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On the verge of 90, Barbara Dane is still making new music


Barbara Dane is on the phone and she’s singing: “I’m selling my pork chops/But I’m giving my gravy away.” It’s an old song from the blues legend Memphis Minnie, and a few minutes later she’s singing again, this time an obscure novelty tune called “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago.”

That’s what happens when you’re a musician who has lived as long as Dane has, the songs accumulate so much, they’re practically spilling out of you. Read More...

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