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Listen: Gabriel Kahane Performs on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic"

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on October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Gabriel Kahane was on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. He spoke with host Jason Bentley about his new album, Book of Travelers, and was joined by the Lyris Quartet to perform several songs from it—"Baedeker," "Baltimore," "8980," "Little Love"—and more. Listen to the session here. Kahane performs in La Jolla tonight and will be a guest on Live From Here with Chris Thile from St. Paul on October 20.


Gabriel Kahane stopped by the KCRW studios in Santa Monica to be a guest on Morning Becomes Eclectic today. He spoke with host Jason Bentley about his new album, Book of Travelers, and was joined by the Lyris Quartet to perform several songs from it—"Baedeker," "Baltimore," "8980," "Little Love"—as well as songs from his previous album, The Ambassador. You can listen to the complete session below.

Kahane performs at The Loft in La Jolla, California, tonight. He will be a guest on Live From Here with Chris Thile on Saturday, October 20, when the public radio show airs live on from The Fitzgerland Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. The other guests on the episode will be The War and Treaty and Negin Farsad, and Aoife O'Donovan will be Thile's duet partner. Kahane joins Andrew Bird and the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center at the end of the month and takes his own tour to Texas in early November. For details and tickets, see below or visit

Book of Travelers was released on Nonesuch earlier this year. It is a musical travelogue about the looping railway journey across the US he embarked upon the day after the 2016 US election and the people he met along the way. "Exquisitely crafted," says Uncut. "Musically fascinating and hauntingly empathetic." "Extraordinary," says the San Francisco Chronicle; "vivid and wholly original." Rolling Stone calls it a "stunning portrait of a singular moment in America."

To pick up a copy of Book of Travelers, head to your local independent record store, Bandcamp, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. Book of Travelers is also available to download on iTunes and to stream at Apple Music and Spotify


Oct 10 The Loft La Jolla, CA
Oct 20 Live From Here with Chris Thile St. Paul, MN
Oct 26&27 The Kennedy Center* Washington, DC
Nov 2 Cactus Cafe Austin, TX
Nov 3 The Cliburn Fort Worth, TX
Nov 10 Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center New York, NY
Nov 14 The Parkway Theater Minneapolis, MN
Nov 16 Constellation Chicago, IL
Nov 17 The Back Room @ Colectivo Milwaukee, WI
Nov 18 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 28 Station Inn Nashville, TN
Nov 29 Eddie's Attic Decatur, GA
Nov 30 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Dec 1 Isis Music Hall Asheville, NC
Dec 2 The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
Dec 4 Hi-Fi Indianapolis, IN
Dec 5 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 7 Burchfield Penny Art Center Buffalo, NY
Dec 8 Burdock Music Hall Toronto, ON
Jan 22 MIM Music Theater Phoenix, AZ
Jan 24 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
Jan 26 Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA
Jan 30 The Old Church Portland, OR
Jan 31 Triple Door Seattle, WA
Feb 14 Alexander Hall, Princeton University** Princeton, NJ
Feb 15 Auburn Public Theater Auburn, NY
Feb 16 O Patro Vys Montreal, QC
Feb 17 Higher Ground Showcase Lounge South Burlington, VT
Mar 27 Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center** Washington, DC
Apr 1&2 Théâtre de la Ville** Paris, FRANCE
Apr 5&6 Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse** Lyon, FRANCE

* w/Andrew Bird & National Symphony
** 8980: Book of Travelers

Gabriel Kahane: KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" 2018

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