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Celebrating Robert Plant And Diving Into A Workbook

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Monday, August 17

Former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson has just reissued his 2019 album 1000 Hands. It features contributions from his former bandmates Chris Squire and Steve Howe. We’ll hear selections from that recording as well as music from Howe’s new album, Love Is.

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'You're Not Alone' from Semisonic

Tuesday, August 18

Perhaps best known for the hit “Closing Time,” Semisonic was formed from the ashes of the Minneapolis band Trip Shakespeare. Semisonic has just returned with a new EP, You’re Not Alone. We’ll hear music from that on this episode of Strange Currency as well as selections from Swallowed By The New, the 2016 album from Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket.

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Sylvie Simmons's 'Blue on Blue'

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'Rawer Than Raw' from Bobby Rush

Wednesday, August 19

Blue On Blue is the sophomore release from veteran music critic Sylvie Simmons. The writer, who has been countless articles for major music publications, is also an acclaimed biographer. We’ll hear selections from this new effort, which was produced by Howe Gelb of Giant Sand. Plus music from Bobby Rush’s Rawer Than Raw.

Thursday, August 20

We celebrate the birthday of Robert Plant with selections from his solo career and as a member of Led Zeppelin.

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'Let It Be' from The Replacements

Friday, August 21

Released in 1984, Let It Be was the final album The Replacements recorded for the Minneapolis based label Twin/Tone. It includes some of the group’s most beloved songs, including “Unsatisfied,” “Sixteen Blue” and “I Will Dare,” which features guitar work from R.E.M.’s Peter Buck. Listen for music from that as well as from Bob Mould’s 1989 LP, Workbook.

Saturday, August 22

Listen for live music from Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won.