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Celebrating Keith Richards, Frank Zappa And The Holiday Spirit

Thursday, December 17

It’s a special episode of Strange Currency titled “The Last Shall Be Best Vol.1.” We’ll hear some of the finest final songs on album from King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and more.

Friday, December 18

We mark the birthday of Keith Richards with songs from his solo career as well as music from his work with the Rolling Stones.

Saturday, December 19

We’ll hear music from The Wonder Revolution’s Wow album as well as music from Mike Keneally, The World Palestine and Petra Haden with Bill Frisell.

Monday, December 21

We mark the birthday of American composer and musician Frank Zappa, who is the subject of the new documentary film, Zappa, directed by Alex Winter.

Tuesday, December 22

Listen for holiday music from Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, The Head and The Heart and more.

Wednesday, December 23

We mark the birthday of Adrian Belew with selections from his work with Paul Simon, Talking Heads, King Crimson and as a solo artist.

Thursday, December 24

Listen for holiday music from Sufjan Stevens, The Black Crowes, Lyle Lovett and others.

Friday, December 25

More holiday music from Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Band, and Danny Elfman.

Saturday, December 26

Listen for music from Mcartney III, the latest from Paul McCartney and songs from The World Palestine.

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.