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Blackbirds, Bees And Old Crows

Album Cover Art Courtesy Reprise Records

Tuesday, June 23

We’ll hear music from Walk Through Fire, the 2019 album from English singer-songwriter Yola, as well as music from Shemekia Copeland’s America’s Child.

Wednesday, June 24

Recorded throughout 1974 and 1975, Homegrown, was ultimately abandoned by Neil Young for personal reasons. Though several of the songs from the record have appeared on other albums over the years, 2020 sees the full recording released at last. We’ll hear music from it as well as songs from the new LP by Don Bryant, You Make Me Feel.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Verve
'Blackbirds' from Bettye LaVette

Thursday, June 25

Blackbirds is the upcoming album from Bettye LaVette, featuring her versions of songs popularized by Nina Simone, Ruth Brown, Billie Holiday and others. Listen for selections from it as well as music from Old Crow Medicine Show and The Bird and The Bee.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Conqueroo
Willie Nile's 'New York at Night'

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Columbia Records
'Rough and Rowdy Ways' from Bob Dylan

Friday, June 26

We’ll hear music from Sam Cooke’s At The Copa album and music from Jackson Browne’s Late For The Sky.

Saturday, June 27

Listen for music from Vehicles, Pink Floyd, Yes and King Crimson.

Monday, June 29

We’ll hear music from Willie Nile’s New York At Night and Bob Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways.

Tuesday, June 30

We’ll hear music from Robyn Hitchcock’s Bob Dylan tribute album, Robyn Sings plus Postcards Of The Hanging: Grateful Dead Performs the Songs of Bob Dylan.

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.