Strange Currency

Monday - Saturday at 8pm

Strange Currency airs six nights a week on KMUW, bringing you new releases, old favorites and forgotten classics. We spotlight local and regional acts, including guests on Currency Exchange, our live in-the-studio program recorded at the KMUW studios.

Jedd Beaudoin invites you to listen 8 to 10pm Monday through Saturday as he opens up his personal music vault and lets you in.

For the third year in row, KMUW 89.1 FM and its music shows Global Village and Strange Currency are winners in the annual Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Zeitfunk Awards. KMUW was Number Two in the category of Most Licensed Station, edging out stations in New York, Chicago, and other major markets.

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Tuesday, October 13

Paradise is the latest release from The Wood Brothers, featuring Chris Wood, a founding member of the wide-ranging jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. With his brother Oliver, he’s created an enduring and remarkable Americana group that continues to grow a following with each passing record. We’ll hear from this new release on this episode of Strange Currency as well as music from Gates of Gold, the latest from Los Lobos. 

Wednesday, October 14 

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Thursday, October 1

Recorded live in the studio, Street Dogs is the first album in five years from Widespread Panic. Always known more for its live shows than its albums, Widespread Panic has managed to connect these sides of its sound for what is probably its best album to date. We’ll hear selections from that release as well as from Last Exit, the 1969 rarities collection from Traffic. 

Friday, October 2 

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Tuesday, September 22

Minnesota-based musician Charlie Parr has been making albums for many years but has never worked with a full band until his latest release, Stumpjumper. Recorded in a matter of hours with friend and fellow musician Phil Cook, the record is one of Parr’s best to date. We’ll hear selections from that release on this episode of the show as well as music from Phil Cook’s brand new release, Southland Mission

Wednesday, September 23

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Wednesday, September 9

Yours, Dreamily is the debut album from The Arcs, the latest project from Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The group brings Auerbach together with several longtime friends and, although it has elements recognizable from his work with The Black Keys, very much maintains its own identity.

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Tuesday, September 1

Released in early 1972, Brother, Brother, Brother is one of the many varied turns in the long history of the Isley Brothers. For this record, the group turned to the rich Carole King catalog for several songs and dug deep into their own songbook, resulting in an LP that married funk and soul with the singer-songwriter sounds of the early 1970s.

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Friday, August 21 

The Most Lamentable Tragedy is the fourth studio release from Titus Andronicus and is a rock opera in five acts; the central narrative concerns an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in deep despair. Following an encounter with his own doppelgänger, long held secrets are revealed, sending our protagonist on a transformative odyssey, through past lives and new loves, to the shocking revelation that the very thing that sustains him may be the thing to destroy him. 

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Tuesday, August 11 

Ashes & Dust is the third solo effort from Gov’t Mule co-founder and former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes. The material found on the album is a culmination of more than 30 years of songwriting and finds Haynes working in a more folk-influenced direction than fans might expect. He is joined on the record by Americana act Railroad Earth. We’ll hear selections from that release as well as songs from With A Lampshade On, the newest from The Dustbowl Revival.

Wednesday, August 12 

Joey Kneiser

Listening to the thoughtful, meditative lyrics and music on John Moreland’s latest album, High On Tulsa Heat, it might be hard to imagine that the Oklahoma-raised songwriter cut his teeth in the state’s hardcore and metalcore scenes.

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Saturday, August 1

Mostly an American phenomenon, Phish spent the mid-1990s attempting to break into the European market. In 1997 the group played a series of shows in Amsterdam which found the quartet reaching for new musical heights. The shows are part of a new eight-CD boxed set simply titled Amsterdam. We’ll hear selections from that recording as well as from Joe Satriani’s 1989 release Flying In A Blue Dream.

Monday, August 3

We have some CDs to giveaway! Both Amused To Death by Roger Waters and Shockwave Supernova by Joe Satriani come out on Friday, July 24 and we're holding an online trivia contest to give away our copies.

Strange Currency host Jedd Beaudoin has come up with our trivia questions for this giveaway. Simply answer these multiple choice questions before 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, and you'll receive a chance to win one of the CDs with each correct answer submitted.

Here's a look at the CDs... and the trivia contest form can be found below. Good luck!