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Valerie Day: Coffeeshop Conversations #63 - The Nu Shooz album you have been waiting for

By TOM D'ANTONI // A solo conversation about their first album in 28 years!. Talk about not being able to wait!

An apology to Ms. Day and the rest of you. The author of this piece made a stupid mistake when recording and it sounds like we're in the bottom of a large metal cylinder. The author of this article feels like an idiot. Sorry. 

--The Author of this Article

Welcome to World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for another Oregon Music News Coffeeshop Conversation.

In the coffeeshop with me today is Valerie Day, who with her husband John Smith are Nu Shooz, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame band who’s tune, “I Can’t Wait” is still, after thirty years, still one of those tunes that can easily get stuck in your head all day. And it does all over the world, every single day. I’ll ask her how she feels about being responsible for that.

They have a new album called Bagtown coming out in May. There’s more than one story behind that.

Coffeshop Conversations are always one-on-one…even this one. I told her that if Kate Power would do one with the Steve Einhorn, than she could too.

And she did.

Let’s meet Valerie Day.

The album release gig is on Saturday, May 21 at the Star Theater, Doors: 7:00 PM | Show: 8:00 PM, tickets.

 Here's "Real Thing," the first single from the new album. She talks about the making of it in our conversation.

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john r smith

Lovely! Great job Tom, and so brilliant to get Valerie by herself. Charming interview.

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