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Famed Authors Form Band, Songs Offer Comic Relief During The Pandemic

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Two members of the Rock Bottom Remainders perform in 2012.


If you’re looking for some comic relief from the pandemic we’re all living through, how about taking a few minutes to listen to a new song by the Rock Bottom Remainders.

This band, formed in 1992, includes — but isn’t limited to — authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Stephen King, Scott Turow and Sun Valley resident Ridley Pearson. Pearson joins Idaho Matters to talk more about their music. 

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Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.