Between my love of Marketplace Money and Dinner Party Download you'd think I'd have Marketplace overload, but no. They keep churning out great radio and I keep listening. A few weeks ago they stepped away from the current economy and went back in time with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.
If you know Wilco at all you know they love Woody Guthrie. In fact, they recorded 2 albums worth of his unheard material called Mermaid Avenue with singer Billy Bragg. Nora Guthrie, Woody's daughter, pulled Jolly Banker out of the archives because she felt it was once again relative in today's economic situation as it had been when it was originally written. She asked Wilco to record a version and that's how we're lucky enough get a great musician on Marketplace.
In other Wilco news, they have an finally recorded a self-titled album that is coming out June 30. The whole album is suppose to be available for streaming, but doesn't seem to be working at the moment. You can also pre-order the record (yes, even on vinyl).
Lastly, no summer would be completely without a giant slew of outdoor Wilco shows. We're going to see them in Lowell, MA if anybody wants to stop by and say hi.