Wilco side projects, Abdullah Ibrahim, Gidon Kremer

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Down With Wilco and The Minus Five; Latvian violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer; Celtic country bluegrass from Ponticello; South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim; Folk rock adventurer Patty Larkin; Atmospheric rock hip hop from Sue Garner; The new indie supergroup Loose Fur

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Wilco side projects, Abdullah Ibrahim, Gidon Kremer

Down With Wilco

The Days of Wine and Booze

  • Artist: The Minus Five
  • Album: Down With Wilco
  • Song: The Days of Wine and Booze

Scott McCaughey gathers some of his closest friends from R.E.M., the Posies, Wilco and more for his latest invention.

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Happy Birthday

Polka

  • Artist: Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer
  • Album: Happy Birthday
  • Song: Polka

This is an odd but beautiful album with a dozen different variations on the "Happy Birthday" theme.

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The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist

  • Artist: Ponticello
  • Album: The Escape Artist
  • Song: The Escape Artist

Ponticello is a Seattle trio that plays their own blend of ecclectic American Roots music.

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African Magic

The Mountain

  • Artist: Abdullah Ibrahim
  • Album: African Magic
  • Song: The Mountain

This selection will likely sound familiar to listeners of All Things Considered.

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African Magic
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Enja Justin Time

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Red = Luck

All That Innocence

  • Artist: Patty Larkin
  • Album: Red = Luck
  • Song: All That Innocence

Singer/songwriter Patty Larkin has been a self-described musical "adventurer" for more than 15 years.

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Shadyside

Yes

  • Artist: Sue Garner
  • Album: Shadyside
  • Song: Yes

Sue Garner got her start in the fertile music scene of Athens, Georgia more than 20 years ago. On this album she blends scraping, angular sounds with poetry.

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Loose Fur

Chinese Apple

  • Artist: Loose Fur
  • Album: Loose Fur
  • Song: Chinese Apple

Three remarkable artists get together for a more experimental project and come up with Loose Fur.

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