Musician David Nagler sings the poems of Carl Sandburg

David Nagler and Justin Kaufmann

David Nagler and Justin Kaufmann

Brooklyn-based musician David Nagler joins Justin to talk about his forthcoming record, “Chicago Poems,” which brings together artists (including previous Download guests Robbie Fulks, Jon Langford and Kelly Hogan) to sing on his musical interpretations of the works of Carl Sandburg. David discusses what inspired him to take on this project, the process and challenge of putting Sandburg’s work to music and what it is about Carl Sandburg’s work that continues to resonate today.  David also performs a song called “Theme in Yellow.”

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