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Jedd Beaudoin
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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


Columns

Monday, April 28 2014

Our Jason Isbell, Ourselves

Jason Isbell delivered one of the strongest records in 2013, and in doing so, he helped redefine the parameters of Americana.


Sunday, August 11 2013

John Fogerty Is Still Square, But He's Kinda Cool, Too

John Fogerty has teamed with a group of contemporary artists to deliver a celebration of his songs and of American music with Wrote a Song for Everyone. It couldn't be a more welcome celebration.


Monday, June 3 2013

Wrote a Song for Everyone: Slim Dunlap's Art/Roots Marriage

Former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap's roots run deeper than punk rock, but he's got an arty flare you might not expect from a man who loves Hank Williams and Chuck Berry.


Tuesday, April 2 2013

Always It’s You: Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter

Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie “Prince” Billy pay tribute to the Everlys with What the Brothers Sang, and the Chapin Sisters with A Date With the Everly Brothers, in their new tribute albums.


Monday, September 10 2012

In the Heart of Country Music in the Heart of the Country

How the Midwest remade country music in its own image -- and without even trying.


Reviews

Monday, May 12 2014

A Yarn-Spinning Tale about Country Music Legend Merle Haggard

David Cantwell writes from the heart and the results are, like the subject, highly unconventional and completely memorable.


Monday, May 5 2014

Has AIDS Been Lurking Amongst Us Since the '50s?

Many shoddy theories exist about the origins and evolution HIV/AIDS. Dorothy Crawford's work examines both in great, nail-biting detail.


Monday, May 5 2014

The Myth of a Post-Racial America Is at the Heart of 'Blinded by the Whites'

David H. Ikard's exploration of life in "post-racial" America leaves the reader with some interesting answers and even more interesting questions.


Tuesday, April 8 2014

The FBI, MI5, the State Department and Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson was a powerful singer and orator whose towering intellect and strong beliefs in the dignity of all mankind may have cost him his reputation and career.


Monday, April 7 2014

On Little Feat and One of the Great Mismatches in Rock Journalism

Little Feat's place in rock 'n' roll history is undeniable, as is Ben Fong-Torres' role as a rock 'n' roll scribe.


Cygnets: Dark Days [29.May.12]
Yarn: Almost Home [28.May.12]
San Cisco: Awkward [26.Mar.12]
The Life: Alone [13.Mar.12]
Holmes: Covers [23.Jan.12]
Husband: Husband [17.Nov.11]
Quilt: Quilt [16.Nov.11]
Sam Llanas: 4 A.M. [27.Oct.11]
CAVE: Neverendless [19.Oct.11]
Lavalier: Lavalier [19.Sep.11]
Bobby: Bobby [5.Sep.11]
The UV Race: Homo [27.Jul.11]
Greys: Ultra Sorta [21.Jun.11]

Blogs

Tuesday, November 1 2011

Doomtree Releases New Single "The Grand Experiment"

Music to quiet the anxieties of a post-Wugazi world.


Thursday, October 20 2011

John Wesley Harding: Video-making Man

John Wesley Harding teams up with Eugene Mirman for new video, "Sing Your Own Song", which spoofs a Paul Simon classic.


Tuesday, October 11 2011

Ólafur Arnalds Opens Up Living Room For Fans

Icelandic music master creates new album in one hot week.


Monday, October 10 2011

Him & Her: Nicole Atkins and Mick Fleetwood

So what if it's an extended tequila commercial? The pairing is unexpected and cool.


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