamor for new music. After just one quarter, we can point to gains that demonstrate an improvement during the time slot when we broadcast the Salt Lick Sessions"
–Howard Simpson, General Manager, WERS

The Salt Lick Incubator is a nonprofit organization driving a virtuous cycle: Helping artists get discovered while helping fans discover artists. Key to our mission, the Salt Lick Sessions are an artist-hosted radio and video series that takes listeners on a nationwide music discovery tour featuring over 50 diverse emerging artists a year.

The Salt Lick Sessions launched as a radio series in the fall of 2023 on WERS 88.9 FM in Boston. The program is a co-production of the Salt Lick Incubator, a nonprofit supporting diverse emerging artists, and WERS.

Hosted by artist Beane (American Idol, The Ellen Degeneres Show) each hour is packed with music from emerging and established artists, their influences, and their favorite finds. Music and interviews flow seamlessly to form vibrant artist portraits packed with discoveries for both casual and deep listeners. Featured artists include Lizzy McAlpine, Tank and the Bangas, Tiny Habits, Lucius, Lawrence, Sammy Rae and The Friends and many more.

Convenient clock: All shows are 59 minutes long with a 60-second billboard at the top, five-minute optional Newscast-compatible cutaway, and 60-second break (floating) at the midpoint of the show. Timings and cues as well as SoundExchange song data and social media images are provided per program.

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The Salt Lick Incubator is a nonprofit organization driving a virtuous cycle: Helping artists get discovered while helping fans discover artists. Key to our mission, the Salt Lick Sessions are an artist-hosted radio and video series that takes listeners on a nationwide music discovery tour featuring over 50 diverse emerging artists a year. The Salt Lick Sessions launched as a radio series in the fall of 2023 on WERS 88.9 FM in Boston. The program is a co-production of the Salt Lick Incubator, a nonprofit supporting diverse emerging artists, and WERS. Hosted by artist Beane (American Idol, The Ellen Degeneres Show) each hour is packed with music from emerging and established artists, their influences, and their favorite finds. Music and interviews flow seamlessly to form vibrant artist... Show full description


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The Salt Lick Sessions is a weekly showcase of music and interviews with your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite artists. This episode features four-...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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From the Atlantic Coast to Nashville, Claire Ernst has been working tirelessly to share her creative perspective. Despite whatever ups and downs th...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2024
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Salt Lick Sessions: The Arcadian Wild
Host @beanemusic hits the listening lounge with Nashville indie-folk band, The Arcadian Wild. You'll fall in love with their warm and inviting acou...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Host Beane looks back at the very best of the Salt Lick Sessions. There's never been a better episode for discovering artists you didn't know you n...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Ruby Amanfu shares her unbeatable spirit in an episode that covers the full range of her artistic output and depth of her listening habits. Join he...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Salt Lick Sessions artists cover your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite holiday music! Host Beane showcases their fresh and sometimes moving takes o...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Leading lady Tank (Tarriona Ball) of the two-time GRAMMY nominees, Tank and the Bangas, chats with host Beane (American Idol) about her childhood, ...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Salt Lick Sessions host and artist Beane takes you on a discovery tour of the new music and emerging artists you didn't know you needed. Accented w...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2023
  • Length: 58:57
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The Salt Lick Sessions is a weekly showcase of music and interviews with your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite artists. In this episode, host Beane...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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The Salt Lick Sessions is a weekly showcase of music and interviews with your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite artists. In this episode, host Beane...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The Salt Lick Sessions is a weekly showcase of music and interviews with your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite artists. In this episode, host Beane...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Salt Lick Sessions: Dre Scot Episode, Credit: @iamdrescot
This episode, host Beane is hanging out with the R&B singer Ciara calls "a once-in-a-lifetime vocal talent”: Dre Scot. Known to many as two-time ...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:58