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Guest DJ: Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Singer-songwriter Yusuf (formerly known as Cat Stevens) (Courtesy of the artist)

Yusuf/Cat Stevens joins All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to share songs that shaped his career and discuss his new album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone.

Decades ago, the potent folk songs of Cat Stevens inspired All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen to pick up acoustic guitar. Now known as Yusuf/Cat Stevens, the singer visits the All Songs studio for this week's show to discuss his path to music and share songs that inspired him along the way. Yusuf/Cat Stevens' most recent album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, features reworkings of a number of classic blues songs and originals. The record also includes collaborations with super-producer Rick Rubin and harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite. Tell Em I'm Gone is his first album since 2009's Roadslinger.

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