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Monsters of Folk, Yim Yames, Edward Sharpe, More

July 20th, 2009

Episode 232 of 797 episodes

They call themselves The Monsters Of Folk: Jim James, frontman for the band My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, and singer-guitarist M. Ward. Also on the show: Jim James has recorded a solo tribute album to George Harrison; Swedish singer Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man On Earth; John Davis, formerly of the band Georgie James, has a new project called Title Tracks; Phil Elverum of The Microphones returns with a new band he's calling Mount Eerie; guitarist Bill Frisell composes new music for a series of rural photographs from the 1920s; and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

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