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Friday, December 24, 2010

Elvis Costello sings live in The Greene Space Elvis Costello sings live in The Greene Space (Daniel Eagan)

Leonard Lopate hosts his annual Christmas gospel hour, playing favorite gospel Christmas classics. Elvis Costello and his band performed in the Greene Space in November, and we’re playing it again.

Christmas Eve Gospel Music

Leonard Lopate hosts his annual Christmas gospel hour, playing favorite gospel classics.

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Elvis Costello's Performance in the Greene Space

Elvis Costello performed live in The Greene Space in November with his six-piece band, the Sugarcanes and Pete Thomas, and we're airing that performance again. He spoke with Leonard about his musical influences, and played songs from his latest album, National Ransom, which includes rock, bluegrass, and country, and was produced by T Bone Burnett. The band includes: Jerry Douglas (dobro/lap steel), Stuart Duncan (violin), Mike Compton (mandolin), Pete Thomas (drums), Jim Lauderdale (guitar, vocals), Jeff Taylor (accordion), Dennis Crouch (double bass).

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