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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

Sunday, September 21 2014

The Rainmakers Find Heaven and Hell in the Heartland

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

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, October 28 2014

Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock & Roll Time

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

'Surgeon General's Warning' Provides a Fascinating History on a Controversial Position

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

'Cotton Comes to Harlem' Has Quality Activism and Acting

Ossie Davis's directorial debut raises questions and statements about race and culture in America that resonate strong today.


Monday, October 6 2014

Ace Frehley: Space Invader

Former KISS guitarist breaks no new ground with latest release. Although he can still solo, he still lacks ace material.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Joe Bonamassa: Different Shades of Blue

The veteran guitarist and singer returns with a strong release that pairs him with Nashville writers, studio greats, and longtime producer Kevin Shirley.


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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