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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

Wednesday, July 30 2014

When the Man in Black Went to Bat for Native America

A recasting of Johnny Cash's most controversial album, Bitter Tears, raises questions about the inclusiveness of American music.


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.


Reviews

Tuesday, August 26 2014

'The Railway Man' Goes Off the Rails With Sentimentality

The movie wastes its impressive cast, choosing instead to drown itself in sentimentalism.


Sunday, August 24 2014

'Dream Deceivers: Heavy Metal on Trial' Examines Culpability and Belief

Metal fans will remember this story in the lore of censorship and a dark moment in the history of Judas Priest. But this film is not about the band and is all the better for it.


Friday, August 22 2014

Knots Untie and Tie Again in 'Boardwalk Empire: Season Four'

If previous seasons gave us glimpses of the evil that men do, then this penultimate season of HBO's best current series gives us an extreme closeup.


Sunday, August 10 2014

Some Assembly Is Required for Reading 'Boston Mob'

At times, Mark Songini stretches ideas beyond their breaking point, making the reader reassemble them with Krazy Glue and chicken wire.


Thursday, July 31 2014

On the Relationship Between the Scribe and the Scoundrel

Robert Spoo's Without Copyrights takes you through the winding and dimly-lit alleyways of professional courtesies and the narrow passageways of intellectual property.


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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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