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JPR Live Session: Clem Snide

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Aired 5-29-2020

Since it's forming in early 1990s, the band Clem Snide has been through a number of lineup changes, and even a breakup. Throughout, primary singer and songwriter Eef Barzelay has been a constant. After releasing a pair of excellent solo albums, Barzelay has just released a new album under the Clem Snide name called Forever Just Beyond. He joined us from his home in Nashville for a JPR Live (from afar) Session.

It was a chance meeting with Scott Avett (Avett Brothers) that set the path for Clem Snide's newest release. Unknown to Barzelay, Avett was a fan of the band (even occasionally covering Clem Snide songs on tour), and expressed interest in helping craft a new album. Avett helped Barzelay lay down a collection of songs that question some of life's larger and sometimes unanswerable questions.

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Eric earned a broadcast journalism degree from Washington State University's Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. As FM Network Program Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and interviews.