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.
Sunday, September 21 2014
Since the early '80s, The Rainmakers have been among the best bands to emerge from the Heartland Rock boom of that decade. They may be the best that's still at it.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
A recasting of Johnny Cash's most controversial album, Bitter Tears, raises questions about the inclusiveness of American music.
Monday, April 28 2014
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 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
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, October 28 2014
The Killer makes an album worthy of his reputation, aided by an all-star cast and co-producer (and fellow music legend) Jim Keltner.
Thursday, October 16 2014
Written in vivid detail and expertly researched, Mike Stobbe's chronicle of the office of the Surgeon General parts the curtains on some surprising heroes and brings us to a surprising conclusion.
Tuesday, October 7 2014
Ossie Davis's directorial debut raises questions and statements about race and culture in America that resonate strong today.
Monday, October 6 2014
Former KISS guitarist breaks no new ground with latest release. Although he can still solo, he still lacks ace material.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
The veteran guitarist and singer returns with a strong release that pairs him with Nashville writers, studio greats, and longtime producer Kevin Shirley.
Friday, November 4 2011
Tuesday, November 1 2011
Music to quiet the anxieties of a post-Wugazi world.
Thursday, October 20 2011
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
Icelandic music master creates new album in one hot week.
Monday, October 10 2011
So what if it's an extended tequila commercial? The pairing is unexpected and cool.