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James Murphy On Broadway; Nicholson Baker’s Musical Novel; Sarah Jarosz Plays Live

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is currently working on a Broadway musical. Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is currently working on a Broadway musical. (Courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy discusses his latest project: composing music for the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's drama "Betrayal."

Plus: Nicholson Baker’s new novel, Traveling Sprinkler, is about a man who is having a hard time writing a new book — so he picks up a guitar instead. Baker discusses the book and the real-life companion album he recorded.

And: Sarah Jarosz is just 22, but she’s already made a mark on the folk and bluegrass scene thanks to her deep bluegrass knowledge and exceptional instrumental skills. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter from Texas plays live.  

Guests:

Nicholson Baker, Sarah Jarosz and James Murphy

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