Joseph Arthur talks about Lou Reed's enduring influence

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When asked about his new record, Joseph Arthur unintentionally dropped a handful of big names. But now that the record is here only one name that matters: Lou.

Arthur's new album Lou is a collection of covers from the iconic Velvet Undeground frontman.

In town playing with The Afghan Whigs, Joseph Arthur spent some time at The Current. Listen above as he talks with Mac Wilson about his star-studded path to meeting Lou Reed, and the challenges he faced covering one of Rock and Roll's most beloved performers.

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