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Guitar Special: Kalamazoo Gals, Richard Thompson Plays ‘Electric’

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Richard Thompson performs in the Soundcheck studio. Richard Thompson performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Soundcheck is revisiting some of our favorite segments from the past year. Today, we're presenting a "Guitar Special," featuring a Rosie the Riveter guitar mystery and an iconic folk guitar master still going strong.

In this episode: John Thomas shares the story of unsung heroines, as detailed in his book, Kalamazoo Gals: A Story Of Extraordinary Women And Gibson’s ‘Banner’ Guitars of WWII.

Plus: Veteran English folk singer and guitarist Richard Thompson performs songs from his latest album, Electric, and reveals a passion for birding and NHL hockey.


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