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From the Vault: Richie Havens

Richie Havens with Dennis Elsas at WFUV

Richie Havens with Dennis Elsas at WFUV


Richie Havens would have turned 80 today, so for a "Throwback Thursday" FUV Live, we're looking back to his 2008 visit to Studio A. He had just released his album Nobody Left To Crown, once again using his words and those of other writers to discuss the frustrations, hopes and ways of the world.

Not surprisingly, Richie was kind enough to bring his guitar with him, and he and guitarist Walter Parks performed a few songs live. So we'll be featuring those songs on WFUV today, and if you want to hear my conversation with Richie, you'll find it in the FUV Live Vault.

[Recorded: 9/10/08]