Jedd Beaudoin

Host/Producer

Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster who has been with KMUW since 2007. He is the host and producer of Strange Currency, a two-hour music show, which airs Monday-Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. He is also the producer of the bi-weekly trends commentary “Into It,” as well as “Musical Space” and he produces and writes KMUW’s bi-weekly theatre roundup “At Play.” He received his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University in 2001 (where he was a Creative Writing Fellow) and holds a B.A. in English (with an emphasis in writing) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Beaudoin hosts Wichita Sessions on KPTS Channel 8. The show, which features local and regional music acts in performance, is now in its third season. Since 1999 he has worked as a freelance journalist. He served as music critic and editor for two Wichita alternative newspapers, F5 (2003-06) and Wichita City Paper (of which he was also managing editor, 2006-07). He currently contributes music, film, and book reviews to PopMatters.com, where he also pens (alternating with two other writers) commentary on country music for the site’s “Kickin’ Up Dust” column.

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Music
8:38 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Top Albums: July 15 - 20

  1. Just A Fool -- Shane Marler
  2. Southeastern -- Jason Isbell
  3. Let Us In Americana -- Various Artists
  4. Heyday: 1979-83 -- The Embarrassment
  5. Honey Locust Honky Tonk -- Robert Pollard
  6. “From The Git Go” (single) -- Deer Tick with Scott Lucas and Vanessa Carlton
  7. American Ride -- Willie Nile
  8. Trouble Is A Lonesome Town -- Thrifstore Masterpiece
  9. Chop Chop -- Bell X1
  10. 7 Cities -- Moreland and Arbuckle
Commentary
8:09 am
Mon July 22, 2013

At Play: Pigs And Pants

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This is the final week to see Hairspray at the Crown Uptown. Throughout August the theatre will present Spring Awakening. Winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards, including those for best musical, direction, book and score. Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play by the same name. Set in late-19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of transitioning to adulthood. And in September the Crown presents Cats.

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Music
10:33 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Top Albums: July 8 - 13

  1. Just A Fool -- Shane Marler
  2. Southeastern -- Jason Isbell
  3. Let Us In Americana -- Various Artists
  4. Blister Pop -- The Embarrassment
  5. Garcia Live: Volume Two -- Jerry Garcia Band
  6. Honey Locust Honky Tonk -- Robert Pollard
  7. Metrics of Affection -- Bombadil
  8. Trouble Is A Lonesome Town -- Thrifstore Masterpiece
  9. “From The Git Go” (single) -- Deer Tick with Scott Lucas and Vanessa Carlton
  10. 7 Cities -- Moreland and Arbuckle
Commentary
11:21 am
Fri July 12, 2013

A Musical Life: Kylie Brown

Kylie Brown
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Kylie Brown is a video producer, CreativeRush event curator, storyteller and a melancholy musician. She currently plays cello with The Broslyn Bards, Raging Sea and Everything and Nothing. She began learning cello at age seven, grew up in the classical world and participated in Wichita's Youth Symphonies; she became burned out and quit before her love of music diminished. After living and working in another state for seven years, she returned to Wichita, and ended up meeting musicians, artists, and poets who reignited this love of music.

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Music
10:30 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Top Albums: July 1 - 6

  1. Heyday 1979-83 -- The Embarrassment
  2. Southeastern -- Jason Isbell
  3. Let Us In Americana -- Various Artists
  4. Fain -- Wolf People
  5. Garcia Live: Volume Two -- Jerry Garcia Band
  6. Honey Locust Honky Tonk -- Robert Pollard
  7. Metrics of Affection -- Bombadil
  8. Live 2012-2013 -- The Travel Guide
  9. “From The Git Go” (single) -- Deer Tick with Scott Lucas and Vanessa Carlton
  10. I Am The Cosmos -- Chris Bell 
Commentary
5:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

At Play: Season Of The Farce

July 10 sees the opening of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The King and I at Music Theatre of Wichita. Based on Margaret Landon’s Anna and the King of Siam this production features memorable numbers such as “Getting To Know You,” “Shall We Dance?” and “Something Wonderful.”

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Music
3:35 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Top Albums: June 24 - 29

  1. Southeastern--Jason Isbell
  2. Fain--Wolf People
  3. The Rooster--David Ramirez
  4. Furiouser and Furiouser--The Island of Misfit Toys
  5. Once I Was An Eagle--Laura Marling
  6. Love Devotion Surrender--Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin
  7. Behind Beyond--Mother Hips
  8. Wrote A Song For Everyone--John Fogerty
  9. The Mountain Moves--Treetop Flyers
  10. Peach--Secret Colours
Music
3:31 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Top Albums: June 17 - 22

  1. Southeastern--Jason Isbell
  2. Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore--Humble Pie
  3. The Matt Woods Manifesto--Matt Woods
  4. Wrote A Song For Everyone--John Fogerty
  5. Once I Was An Eagle--Laura Marling
  6. The Rooster--David Ramirez
  7. Planta--CSS
  8. Summer Skin--Amy Cook
  9. Woody Guthrie at 100!--Various Artists
  10. Tomorrow’s Harvest--Boards of Canada
Commentary
12:12 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

A Musical Life: Joey Henry

The Calamity Cubes are a thrashicana band consisting of Joey Henry, Brook Blanche, and Kody Oh.
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Joey Henry is a storyteller. For the past six years he has been traveling the country sharing stories as the banjo player and one of three singer-songwriters for the Kansas-based trio, The Calamity Cubes, along with bandmates Brook Blanche and Kody Oh. When not touring with The Cubes, he focuses on his solo project, Joey Henry's Dirty Sunshine Club and occasionally gets back to his indie roots by providing words and vocals for the Lawrence based Old Canes (Saddle Creek records) and “noise banjo” for the Kansas City based High Diving Ponies.

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Music
6:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Old Crow Medicine Show: From Up-And-Comers To Elder Statesmen

Old Crow Medicine Show will perform at The Cotillion Monday evening.
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Nashville’s Old Crow Medicine Show has been together for nearly two decades now, earning a reputation as a solid live band and influencing a new generation of American roots musicians.

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