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1:22 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Joe Kubek and Bnois King on Beale Street Caravan

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King

Tuesday, May 26 at 11 pm: Hard-hitting Blues veterans Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King feature on Beale Street Caravan this week as they tour the U.S. in support of their new release, Fat Man's Shine Parlor. Beale Street Caravan contributor David Less stops by to continue his series, The Memphis Beat. We'll also reach into theĀ  archives and hear a performance from the late, great, T-Model Ford.

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Music in the Morning
1:09 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Joining Brian Griffith in the AM This Week: Bill Kreutzmann & Hopmonk's Songwriters in the Round

Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead

Tuesday, May 26: Bill Kreutzmann of the GratefulĀ  Dead calls in to chat with Brian Griffith. Kreutzmann was the drummer for the Grateful Dead, along with Mickey Hart. Together, they were known as the band's "rhythm devils." Kreutzmann toured with the band for 30 years. He was born in Palo Alto, California, in 1946. In sixth grade, he was kicked out of band class by a teacher who said he couldn't keep a beat, but took drum lessons and helped form the Grateful Dead in 1964.

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Music
12:52 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Joining Doug Jayne in the Afternoon this Week: Jason Bodlovich, Kasim Sulton, Geoff Muldaur

Jason Bodlovich

We've got a great line-up of in-studio guests this week:

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Music
11:03 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Mathias Eick's 'Midwest': A Musical Landscape

On Mathias Eick's new album, Midwest, he composes musical impressions of the Midwestern landscape.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 4:07 pm

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The Record
10:23 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Rickie Lee Jones Embraces 'The Big Invisible'

Rickie Lee Jones' new album, The Other Side of Desire, will be out on June 23.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 10:41 am

Rickie Lee Jones needs no introduction. Seriously. The singer-songwriter is so elementally articulate, so gifted at grasping both the rawest and the most complicatedly cooked emotions in her compositions, that critical framing best comes after the experience of listening to her.

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A Blog Supreme
3:06 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Bruce Lundvall, Jazz Record Executive, Has Died

Bruce Lundvall attends a ceremony hosted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which produces the Grammy Awards. In addition to his role as record executive, he also once served as director of the Recording Academy.
Noel Vasquez Getty Images

Bruce Lundvall, the longtime President of Blue Note Records who supported many top jazz artists over the last four decades, died yesterday, May 19. The cause was complications of Parkinson's Disease, according to a Blue Note statement. He was 79.

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Music Reviews
1:30 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Review: 'Platform,' Holly Herndon

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 4:06 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF HOLLY HERNDON SONG, "NEW WAYS TO LOVE")

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Deceptive Cadence
5:26 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Bruce Brubaker's Flowing, Meditative Glass

Pianist Bruce Brubaker has been playing Philip Glass' music for more than 20 years.
Timothy Saccenti

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 6:11 am

In his new memoir, Words Without Music, Philip Glass tells the story of how he slugged a man in the jaw in Amsterdam. At a concert, a quarrelsome audience member climbed onto the stage and began banging on the composer's keyboard. That was in 1969, when Glass' repetitious, slowly evolving music fell on many ears like a needle stuck in the groove of a record.

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First Listen
3:03 am
Tue May 19, 2015

First Listen: The Vaccines, 'English Graffiti'

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Music Reviews
1:27 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Review: 'I Can't Imagine,' Shelby Lynne

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 7:11 pm

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