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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-03-28: interview with Jenny Conlee of the Decemberists

April 3, 2012
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We broadcast an interview with Jenny Conlee on last week’s episode of Accordion Noir.  You should be able to listen to it online (or download it) here.  This was the first back recording we were able to find from the period after our old website locked up, so from here on in we lack listener statistics to convince you to check out a show based on just how many people in distant history agreed it was worth investigating.  You’ll just have to trust us!

What most impressed [Bruce] while putting this together was hearing her work with Black Prairie, one of her other bands.  I expected something like straight bluegrass and got this strange mix of that plus other goodness.  It’s often unsettling to think that Bill Monroe invented bluegrass at exactly the same time Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker and them were inventing Be Bop and modern jazz.  When you hear music like this, it manages to bring that old-modern (jazz) and that modern-old (bluegrass) together in a wonderful way.

Thanks Jenny, all the very best with the new Decemberists live record.

Also:  get your Team Jenny Shirt today!

Oh yeah, here’s the playlist for the episode:

* The Decemberists – Rox In The Box – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 2] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 1, Welcome and Bluegrass Festival workshops – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 2, Favorite Accordions – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – http://www.decemberists.com/
* The Decemberists – June Hymn – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 2] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 3, Amplification – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – http://www.decemberists.com/
* The Decemberists – Oceanside – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 2] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 4, Composing, Other Bands – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Black Prairie – A Prairie Musette – (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.blackprairie.com/home/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 5, Other Accordionists – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Black Prairie – Ostinato Del Caminito – (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.blackprairie.com/home/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 6, Teaching and Fans – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – http://www.decemberists.com/
* The Decemberists – Down By The Water – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 1] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 7, Susan G. Komen – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/
* The Decemberists – Leslie Ann Levine – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 1] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Track 8, Pogues closing – Accordion Noir interview (2012) – http://www.decemberists.com/
* KMRIA (Kiss My Royal Irish Ass) – Bottle of Smoke – Tractor Tavern in Seattle, 3/13/2009 (2009) – Portland, Oregon, USA – Jenny Conlee of the Decemberists, acc. http://www.facebook.com/pages/KMRIA/59560036995
* The Decemberists – The Mariner’s Revenge Song – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air: Live Songs 04.11-08.11 [Disc 2] (2012) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Jenny Conlee – Jenny Conlee, 102.7 stinger – (2012) – – http://www.decemberists.com/

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