Some local musicians have accepted a creative challenge presented by Beck. In December, he released a collection of 20 new songs. But they aren't recordings, they're just sheet music.
Beck explains that it's a throwback to the era of musical standards when it was common for the same song to be recorded by many artists. He's eager to hear how different musicians interpret his compositions.
The Current invited a bunch of local artists to take a stab at the Beck Song Reader. David Campbell, host of The Local Show discussed the project and the latest edition of Local Current Live with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.