As a child Jake Xerxes Fussell would accompany his folklorist father as he documented the lives and music of bluesmen of the south. Fussell developed an appreciation for Americana himself and records songs of a byegone era. His latest album is titled What in the Natural World.
There is a new cosmic supergroup featuring Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner of The National, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister. Their album is titled Planetarium, and as that name implies, it seems to be as much about inspiring wonder, deep questions, and our place in the universe as it is about the science of our solar system.
Left of the Dial air Friday nights from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU radio, and will do so at the expanding edges of the universe forever.