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00000179-cdc6-d978-adfd-cfc6d87f0001KMUW music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Carla Eckels and Chris Heim share their selections for the best music releases of 2019 - including world music, jazz, R&B and gospel, blues and archival releases.Join us throughout January 2020 for a month-long feature of the Best of 2019.

Strange Currency's Best Local Releases Of 2019


  1. Venture Out—The Cavves
  2. Es De Fantasía—MariaElena
  3. Unnatural Currents—Pretend Friend
  4. Laugh It Off—Kill Vargas
  5. Mojo—Evann McIntosh
  6. Fuwa Fuwa Music—Miki Moondrops 
  7. Let The End Times Roll—Not Cops
  8. Medicine Machine—Sutphin  
  9. Nothing Amazing Happens Here—TV Boy
  10. Collections in the Void—Golden Living Room


  1. Best Days—Cartwheel/Hands Like Glaciers—Old News (tie)
  2. Awaken/Abandon/Adapt—Standing In The Colour
  3. Everything Must Go—Twin Cities
  4. “Left Eye”—Jim Vegas
  5. “Voodoo Doll”—Yasmin Nur
  6. Live At The Hook & Ladder—Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations
  7. Trapped Here—Dusty Grant
  8. “Settled/The Places We Used To Go”—Kill Vargas
  9. Fledglings—Jack Korbell
  10. A Clamoring—The Coma Calling

Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.