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Gabriel Kahane offers a snapshot of America on KCRW's 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'

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Gabriel Kahane stopped by the KCRW: Los Angeles 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.

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."