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Nick Lowe and Jim Nelson (Episode #305H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 20, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

Nick Lowe has become a noted figure in UK pub rock, power pop, and new wave best known for his songs "Cruel to Be Kind" and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass." He is a singer-songwriter, musician, and producer and has worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and Johnny Cash. Covers of Lowe's songs "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" (Elvis Costello), "I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock 'n' Roll)" (Dave Edmunds), and "The Beast in Me" (Johnny Cash) went on to become hits. Lowe is joined by Jim Nelson, the editor for GQ magazine, for an intimate conversation filmed at the Montclair Film Festival for this episode of Speakeasy.

Jack Johnson and G. Love (Episode #304H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 13, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is joined by G. Love for an intimate conversation at New York City's McKittrick Hotel for this episode of "Speakeasy." Johnson is primarily recognized for his merging of soft rock and acoustic genres and has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Charts four albums in a row. He has been nominated for multiple Grammy, ESPN, Billboard, and Brit Awards. G. Love is best known as the front man for the alternative hip-hop band, G. Love & Special Sauce. The band is known for a unique, laid back blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. Together they discuss the early days of Jack's career, the new album, and Jack's commitment to environment.

Nick Mason and David Fricke (Episode #303H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 6, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

Nick Mason is best known as the drummer of legendary rock band Pink Floyd. He is the only member of Pink Floyd to be featured on every one of their albums and is the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1965. Mason takes the stage opposite David Fricke, senior editor of Rolling Stonemagazine. The pair discuss the early days of Pink Floyd, groupies, space, and the legacy of Pink Floyd.

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