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Book reviews and concert previews brought to you by Betsy Burton, co-owner of The King's English Bookshop, and Austen Diamond, producer of 13% Salt. Books & Beats airs Saturdays at 7:35 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. during NPR's Weekend Edition.

Books & Beats: January 23, 2016

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The Brothers Comatose are playing at Snowbasin ski resort on Friday, January 29.

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain (Doubleday) is the latest book from famed humorist Bill Bryson, in which he travels the farthest possible distance between two points in Britain—going by car, bus, train, and on foot.  In her review, Betsy Burton says reading Bryson is “not just a pleasure but a learning experience of the highest order[.]”

Alex and Ben Morrison grew up in a musical household.  Now they’ve got their own band—The Brothers Comatose.  Austen Diamond says they harmonize that special way only siblings can.  They’re playing a free concert at Snowbasin ski resort on Friday, January 29th

Also, jam band STS9 takes the stage at The Depot on Wednesday, January 27th.

Known for their stage-presence and piano chops, Andy Frasco & the U.N. will be at The State Room on Friday, January 29th.

Music heard on this Books & Beats:

1: “Brothers” by The Brothers Comatose

2: “Golden Gate” by STS9

3: “Sunny Day Soldier” by Andy Frasco & the U.N.  

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