Jedd Beaudoin

Jedd Beaudoin is host of the eclectic syndicated music show Strange Currency and frequent arts reporter for Wichita Public Radio. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University, where he is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.

Features // 42 Articles
Columns // 18 Articles
Reviews // 543 Articles
Blogs // 35 Articles
//Features

Chuck Berry's Defiant, Ground-Shaking Rock | 22 Mar 2017 // 9:35 PM

The late Chuck Berry's biggest hit may have undermined one of his greatest talents: his gift for storytelling.

City Plans and Vulcan Hands: Spiral Stairs' Scott Kannberg Speaks | 14 Mar 2017 // 9:35 PM

Doris and the Daggers is the first release from Spiral Stairs since 2009. Scott Kannberg explains what took so long. Spoiler? Life.

//Columns

The New Oral History: Chris Shiflett and Steve Dawson's Smart, Listenable Podcasts | 24 Aug 2016 // 10:00 PM

There are more podcasts than you can shake a flash drive at these days. Though the number of 'casts that embrace Americana music is growing, these two stand out.

Coulda Been Country: The Allman Brothers Dickey Betts' Great Southern Songs | 1 Jul 2016 // 1:30 AM

The Allman Brothers band receives attention for its southern rock tendencies, but its secret weapon was, for a time, the country inflections brought forth by guitarist Dickey Betts.

//Reviews

Darkest Hour: Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora | 7 Mar 2017 // 3:51 AM

No matter your take on Darkest Hour, the D.C. outfit reminds us that passion is nine-tenths of metal law on its newest effort.

Power Trip: Nightmare Logic | 22 Feb 2017 // 9:15 PM

This Dallas quintet speaks to the questions of "the edge" with might and imagination.

//Blogs

Left Lane Cruiser - "Claw Machine Wizard" (audio) (premiere) | 27 Mar 2017 // 4:07 AM

Blues-based Indiana duo Left Lane Cruiser offers up title track from latest LP.

The Neal Morse Band - "MacArthur Park" (video) (premiere) | 24 Mar 2017 // 5:13 AM

Neal Morse never takes a task lightly, as evidenced by this clip from the new audio/visual package Morsefest 2015.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

// Short Ends and Leader

"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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