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Chasing Pavements and Fame

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Friday, August 21, 2009

The soulful British singer Adele won Grammy awards this year for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal. Today: Adele talks about finding songwriting success -- at age 20. Plus: an in-studio performance from the Montreal-based indie-rock composer Patrick Watson. This is a repeat broadcast.


Adele and Patrick Watson


At 19, British singer Adele received rave reviews for her debut album and the single "Chasing Pavements." At 20, she won two Grammy awards. On the eve of her 21st birthday when this interview first aired, Adele joins us to talk about her bright future and the songs she's writing ...

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Patrick Watson

Patrick Watson formed his band to accompany an underwater photography exhibit. Since then, the group has crossed paths with Feist, Philip Glass and the late James Brown. Watson joins us to talk about the new album Wooden Arms and to play in our studio. This is a repeat broadcast of ...