Hosted by Jedd Beaudoin
sc squareStrange Currency mixes and matches the old with the new, the familiar with the less familiar. Though we can all build our own playlists, it's still fun when someone does the heavy lifting for us. Host Jedd Beaudoin scours the wild terrains of new releases and searches the outback of classic cuts to bring you a thought-provoking listening experience each time.

14 SongsThe album title was a nod to J.D. Salinger and the hope was that 1993’s 14 Songs would establish former Replacements vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Paul Westerberg as a major force in American rock music. Although a highly memorable effort, the album failed to bring the Minnesota-native into stardom. That said, it’s remembered as one of his strongest solo releases and is produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More, The Replacements). Listen for music from that disc as well as from the 2003 release by Westerberg’s alter-ego, Grandpaboy. 

Strange Currency can be heard Fridays at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the FREE KRCB Mobile App which you can download from the App Store & Google Play.

(Photo: Paul Westerberg’s 14 Songs, cover art – Fair use/Wikipedia)

Davina and the Vagabonds 8103201460It’s our New Month, New Music feature. We’ll hear selections from the brand-new recording from Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Davina & The Vagabonds, Sugar Drops as well as the latest from The Bird and The Bee, Interpreting The Masters Vol. 2: A Tribute To Van Halen, which focuses on the music of that legendary California band’s initial run with vocalist David Lee Roth. 

Strange Currency can be heard Fridays at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the FREE KRCB Mobile App which you can download from the App Store & Google Play.

(Photo: Davina & The Vagabonds - Piotr Drabik, Wikimedia Commons [CC BY 2.0])

Grateful Dead 1970We look back on the Woodstock Festival with selections from Santana, Grateful Dead, and more on the next Strange Currency.

Strange Currency can be heard Fridays at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the FREE KRCB Mobile App which you can download from the App Store & Google Play.

(Photo: Grateful Dead - Courtesy Warner Bros. Records/via Billboard Magazine [Public Domain])

IPop BBBReleased in 1986, Iggy Pop’s Blah Blah Blah was produced by David Bowie and marked their final collaboration. We’ll hear music from that album as well as selections from Bowie’s early ‘90s effort Black Tie White Noise. 

Strange Currency can be heard Fridays at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the FREE KRCB Mobile App which you can download from the App Store & Google Play.

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