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Taking It Easy And Missives From Sinners, Strangers

Monday, August 26

Jackson Browne’s 1973 sophomore release, For Everyman, was notable for its inclusion of “Take It Easy,” a song that Browne started but was ultimately finished by his friend Glenn Frey of the Eagles, and “These Days,” a song Browne wrote as a teenager and which has been covered by a wide range of artists. We’ll hear selections from that album as well as from Paul Westerberg’s Come Feel Me Tremble.

Tuesday, August 27

Formed in Austin, Texas in 1990 the Bad Livers are often seen as one of the seminal acts in the so-called insurgent country movement. We’ll hear music from the outfit’s 1992 classic, Delusions of Banjer as well as songs from Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy’s 2013 effort, Hatchetations.

Wednesday, August 28

We’ll hear selections from Eilen Jewell’s 2007 release, Letters From Sinners & Strangers as well as music from Loretta Lynn’s 1970 album, Coal Miner’s Daughter, featuring the autobiographical title song which would serve as the 1980 film about Lynn’s life, which starred Sissy Spacek.

Thursday, August 29

We’ll hear selections from the brand-new recording from Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Davina & The Vagabonds, Sugar Drops as well as the latest from The Bird and The Bee, Interpreting The Masters Vol. 2: A Tribute To Van Halen, which focuses on the music of that legendary California band’s initial run with vocalist David Lee Roth.

Friday, August 30

Listen for selections from Wolf Alice’s 2015 debut, My Love Is Cool as well as music from Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque.

Saturday, August 31

The album title was a nod to J.D. Salinger and the hope was that 1993’s 14 Songs would establish former Replacements vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Paul Westerberg as a major force in American rock music. Although a highly-memorable effort, the album failed to bring the Minnesota-native into stardom. That said, it’s remembered as one of his strongest solo releases and is produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More, The Replacements). Listen for music from that disc as well as from the 2003 release by Westerberg’s alter-ego, Grandpaboy.