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An Overview Of Phenomenal Musicians

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Monday, April 5

Known for his work with the band Tortoise and as a key figure in Chicago’s underground music, Jeff Park has released a number of albums under his own name, including 2016’s acclaimed The New Breed. We’ll hear selections from that release on this episode of the show as well as music from the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, George Benson, and Booker T. Jones.

Tuesday, April 6

Listen for selections from Long Violent History, the latest from Tyler Childers as well as music from These 13, the recent effort from Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird.

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Julien Baker's 'Little Oblivions'

Wednesday, April 7

We’ll hear selections Little Oblivions, the latest from Julien Baker as well as singles from Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Bill Callahan with various guests.

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Virgil and Steve Howe's 'Nexus'

  Thursday, April 8

We celebrate the birthday of guitarist Steve Howe. Howe, who joined the English band Yes in time for their 1971 release, The Yes Album, went on major chart success not only with that band but with the group Asia in the 1980s. We’ll hear music from both those bands as well as selections from Howe’s solo work, including his 2017 LP Nexus, recorded with his late son, Virgil Howe, and released shortly after the younger Howe’s death at age 41.

Friday, April 9

Released in 1973, multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells became one of the most popular albums of the 1970s. Since its initial release, Oldfield has recorded no fewer than four additional albums in the Tubular Bells series, including a 2003 re-recording of the original LP. We’ll hear music from that 2003 version on this episode of the show as well as selections from George Benson’s Guitar Man.

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Cassandra Jenkins' 'An Overview Of Phenomenal Nature'

Saturday, April 10

Listen for music from Cassandra Jenkins’ An Overview On Phenomenal Nature as well as well as music from Katy Kirby’s recent Cool Dry Place.

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.