Jason Brown

Operations Director

Jason is a bit of a public radio junkie, and eavesdrops on stations all over North America. His favorite program is RadioLab, and he sometimes ignores his family, severe weather, and basic traffic laws while listening to it. He thinks he reads more than most people, but concedes that’s not saying much. He enjoys working in public radio because he likes discovering new music and having access to what’s happening now. He lives with two dogs, who are relentless hug-beasts. 

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This week I slip in a Cocteau Twins track, the 1986 song "Love's Easy Tears," which led me to this lovely and now digitally memorialized piece of ephemera

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This week we're playing the music of Vagabon, which is the moniker of Lætitia Tamko. Tamko uploaded some songs to bandcamp not expecting much, got invited to play a famous underground music venue in New York, and realized while there that a musician didn’t have to be perfect be successful.

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This week on the show we're featuring sets recorded at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, thanks to NPR Music. Named as a folk music festival its focus is certainly on the broad spectrum of the genre, but has also come to embrace all kinds of bands and musicians. In 1965 the festival was the event that Bob Dylan famously went electric at, provoking much controversy but undoubtedly leaving a mark both on the festival and on folk music. 

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This week I'm playing the latest album from the massive Toronto indie rock collective Broken Social Scene. Hug of Thunder has 18 musician credits on it, and I thought it would be fun to see how far I could take the show along just playing Broken Social Scene and its associated acts. It turns out filling up an hour was easy-peasy so that's I've done, no particular rhyme, reason, or ranking, just an hour of awesome tunes. 

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This week we're playing the new album from Waxahatchee, the moniker of Katie Crutchfield, titled Out In The Storm. It's unapologetically a breakup album, but it finds optimism in heartache. A lot of people are writing about it this week, but the best comments come from Katie Crutchfield's twin sister and longtime musical collaborator Alison Crutchfield, by way of this interview conducted by The Mothership.

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