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The Improvisational Music Of Eugene Chadbourne

Image of Improviser, guitarist and banjoist Eugene Chadbourne
Eugene Chadbourne

After Eugene Chadbourne saw The Beatles on television as a boy, he picked up a guitar and started playing. It was the beginning of a career in string music and improvisational techniques that have taken him to underground venues around the world. 

His collaborations with other traveling musicians brought him to Greensboro where his combination of musical genres like country, roots and jazz have been embraced with a cult following. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Chadbourne about improvisational music and Chadbourne performs live.​

Watch him perform the guitar music of John Zorn live at The Stone in New York City:

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Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
Will Michaels is WUNC's Weekend Host and Reporter.