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Shapeshifting In The Golden State

Album Cover Art Courtesy Universal Music Group

Thursday, July 9

Released in 1971, Just As I Am is the debut album by late soul singer Bill Withers. Produced by Booker T. Jones, the album is notable for its inclusion of the song “Ain’t No Sunshine,” perhaps Withers’ best-known song. We’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from The Staple Singers and Chicano Batman.

Friday, July 10

Listen for music from Agricultural Tragic, the latest release from Canadian singer-songwriter Corb Lund, as well as music from Diamonds & Gasoline, the 2010 album from Oklahoma’s Turnpike Troubadours.

Saturday, July 11

Released in 1976, Frampton Comes Alive! placed former Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton on the map as a major solo artist. Having sold over 10 million copies worldwide, it is one of the best-selling live albums of all-time. We’ll hear music from it on this episode as well as selections from Blow Your Face Out, a live album from the J. Geils Band, also issued in 1976.

Monday, July 13

We’ll hear music from Kyshona Armstrong’s latest, Listen, as well as music from Invisible People, the latest by Chicano Batman.

Tuesday, July 14

Inlet is the first album in 22 years from the band Hum. We’ll hear selections from it as well as songs from the latest by Joe Satriani, Shapefhifting.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Pavement PR
Datura4's 'West Coast Highway Cosmic'

Wednesday, July 15

Listen for selections from West Coast Highway Cosmic, the latest from Datura4, as well as selections from Radnor & Lee’s Golden State.

Thursday, July 16

XOXO is the brand-new album from Minnesota’s The Jayhawks. It is the band’s most collaborative album to date, marking a new era 35 years after the group was founded in Minneapolis/St. Paul. We’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from the band Golden Smog.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Conqueroo
'A Brand New Shade Of Blue' from Chris Stamey

Friday, July 17

A Brand-New Shade of Blue is the new release from Chris Stamey & the Fellow Travelers; we’ll hear music from that recording as well as songs from Los Lobos’ Kiko release.

Saturday, July 18

Listen for selections from in-concert albums by King Crimson, The Cure, David Bowie and others.

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.