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Bob Marley's Legend

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For years, big-name directors have struggled to make a movie about the late reggae legend Bob Marley. Now, a new documentary aims to tell the story behind the superstar. Today: Bob Marley’s eldest son, Ziggy Marley and filmmaker Kevin Macdonald tell us about "Marley." Plus, a live performance from fast-playing Minnesota bluegrass band, Trampled By Turtles. And, our weekly Pick Three.

‘Marley’ Sings Redemption Song

For years, big-name directors have struggled to make a movie about one of the most complex figures in music. Now, a sprawling documentary about the late reggae legend Bob Marley is set for release this Friday ... yes, "4/20." We hear about the film from Kevin Macdonald (who directed “The Last King of Scotland”) and Ziggy Marley, Bob’s eldest son.

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Pick Three: David Brown

David Brown, executive producer of KUT’s "Texas Music Matters,” joins us for our weekly Pick Three -- with three must-hear new releases.


Trampled By Turtles: In Studio

A Bluegrass Top 10 hit and critical acclaim are nice – but when you’ve had a stretch of hometown highway named after you? That’s when you know you’ve arrived. Minnesota’s fast-playing bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles join us live in studio with a just-released album called "Stars and Satellites," and to tell us about the newly christened "Trampled By Turtles Trail." (Pilgrims, take note: it’s on I-35 between Minneapolis and Duluth).

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Kudos to two very different musicians

Two musical awards are announced - one national, the other local.


Gig Alert: Christina Courtin

Singer-violinist Christina Courtin brings her roots-, rock- and jazz-styled tunes to Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday night. Download her new song "Lightfighter."