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.

Read the entire article.

Have a question? Send Jedd an email.

And, if you’re so inclined, join Strange Currency on Facebook.

Listen to recent Strange Currency shows:

Archive is updated between midnight and 3am after the show airs.

Click "next segment" to skip ahead in the show.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
51828d7ae1c88a0f33240205|51828d11e1c88a0f332401f6

Pages

Music
2:59 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Grin With Flowers And Insects This Week On Strange Currency

No Coast is the latest album from Braid
Credit Album Cover Art

Friday, August 1: It’s our New Month, New Music feature with selections from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Braid, and Roadkill Ghost Choir.

Read more
Music
9:35 am
Wed July 23, 2014

New Release From Petty, Clapton And Classics From Zevon, Hiatt Close Out July On Strange Currency

Acoustic Classics, the latest release from Richard Thompson
Credit Album Cover Art

Thursday, July 24: 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 Time The Conqueror.

Read more
Music
3:39 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

New Works From Morrissey, John Hiatt, Plus Johnny Cash’s Most Controversial Album Featured This Week

Morrissey's 10th studio album World Peace Is None of Your Business"
Credit Album Cover Art

Wednesday, July 16: We’ll hear from Jackson Browne’s 1973 album For Everyman, 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 Love Is Strange, which we’ll also hear from.

Read more
Music
9:16 am
Tue July 8, 2014

New archival release from CSNY, plus a Bastille Day celebration and Be-Bop Deluxe on tap this week

CSNY 1974 is the new archival release from Crosby, Still, Nash and Young
Credit CSNY 1974 Deluxe Box Set

Tuesday, July 8: Listen for selections from John Hiatt’s 2000 album Crossing Muddy Waters. Hiatt 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. The record was nominated for a 2001 Grammy for Best Folk Album and remains a favorite among Hiatt fans. We’ll also hear selections from 1861, the 2008 release from Kansas trio Moreland & Arbuckle.

Read more
Music
9:36 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Celebrating Canada Day, The Life of Bobby Womack, And Family Ties

Celebrate Canada Day with Strange Currency

Tuesday, July 1: We celebrate Canada Day with a sampling of acts from the Great White North, including The Tragically Hip, Crash Test Dummies, Bruce Cockburn and the band Max Webster.

Wednesday, July 2: We celebrate the life and music of soul legend Bobby Womack, with samples of his work from his early days in the gospel-infused act The Womack Brothers to his final solo album, The Bravest Man In The Universe, which was co-produced by Damon Albarn of the Britpop band Blur. Womack died on June 27 of still undisclosed causes. He was 70.

Read more
Music
11:36 am
Tue June 24, 2014

New music from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Mischief Makers featured this week

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will release Hypnotic Eye on July 29
Credit Album Cover Art

Wednesday, June 25: Hypnotic Eye 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 Strange Currency, along with selections from Lonely Ones, the latest release by Oklahoma singer-songwriter Graham Colton.

Read more
Music
9:13 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Summer, Sluggo!, and strange feelings all this week

2013 reissue of Mike Keneally's 1997 album Sluggo!
Credit Album Cover Art

Tuesday, June 17: Lazaretto 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 House of Spirits, the latest album from The Fresh and Onlys.

Read more
Music
8:38 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Strange Currency celebrates birthdays of Purdie, Corea and shines light on obscure Pink Floyd

Atom Heart Mother, 1970, is the fifth studio album by Pink Floyd
Credit Album Cover Art

Tuesday, June 10: I’m Alive 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 Lives In The Balance and World In Motion, I’m Alive 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 Beauty and Ruin.

Read more
Music
8:34 am
Thu May 29, 2014

New releases from Neil Young, John Fullbright, other Americana acts this week on Strange Currency

June featured artist Bob Mould

Monday, June 2: 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, Bop Kaballah, 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.

Read more
Music
8:43 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Beverley Martyn returns, more from Joe Satriani on Strange Currency

Beverly Martyn, The Phoenix and the Turtle, 2014
Credit Album Cover Art

Tuesday, May 27The Phoenix and the Turtle is the first album from Beverley Martyn since 1998. Martyn has recorded with members of Led Zeppelin as well as Richard Thompson, Simon & Garfunkel, and Levon Helm. She also recorded two classic albums with her ex-husband, guitarist John Martyn. Released in 1970, these albums, Stormbringer! and Road To Ruin, remain highly influential more than 40 years after their release.

Read more

Pages