Strange Currency http://kmuw.org en New Release From Petty, Clapton And Classics From Zevon, Hiatt Close Out July On Strange Currency http://kmuw.org/post/new-release-petty-clapton-and-classics-zevon-hiatt-close-out-july-strange-currency <p><strong>Thursday, July 24</strong>: Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon were somewhat unlikely but lifelong friends. Browne’s songs were often earnest, while Zevon’s were satirical and sometimes biting in their observations. Still, the two often worked together, beginning with Zevon’s first two albums for the Asylum label in the 1970s, which Browne produced. We’ll hear from those two Zevon releases and from Jackson Browne’s 2008 release <i>Time The Conqueror</i>.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:11 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 37900 at http://kmuw.org New Release From Petty, Clapton And Classics From Zevon, Hiatt Close Out July On Strange Currency New Works From Morrissey, John Hiatt, Plus Johnny Cash’s Most Controversial Album Featured This Week http://kmuw.org/post/new-works-morrissey-john-hiatt-plus-johnny-cash-s-most-controversial-album-featured-week <p><strong>Wednesday, July 16</strong>: We’ll hear from Jackson Browne’s 1973 album <i>For Everyman</i>, a record featuring appearances from Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Joni Mitchell and David Crosby. It also marks the first collaboration between Browne and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley. The two have collaborated off and on since 1973, including on the live album <i>Love Is Strange</i>, which we’ll also hear from.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:39:23 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 37457 at http://kmuw.org New Works From Morrissey, John Hiatt, Plus Johnny Cash’s Most Controversial Album Featured This Week New archival release from CSNY, plus a Bastille Day celebration and Be-Bop Deluxe on tap this week http://kmuw.org/post/new-archival-release-csny-plus-bastille-day-celebration-and-be-bop-deluxe-tap-week <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday, July 8</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Listen for selections from John </span>Hiatt’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2000 album </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">Crossing Muddy Waters</i><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Hiatt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> focused on acoustic instruments on this recording, emerging with an album that was raw and emotionally charged, featuring songs about struggles with grief, family, and filled with his usual blend of humor and careful observation. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:16:53 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 37101 at http://kmuw.org New archival release from CSNY, plus a Bastille Day celebration and Be-Bop Deluxe on tap this week Celebrating Canada Day, The Life of Bobby Womack, And Family Ties http://kmuw.org/post/celebrating-canada-day-life-bobby-womack-and-family-ties <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday, July 1</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: We celebrate Canada Day with a sampling of acts from the Great White North, including The Tragically Hip, Crash Test Dummies, Bruce </span>Cockburn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and the band Max Webster.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:36:03 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 36719 at http://kmuw.org Celebrating Canada Day, The Life of Bobby Womack, And Family Ties New music from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Mischief Makers featured this week http://kmuw.org/post/new-music-tom-petty-heartbreakers-mischief-makers-featured-week <p><strong>Wednesday, June 25</strong>: <i>Hypnotic Eye</i> is the upcoming release from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, marking the band’s 13th studio effort and a return to its 70’s roots. We’ll hear songs from the album on this episode of <i>Strange Currency</i>, along with selections from <i>Lonely Ones</i>, the latest release by Oklahoma singer-songwriter Graham Colton.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:36:41 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 36430 at http://kmuw.org New music from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Mischief Makers featured this week Summer, Sluggo!, and strange feelings all this week http://kmuw.org/post/summer-sluggo-and-strange-feelings-all-week <p><strong>Tuesday, June 17</strong>: <i>Lazaretto</i> is the second solo album from former White Stripes leader Jack White. The lyrics are inspired by poems, short stories, and plays that White wrote during an aborted college career at Wayne State University in Michigan. White expands upon his signature rough-edged sound and emerges with one of the best recordings of his career. We’ll also hear music from <i>House of Spirits</i>, the latest album from The Fresh and Onlys.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:13:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 36005 at http://kmuw.org Summer, Sluggo!, and strange feelings all this week Strange Currency celebrates birthdays of Purdie, Corea and shines light on obscure Pink Floyd http://kmuw.org/post/strange-currency-celebrates-birthdays-purdie-corea-and-shines-light-obscure-pink-floyd <p><strong>Tuesday, June 10</strong>: <i>I’m Alive</i> is the 1993 release from singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. After spending much of the 1980s focusing his efforts on socially conscious songs via albums such as <i>Lives In The Balance</i> and <i>World In Motion</i>, <i>I’m Alive</i> saw Browne return to matters of the heart on songs such as “Sky Blue and Black” and “My Problem Is You.” This resulted in one of Browne’s best-received recordings in a decade. We’ll hear selections from that release as well as from June featured artist Bob Mould’s new release <i>Beauty and Ruin</i>.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:38:30 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 35641 at http://kmuw.org Strange Currency celebrates birthdays of Purdie, Corea and shines light on obscure Pink Floyd New releases from Neil Young, John Fullbright, other Americana acts this week on Strange Currency http://kmuw.org/post/new-releases-neil-young-john-fullbright-other-americana-acts-week-strange-currency <p><strong>Monday, June 2</strong>: Guitarist Ty Citerman has been making rock-inflected jazz (and jazz-inflected rock) for well over a decade with the band Gutbucket. He’s just released his first solo album, <i>Bop Kaballah</i>, which blends elements of traditional Jewish music and the art of improvisation. Citerman is joined by his Gutbucket bandmates Ken Thomson and Adam Gold as well as good friend Ben Holmes. The record is in part influenced by Citerman’s own experience playing both secular and religious music. Thu, 29 May 2014 13:34:15 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 35174 at http://kmuw.org New releases from Neil Young, John Fullbright, other Americana acts this week on Strange Currency Beverley Martyn returns, more from Joe Satriani on Strange Currency http://kmuw.org/post/beverley-martyn-returns-more-joe-satriani-strange-currency <p><strong>Tuesday, May 27</strong>:&nbsp;<i>The Phoenix and the Turtle</i> is the first album from Beverley Martyn since 1998. Martyn has recorded with members of Led Zeppelin as well as Richard Thompson, Simon &amp; Garfunkel, and Levon Helm. She also recorded two classic albums with her ex-husband, guitarist John Martyn. Released in 1970, these albums, <i>Stormbringer!</i> and <i>Road To Ruin</i>, remain highly influential more than 40 years after their release. Tue, 27 May 2014 13:43:47 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 35050 at http://kmuw.org Beverley Martyn returns, more from Joe Satriani on Strange Currency Archival releases from R.E.M., Orbison in spotlight this week http://kmuw.org/post/archival-releases-rem-orbison-spotlight-week <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday, May 20</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: R.E.M. remains the only band to ever twice headline MTV’s highly successful </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">Unplugged</i><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series, once in 1991 and again a decade later. Despite the popularity of those performances, the Georgia-based band never released the music to a commercial audience. A new two-CD set offers listeners the first chance to hear not only those two shows in their entirety but previously unreleased material as well. Tue, 20 May 2014 15:53:14 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 34724 at http://kmuw.org Archival releases from R.E.M., Orbison in spotlight this week