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The Light Divides

Wednesday, November 13

Released in 1994, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York was released several months after the death of the band’s guitarist and vocalist Kurt Cobain. Featuring some of the band’s best-known songs as well as covers of songs by David Bowie, Vaselines, Meat Puppets and Lead Belly, the record has just been reissued in a 25th anniversary addition with bonus material. We’ll hear songs from it as well as music from Sweating The Plague, the latest album by Ohio’s Guided By Voices.

Thursday, November 14

During its earliest days, British rock band Led Zeppelin found strong footing in Los Angeles, playing some of its most memorable shows there. In 2003, guitarist Jimmy Page compiled performances from L.A. and Long Beach in 1972 for the release, How The West Was Won. Listen for music from that set as well as from Robert Plant’s 2007 collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand.

Friday, November 15

Listen for selections from Bonnie Raitt’s 1972 sophomore album, Give It Up, featuring compositions from Jackson Browne, Chris Smither and Sippie Wallace. We’ll also hear from Shawn Colvin’s 1989 debut album, Steady On.

Saturday, November 16

Philip B. Price is a founder of the New England-based band Winterpills but has recently released a new solo album, Bone Almanac, which recalls the work of acoustic guitar masters such as John Martyn and John Fahey. Listen for selections from that album as well as music from the Winterpills’ 2007 album, The Light Divides.

Monday, November 18

Listen for music from Shawn Colvin’s 2006 album, These Four Walls plus songs from Bonnie Raitt’s 2016 release, Dig In Deep.

Tuesday, November 19

Mad Lad: A Live Tribute To Chuck Berry is the new album from Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. Listen for music from that as well as the new reissue of R.E.M.’s 1994 LP Monster.

Wednesday, November 20

Evergreen is the 2019 release from St. Louis-based musician Beth Bombara. We’ll hear from that record as well as from songs from Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band’s 4963.