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, 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, April 2 2013
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
How the Midwest remade country music in its own image -- and without even trying.
Monday, July 16 2012
The Carolina Chocolate Drops show us why it's important that country music gets in touch with its real base: rural America and the many gifts that rural America offers.
Tuesday, December 3 2013
Jethro Tull is one of progressive rock's longest-running bands. But is it progressive rock? If not, Ian Anderson and Co. have some explaining to do when it comes to Thick as a Brick and Passion Play.
Sunday, November 24 2013
Graham Nash has always seemed like an affable dude, but his personality grates rather quickly in this mercifully short memoir.
Monday, November 18 2013
One of the best ways to celebrate the short story is still through anthologies such as The O. Henry Prize Stories. It's a tradition that deserves to endure.
Thursday, November 14 2013
The original lineup only recorded four albums, but within a few short years in the '70s the band helped shape the future of popular music. Its name was Dr. Feelgood.
Thursday, November 14 2013
Dream Theater, now in its third decade, suffered what could have been a crippling blow, the loss of drummer Mike Portnoy. The band found a replacement and got (to everyone's surprise) better. This new DVD is proof.
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.